Saturday, July 28, 2012
I finally had a diagnosis for my lower back pain. I have a mild case of spinal stenosis. I found it through a suprising source my acupuncturist. I was dumbfounded. I contacted the orthopedic and asked that he look at the MRI again and sure enough I have a mild case of spinal stenosis. Why he hadn't been able to see with an MRI and an x-ray is beyond me. The orthopedic who only mentioned that I had an SI joint issue. Needless to say, I am no longer seeing this physician.
I made an appointment with a neurologist who specializes in non invasive techniques for lower back issues. I hope that he will be able to assist me. The pain is very tolerable but would like to make sure that it doesn't progress any further.
I've gained 10 lbs since I haven't been able to work out at the same intensity. I realize now that I have to work out differently.