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dilauroddilauro ConnecticutPosts: 12,395
I've been offline for about a week.

Another flare up started about 2 months ago but just won't go away. I've been back / forth to my physiatrist / back specialist / hip doctor along with 3 MRIs and about 4 X-Rays.
  • - Hip is definitely going, but at this point, not ready for the replacement.- Lower back pain, mostly stabbing, first set of ESI's was done last week- Upper back pain / associated leg pain (L3/L4 New stenosis)- Plan for a Hip Steroid inject to determine results- Facet injections if the above doesnt work- Surgery to open up L2 - L4 stenosis IF the above does not work.
So far, not a lot of results from the lumbar LSI Lower back pain has decreased which is
good, but I am having more nerve pain in my hands and lower legs.

Who knows were this will lead to.... exciting isnt it.


  • Spines are a repeat business.... Sorry Ron, you've already have had so much surgery.... fingers crossed that something will give you relief soon.
    33yo mom of two. My surgical history...preadolescence scoliosis, kyphosis, and a hot mess.... 5 spine surgeries and lots of items added I wasn't born with (titanium, peek, surgical steel). Guess cremation is out. TSA loves me.
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