osteopenia and steroid injections?
I'm 43 years old, and otherwise in good health.
I have a herniated disk at L5-S1 with horrible sciatica and I've had one epidural steroid injection which helped tremendously with the pain. Since then, I've had a diagnosis of Osteopenia with a T-score of -1.9.
I wanted some input on whether another steroid injection is inadvisable, now that it is known I have Osteopenia? Any help would be appreciated.
Also, since it looks like surgery may be unavoidable, in light of the Osteopenia, is the microdiskectomy a better idea, or the more serious removal and fusion? Thank you.