Well I may not have much of the terminology down yet buut i would like to say hello to all. I have been dealing with lower back issues since i went off a jump on a snowtube (lying on my stomach) at age 13. I am now turning 35 and the pain has gone from mild to harsh. I also have had numerous back injuries since then. However in the past 10 years things have gotten quite unbearable. I have tried PT,Chiropractic,acupuncture,and many stretching and strengthening exercises.
Now the fun begins after my insurance finally clears me for an mri,my ortho says the magic word..SURGERY :jawdrop: ..i am trying to wait till next year so i can get my business operating mostly without me.Carpet Cleaning not a great choice for lower back issues,i know. I am scheduled for first epidiural injection next thurs. And the doc has suggested fusion of L5/S1 and adr L5/L4. I am a bit nervous but am willing if i can experience a normal life again. I have 5 children and not being able to have fun with them at the park and other types of physical activities just kills me everyday.
Anyway i look forward to reading more from those that deal with this like me. Thank you all.