Hello, My name is Bruce, I'm 71yo, this is my first post. My lower back started giving me problems about 2 years ago. As time went by, the gluteus mediius area on my right side got worse and worse. I would stretch and roll on the area, but that didn't help. My doctor suggested an MRI; I was diagnosed with "multilevel severe degenerative disc disease, particularly L-2L-3, L4-L5, and L-5-S-1." I've had two different appointments with physical therapists, but didn't feel they were helpful. I've got another p/t appointment this week with an very experienced therapist. I've been to a pain managment clinic twice, each time I received and injection but still had pain. I am now walking with a cane.
I've got an appointment with an neurosurgeon in 2 weeks, I've also sent my MRI's to a minimally invasive spine clinic to get another opinion. I am new to all this and would appreciate any advice. I live in St. Petersburg, FL
Thank you very much....bruce