Hi everyone. I'm new here, but have visited this site a few times before. I injured my back seriously doing a cannonball in our pool. Never mind that I was 39 at the time. That was 2yrs. Back then I said I wouldn't let this injury define me and I always bounce back. It's been a tough two years and I'm still hurting. So, I thought talking with folks in a similar situation could help. So here's my list: L5,S1 herniation, lumbar arthritis, bad SI joint, DDD
I just switched up Dr's. My new doc did some troubleshooting with some temporary shots. I got a rhizotomy on some facets and reduced my pain 35-40%. My sciatica has been very painful all the way down to my pinky toe. I also get leg cramps very similar to the nerve grips my big brothers used to give me. So, I go back to talk to my pain doc next week to talk a out the rhizotomy. Hopefully, he has a plan for my sciatica too. I really mean that. Well, I don't want to go on and on. I just wanted to give you guys my background .