Chris has a loose screw at L5, the lowest end of his L2-5 fusion. The loose screw was identified by CT approximately 4 weeks ago when new pains did not go away with rest and conservative therapy. The OS has instructed him to continue conservative therapy for 2-4 months... go back to wearing back brace, no BLT, walk but do less than he was doing, etc. The PM doc has done 3 caudal epidurals, each giving relief but not lasting.
The pain is wearing Chris down. His lower left back hurts with movement.
Anyone experienced anything similar?