My name is Margaret and I have a history of back pain, sciatica and a herniated disc. My GP sent me for an MRI which revealed a herniated disc, two bulging discs, arthritis, DDD, stenosis at L5-S1
My friend suggested that I see a rheumatologist because of the arthritis. I have been in a lot of pain over the past few months but my doctor does not suggest going to specialists, other than pain management for cortisone injections. He doesn't feel that surgery is an option because he says that the stats show that surgery does not always help. I told him I wanted to speak to specialists and know ALL my options.
I feel quite depressed today and found your webpage and thought I would see if you can help me. My GP has only told me to take Tylenol or Aleve.
Thank you, Marg