First let me tell you my back issues then I have a quick question.
I have severe DDD in lwr back, Have 2 very bad herniated discs L5 and S1 also newly diagnosed Osteo arthritis in same general area like aroung S1.
Saw Dr's for workup back in 07 and early 08 ending with Neurosurgeon saying lets not open a can of worms yet let the back settle down and see what happens.
About 3 months ago started to increase in pain and ability to do things. Finally saw Back Pain Specialist Doc on Friday. We plan to do Fluorscopic steroid injections bilateraly in L5 area soon as approved by Ins. He put me percocets for BT pain. Also take tramadol, flexeril for pain and fibro.
The Doc said we could look at other options if we could tame some of the leg pain such as surgery, treatments, and something for the arthritis?
Anyway after reading many posts and articles I am scared now because He said like 3 times to me NO Bending, Do Not Bend etc...
I had been told this in past as well.
Besides causing pain could it result in any other problems like nerve damage or something? Because I forgot a couple times this weekend and bent over. It's hard not to sometimes because things just need to be done and squatting can be a bit difficult or cumbersome.
Sorry it is long but had to explain myself so I could get advise on bending question or any other advise you may have on the matter I am facing.
Note I had a series of these shots in late 07 with some relief for awhile. Not bilateraly as I remember.
Thanks for reading my long note!