I have facet joint disease which I'm told is osteoarthritis.
My PM dr. gave me a facet nerve block and it gave me very
short relief. He wants to do a second one and burn the nerves. I also have some osteoarthritis in my spine. I go for acupunture and he feels that exercise would help me and
I should go for PT. My PM dr. says PT will not help me. About a year ago, I tried PT and the massage gave me muscle
spasms in my back. My questions-should I see an osteo-
rheumotoid dr.-would that help me? Should I go for the second nerve block or try PT again? Does anyone have any advice? As well as getting pain in my lower back, I get pain in my buttock with a sharp pain in my spine and at times, muscle spasms.
MRI shows DDD and facet disease-L5-S1 is very desiccated and narrowed, moderate bilateral L-5 foraminal stenosis
meds are ultram and alleve or celebrex.