I have more then one condition diagnosed: lumbar spondylolisthesis, degenerative lumbar kyphoscoliosis, lumbar stenosis with claudication. Nerve root displacement and impingement, I take 4-6 Tylenol for arthritis a day plus 1 or 2 50 mg tramadol. I'm 71 and 2 Neurosugeons said I'm not operable because I'd need a fusion from L-2 thru S-1 in order to even fix the stenosis. Of course I also have arthritis.
The end result is for a while I couldn't stand walk or sit down. After 2 Caudal guided injections I can sit down. I've still got some pain walking and standing but the tramadol has helped. This just started last April. but my spinal pics show long time issue. I carry a small 3 legged stool if I'm out for a while.
How could all this suddenly start?
What exercise will help all or what to avoid? It's a little contradictory because of multiple issues.
Will I need more and more of the Tramadol to help at all?
Do these conditions get worse over time?