The last 2 yrs I had 2 TKR. Prior to the first knee replacement, I had alot of lower back pain that I thought was due to my hamstrings. The ortho did a xray and he told me I had a stress fracture L5 he did not say much about it.
I did really well w/ my rehab on my knees within a year I was riding my bike 50 miles a week. I wanted to ride in some charity rides. All of of a sudden I started having pretty bad pain isolated in my lower back. I have had no nerve problems going down my leg,I do know whats that like I had that problem out of HS. That when on for about 2 yrs then I started riding a bike and it got better.
I finally went to a spine Doc we went through the injections etc.No relief, surgery next step I still donnot have nerve problems thank God and for the ones of you that do I feel for you. I am really freaking out about the surgery,am I going to be able to ride my bike post op. I have heard nothing but nightmares about the surgery. I'm 57 I want to be active and live my life.