My mom has been having a lot of pain in her lower back. She is very active, but for two years she has had trouble standing in one place without pain (but no trouble with walking). For the past two months, she has been in way more pain than ever, and she isn't one to complain of pain so I know that it is serious. She has trouble with all kinds of movement now, especially standing up from a sitting position.
She went through physical therapy, but she came out of it worse than before.
Next week, she is getting a left L5 selective nerve root block. The only other health problem she has is her heart - she has arrhythmia and mitral valve prolapse. The only medication she takes is one aspirin a day, because most medications give her bad side effects. She has never taken prescription medications of any kind (although she has tried different times, like meds for her heart, or even estrogen). She is 83 and again, very active.
She will stop taking aspirin 7 days before the procedure, but does anyone know if there are any risks to her heart? She always takes antibiotics before dental procedures so I was just wondering if she needs to take any procautions here.
Thanks for your help.