Hello all, I am new to the world of back injury, not what I was looking forward to. I am a healthcare provider and for the last 16 years have been lifting in what I thought was an appropiate fashion.
Four months ago I awoke with LBP, increasingly worse to the point of going to the Doc. No achillies tendon reflexes, guess that is why I was dragging my foot. one MRI later and whala...L4,-5, S1 degenerative facets disease, Annular tears,both bulging, and what appeared to be SI joint degenerative disease as well.... :??
Ah well, at the age of 41 I was shocked...After two rounds of oral steroids and a selective nerve root block I seem to holding my own and want to stay that way. I have been shifted with in my organization to a less physical position...I always thought that I had a strong core, and try to stay in shape....
Same 'ol sad tail....'eh.....Any tips to stay away from the knife?
Thanks all, Dave.