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Sacral back pain/arachnoiditis

aligonzaaligonz Posts: 1
edited 11/05/2015 - 6:06 AM in New Member Introductions
I had a lumbar laminectomy in 1977 which was pretty successful overall. I was a pharmaceutical rep for almost 30 years,
And carried literally a ton of samples over that time. I have been a lap swimmer and it has kept me in decent shape.
In May I got a groin injury climbing out of a pool. My Gyn doc diagnosed and I went to PT for a few sessions. At the
Direction of the therapist I did an exercise that resulted in pulling a glutt muscle on the side opposite the groin injury.
I could barely shuffle around due to the pain. I saw a physiatrist who told me it would "go away" in a few weeks! I did
Convince him to give me prednisone for 10 days which gave me short term pain relief. I decided to go to my chiropractor to
See what she could do. I had some adjustments and muscle work which helped. Then she started acupuncture and
That helped quite a bit - I am able to walk with no problem. Another 10 days of prednisone helped temporarily.
My internist and chiro both recommended an MRI which I got yesterday. Arachnoiditis, arthritic changes, and no
Disc problem! A recommendation to see a neurosurgeon to see what he suggests as the next step. Do I need to say
The relief I feel about no disc involvement, and the anxiety about what comes next. I have had enough of not
Knowing and spending time on the couch in pain!


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