Hello all, I have posted a couple of times in the past, but have been reading all of your posts. I am so sorry that we have back pain....for whatever reason, it is not a good thing.
I have a new question tonight. I have a lateral herniation at L4/5 and hypertrophy at L5/S1. As well as a bulge at L3/4.....I fell 3 1/2 years ago and hurt my back....(had an acdf at C5/6 2 years ago, also due to the fall. I have been having various treatments....epidurals, tranforminal epidurals, pain meds. etc...but my back is very unhappy. Low back ache - leg ache, intermittent numbness in foot...with pain along side of foot..needless to say, it has not been fun......
Today, my daughter was giving me a mild backrub and she said...Ma, your lumbar muscles have atrophy......(she is a paramedic....has been in med.world for over 20 years)....geez......now what does this mean....??? Have I lost my muscles? Is this due to the herniated disc?? Has anyone else had this problem?? This does not make me happy...I've been walking...but that makes my back and leg very unhappy. I've tried mild yoga...which I try to do...but again, at a cost.
If anyone else has had this problem...please let me know, and what you did to help it...
May you all have a comfortable night..