Low Back Pain - Alternating Injections & Ablations

Posted by ashby1947 @ashby1947, Jul 14 12:15pm

Whoever is reading this – I hope you're having a good day! LIke many of you, my days are affected by chronic back pain. I have degenerative osteoarthritis, foraminal stenosis, lumbar scoilosis, etc. I am at the point where I have accepted my pain mgmt doc's advice and will be utilizing alternating facet joint injections and radiofrequency ablations. I am 73 yo, 115 lbs, exercise 4-5x/wk. I no longer walk for pleasure, sigh. When treatments wear off, pain is pretty tough. I have Tramadol, but do not use unless unbearable. Sleeping is significantly affected when in pain. Are any of you at the point of alternating treatments like this? I am okay with it – my quality of life is just too greatly affected not to proceed, and the back will only get worse. Your comments, your suggestions, your thoughts? Thank you, Sue

I will be meeting with pain management doctor on Monday 8/24 fir spondylolisthesis. If he. Ant help me I will go forward with su, which is major surgery

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