Welcome, Friend!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

In this Discussion

Veritas-Health LLC has recently released patient forums to our Arthritis-Health web site.

Please visit http://www.arthritis-health.com/forum

There are several patient story videos on Spine-Health that talk about Arthritis. Search on Patient stories
Protect anonymity
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.

All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
Attention New Members
Your initial discussion or comment automatically is sent to a moderator's approval queue before it can be published.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test

New to hear

Hurt my back at work last April. One Dr. tells me I need surgery for spinal stenosios but I am over weight so he won't do it.. Another Dr tells me there is nothing wrong. My family Dr gave me a tens unit which does help with some of the pain. Workers comp wanted me to go to PT it hurt like H---. Stopped that now going to choirpractor wilth some relief. Lower back L4, L5 & S1 they say is the problem. Pain in lower back, left leg, both feet, feet get really cold and really hot, also top of the feet feel like pines and needles stick in them. I am on lyrica and tylenol 3.


  • Sorry to hear of your issues. Could you seek a 3rd opinion? I don't know if there are surgeons that specialize in those who are overweight. It's good you are getting some relief from the Tens and chiropractor. That helped me for a couple of years as well.
    4 level ACDF C4-C7 5-2-11, laminectomy & discectomy L4-L5 1/26/12, ALIF L4-5, L5-S1 12/10/12.
Sign In or Register to comment.