1388123 tn?1283692154

Lower back pain

I have had 2 back surgeries because my orthopedic Dr always claims that its not my hips, but the pain in my lower back, SI joints, hips & down my leg are hurting so bad. The only difference between now & before my other spine surgeries is that now the pain is also in my mid back.. I am going in for another MRI today & the thought of another spine surgery sickens me. How many can a person have to finally stop the problems?
2 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
1388123 tn?1283692154
Thank you so much for the information you gave me. I did have a consult with him & I will be seeing my Neurosurgeon next Wed.  My Ortho Dr said that the MRI showed another synovial cyst  which is causing nerve root impingement, much degenerative disease & many bulging disks, & what worries me the most is all the stenosis. There is more, but can you tell me with that info if surgery is necessary?
Helpful - 0
1711789 tn?1361308007
Hi there!

Well, it would be difficult to comment on the situation without knowing the cause of the symptoms or a detailed clinical evaluation. Possible causes of the symptoms include postural issues, joint inflammation/ degeneration, neuro-muscular causes such as muscle sprain, nerve impingement, injuries to muscles/ ligaments, inflammations, spinal causes such as degeneration, micronutrient deficiencies, referred pain from other regions etc. This could also be a spinal degeneration at multiple levels which management in such cases would depend on the type and severity of the condition. I would suggest discussing the situation, the management plan and the expected prognosis in detail with your treating orthopedician.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Orthopedics Community

Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out if PRP therapy right for you.
Tips for preventing one of the most common types of knee injury.
Tips and moves to ease backaches
How to bounce back fast from an ankle sprain - and stay pain free.
Patellofemoral pain and what to do about it.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.