I have been having off and on pain for years now. I first went to my PCP for lumbar pain about 3 years ago. Xrays were done and he told me all was ok. This past May the pain started up again pretty bad.
Early July I went to see an ortho pain specialist who Xrayed and diagnosed me with a pars fracture and spondyolosis. He started me on steroids, oxy for pain, and PT for a month.
I went back to the doctor on August 10th. At that time after several sleepless nights he referred me to ortho spine specialist. this doctor ordered an MRI and I returned a week later with the new diagnosis
Lumbar Stenosis focused at the L5 nerve and DDD.
lumbar pain, severe buttocks, hamstring, legs, feet and ankles. the pain is both legs but worse on the left side.
I actually get most comfort when standing although I know that walking probably does aggravate it.
I feel that in the long run surgery will be needed but the surgeon has referred me to pain doctor for a series of 2 or 3 epi shots.
I am hoping to read success stories here on this forum and also hear of some home remedies for the pain
I am very active outdoorsmen, hunting and fishing, and defintely do not want to suffer so severly for any length of time.