I have L5-S1 small far right herniated disc and both legs sciatica. I also have DDD in thoracic and mild forimal narrowing. I am not a candidate for Surgery.I have been off work for 7 months and have gained 50 pounds in 7 months from inactivity and pain and depression.
I'm going now for trigger therapy which consists of approx. 8-16 injections of lidocaine in my back muscles. This therapy causes the muscles to elongate and not keep contracted. I have 6 weeks one day a week injections.
I will try anything, but I'm getting sore and I hate needles anyway. Like who doesn't.Nice to have met some of you already. It's so great to be here to get support.
I'm on MS Contin,lyrica, amitryptiline, oxazapam to help me sleep and calm me as well as flexeril, naproxen,wellbutrin and lasix. See you here and chat.
DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN