Back pain caused by bulging discs
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
I haven't been able to do much hiking or exercising for the past 2 months because of a sore back.
All that shoveling I did in Jan and Feb has led to some bulging discs in my back causing pain and numbness down my leg to my foot.
After an appointment with an orthopedist, I was put on a week of Aleve, then a week of prednisone.
Since I wasn't getting relief an MRI was scheduled.
This showed bulging discs in my lower back.
My orthopedist then recommended an epidural cortisone shot to my lower spine.
All the Doctors who do this are extremely busy and are booked up well in advance.
Luckily there was a cancelation and I was able to be "shot" by one of the top pain
specialists, an Anesthesiologist.
Now I'm into the Physical Therapy part of my cure.
I hope to be fit and ready when the good weather comes.