~X( I am new to blogging so just learning how to go about all this.
I would like to know if any one has ideas on what my pain may be. I have DDD L5 - S1. (I have significant arthritis in my entire body) A year ago MRI's showed slippage at the L5 disk. Now new MRI shows slippage at L4 but it is "stable" whatever that means and DDD now at S1. I also have pain in my buttocks - especially when I flex my pelvic muscles or raise up out of a chair, although that pain is not as intense as with a broken tailbone, but it does hurt. I do not have pain going down my legs and I can raise my toes on both feet, however, my buttocks feel somewhat numb if I sit for very long 15 minutes or more. MRI does not show any nerve impingment or other problems. I have had 2 steroid injections for pain managment but pain keeps coming back. Pain was managable until last week when I was sewing and doing a lot of bending. Now pain is very bad again (hense the new MRI) Any ideas?