For the past 5-6 years I have been dealing with back pain and in the past 3-4 months it has become to worst pain and experience I've ever dealt with.
I am being seen by a spinal surgeon who told me my L5 bone is pushing into my spinal column impinging my L5 never root. On top of that my S1 is fused from there down which is uncommon. Also have spinal stenosis. All this is causing so so so so so much pain. My legs feel as of i did hundreds of squats and am now sore. My toes on my right leg are going numb from time to time. My knees are weak along with my ankles.
I have taken many trips to the urgent care, ER and my spinal Dr only to have pain killers and muscle relaxers prescribed. I do try to walk daily and do daily stretches along with ice and NASIDs.
At this point I am in so much pain its debilitating and uncomfortable all the time.
The surgery that was recommend was a L5-S1 fusion in hopes that it will decompress the L5 nerve root and give me back my life.
At this point I don't know what else to do but to have the surgery to get my life back.
To those out there who have dealt with this what are your recommendations??
Oh did I mention I'm only 30 and have lived a very very active life