I am new here on this board I have had ddd in my L-3,L-4,L-5,and stenosis in my S-1. I have just recently found out that I now have bone spurs and severe arthritis in these areas. I have had ddd and stenosis for 12 yrs now and it definitely is getting worse and the pain has been much more frequent then the norm few times a yr.
I have been on all sorts of pain meds,have had the CT scan,MRI,Myelograms,EMG I have even been hospitalized after I had a Epi and the next day had no feeling in my left leg in result I had the myelogram and after I started to get really severe headaches that were running up my spine in result I had a CT and it revealed I was leaking spinal fluid I had to have a blood patch in order for them close up the spinal fluid leak and that was not fun at all. To this day I will not let a needle come anywhere my spine
I am in severe pain at the moment as Saturday I did a big no no and have caused my pain in my back it has made its way into both my hips and slowly making its way down my legs I can not even lay down as I norm lay on my side but I cant do that due to the weight that is being put on.
I can not even stand straight up let alone walk so it has been fun traveling to the rest room, sitting down I m barely making it.
I am hoping that I can get an emergency visit with my primary in the morning if not I will be going to the ER which I really don't want to do but most likely it will come down to going to the ER though as the norm recep hasn't been in I am hoping she is in tomorrow though as I do not like dealing with the covering recep as she has a major attitude problem