My name is Susieq2u,
I am very new to all this. I am so very happy to have found such a wonderful positive site, with nice people.
Just a bit about myself, I am a mom of a great 13 year old daughter. She and my husband have really been through a lot with me not being able to do all the things in life I love to do.
January this year, I moved a few large pieces of furniture. I usually do..... I was hurt 3 weeks later with lower back pain. I have gone thru all the steps offered by my medical group
physical therapy (almost killed me)
epidural injections did work when I first came out for about after the pain went away from the shot. I thought it would work but lasted only for a day or two.
then meds started really increasing as doc provided. (I would not take much because of fear though)
I was told to go total bed rest for 1 to 3 months to see if the disc would stay where it was suppose to (never really getting a strong feeling of what was wrong)
then I was told to try acupuncture(was a BIG mistake for me)
Now this week I saw the surgeon
My systems are the last disc is moving in and out when I am up (sitting or standing) I can't feel my three toes on either foot or the top half of either foot, I have pain running down the upper part of the back of both legs and severe lower back pain all the time.
The surgeon has ordered what he calls a 2hour MRI, a Facet Block to rule out any arthritis, and a EMG to see how bad my nerves are.
Any and all advice on the Facet Block I am open too. I am scared. He also said I have bone density problems which could be a large problem and a big part in what surgery will come. He didn't want to scare me because I am, but he did want to let me know, but he said the MRI will show just what he needs and he has a previous one he will compare to at next appointment which he didn't look at yet.
Thanks for reading.