Just introducing myself. My name is Sandy and I have 2 disc herniations between L4 and L5, and L5 and S1. I've had this for over 2 years now. I just recently had a Facet Block injection (May 20th) It seemed to help after the first couple of days, but now it seems to be wearing off already. I had an MRI on June 2 and it shows that the herniations have gotten a bit worse, and that I seem to have the beginnings of osteo-arthritis. So that's discouraging. I have another appoitment with my specialist this Friday, so I'll see what he says to do next. It took 2 years to even get this first injection, so I'm pretty tired of all this.
I also have Fibromyalgia (for about the last 15 years.) and all the complications that come with that.
I recently came back to work full-time and am finding it very hard. Fortunately, I work for a school division and get the summer months off, so hopefully I'll be able to rest and take a break.
I actually also have a question. I would like to try and strengthen my back by walking on my treadmill. Does anyone know of any good sites that provide walking programs for people with back injuries??
Thanks for your help, and I look forward to hearing from any of you!