I am a chronic pain patient with mostly lwr back issues and Fibromyalgia. Have had Fibro for 10 yrs and some back problems for awhile but especially worse over last 2 years and even worse last 3 months.
Just started seeing a Back Pain Specialist Doc Friday and will be having another series of bilateral fluorscopic steroid injections. They helped a bit in past.
If this time the leg/nerve pain is decreased and the back is still in pain we will look at other options for releif n ie.. surgery or other treatments?
Considered surgery back in Mar 08 with neurosurgeon but he suggested not yet could possibly open a can of worms and wanted me to wait a year or so and see how the back calms down itself. Well it hasn't done that it actually worsened and now has arthritis.
After reading some posts I feel I can empathise with a number of you. I look forward to reading more and posting when appropriate and learning from one another.
Thanks for Reading!