Salam and Good Day,
I'm New here..37 years old mother to one daughter. Currently working as accountant. I've been diagnosed as having right knee OA - taken fluid injection in Jan 2011 after several steroid injections for the past 3 years. Then, early Jan 2011 I have been hospitalised due to multiple disc bulges from L2-L5, impingement nerve roots @ L5 S1 and bilateral L4. This is the results from the MRI.
- Right knee OA - since 2008 due to fall incident n active sports
- Bulging Disc - Do not know whether it was cause by the nature of work (long sitting) or due to fall injury..:(
All of the above restricted my movements. I drove myself to work. Really painful for the sciatica probs. I cant walk more then 1/2 hr.I cant sit more then an hour. The condition nuch more worsen if i'm driving in long hours (due to traffic jammed)huhu..:(
Dr gave me analgesic medicine (tramadol, arcoxia, lyrica n paracetemol) - no risk aa? too much pain killer..hehe
I also required to attend the fisio session twice a month.
Dr monitored me thru monthly appointments n he suggested to do epidural injections if after 6 months period i'm still having leg pain - due to the impingement problems.
a) Can somebody share with me the experience? Then after epidural what next?
b) Does the operations needed n is that a good option?
c) What is the best alternative to make the employer/my boss understand my condition? I already gave them my medical report...but still..it lead me to feel stresssss..