| | Retrolisthesis What To Do ???
My MRI report indicates that I have 6.1mm of retrolisthesis at L5-S1 and that seems to jibe with the constant ache I experience above my tailbone. I visited a surgical facility in AZ; they performed the MRI, but they later injected my right buttock which as a pre-surgery diagnostic procedure as I did have an earlier episode of sciatica which was triggered by a session on an eliptical trainer which I no longer do.
My right leg went numb after the injection but my lower back remained unchanged. Later, a rep - not an MD, RN, etc - suggested that a rhizotomy may relieve my symptoms and suggested that I contact a Pain Management specialist who could perform the procedure less expensively.
I visited a PM specialist andf I asked if skin patches might help. He wrote a prescription for a narcotic patch, but I was expecting something I could apply directly over the problem area.
Currently I apply Capzasin ointment and cold gel packs to the problem area but am seeking a more permanent solution.
All responses will be appreciated.
Last edited by senior41; 04-07-2012 at 05:08 PM.
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