My L4 and L5 are frozen and fused and the pain is unreal I have had a procedure of shots to the facets on the back of my spine and it worked for about three months and now because of inability to take certain meds I have a compound med that I rub on my back in the painful areas and it does work to ease the pain it has five different meds included...my question is...is this all that can be done for this condition...I am 70 so I dont really see surgery as an option..I have such a feeling of pressure in my back when I walk very long that I will get to where I cant stand it and cant walk any further...I tried the tredmill and it just aggrevated the situation..I cant shop, or enjoy an outings because I cant stay on my feet very long If I force my self to walk longer distances I get black and blue all over my lower back area...Advice Please
If applying local pain medication eases your pain, then you can opt for physiotherapy. This will also ease the tension from lower back muscles. Apart from this, simple non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications with muscle relaxants should help. You can use a heat pad too. Wearing a lumbar corset may also help. Please discuss these options with your doctor to check what would suit you best. Take care!
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