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I was just recently diagnosed with Osteoporosis of the back. In 2002 I had a fusion operation L5-S1 for Spondyloisthesis in addition to Scoliosis. I just saw a Pain Management Dr. who recommended epidural shots and after looking at my latest MRI feels I may also have spinal stenosis (based on my constantly experiencing severe cramping in my feet, calf and thigh muscles at times when I retire at night) even though the MRI report ruled spinal stenosis out. The report stated I have a severe narrowing of the L5-L4 disk. I am overweight and realize I have to lose weight.
Unfortunately I have gotten to a point now where I can not walk or stand very long because of the pain. Recently I went away with my family and I had to rent a mortorized scooter to get around.
About a year ago I had purchased a SELECT COMFORT BED thinking that it would be good for my back. I think it was the worse thing I could have done. I believe my back is worse because of it. Does anyone have any positive experiences with a certain mattress?
Has anyone experienced severe cramps (like charley horses) in the feet, legs and thighs, to the point that you have to get up and keep walking and walking because the cramp is so tight? Not sure if it is from my back but this Pain Management Dr. seems to think it is.
Has anyone experienced epidural shots and did they help the pain?