I just found this site yesterday after weeks of searching for information about my leg pain caused by arthritis in my back.
I have had lower back pain for 25 years or so. Mainly the result of trying to hold my own as a woman in a traditionally male job. I did a lot of lifting and pushing.
Two years ago I had my first back X-ray but at the time I told the doctor I was far more concerned about my wrists which were keeping me from doing what I like. Piroxicam helps that but my back is still hurting. For the last 6 months or so I have had leg pain when walking or standing.
I got an MRI last week and have an appointment with a pain clinic next week. My family doctor has mentioned the following, bulging discs, stenosis, facet joints, and of course arthritis.
I don't feel too bad off after reading through the posts here. But I have always been a very active person doing lots of exercise and now I just feel like lying around watching tv. I do go to a water aerobics class 5 days a week.
Susan aka Oma