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My spine is the baseline

I know several of my friends are going in for MRIs in the near future (or already had them). I just got back from my MRI follow-up with my orthopedic doctor. No spinal stenosis. I have arthritis of the facet joints in my lumbar area that is causing swelling that pinches my nerves. He gave me a referral for an injection at the pain clinic next door to his office. Hoping that will counteract the pain in the back I get whenever I stand or walk for more than 15 minutes. I have some very important "walking tours" during my vacation this summer.

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masqthephlsphr
Apr. 11th, 2013 01:25 am (UTC)
I am told this shot will not be steroids.
midnightsjane
Apr. 11th, 2013 03:23 am (UTC)
Hope the treatment makes a big difference! It's hard when the spirit is willing, but the body is a little less so..as I've discovered lately.
masqthephlsphr
Apr. 11th, 2013 01:05 pm (UTC)
I remember starting to feel this back during the second Vancouver gathering and the Toronoto gathering. I'd be fifty feet behind ya'll limping and rubbing my back.

Old age suXX0rs, man.
dlgood
Apr. 11th, 2013 03:37 am (UTC)
Best Wishes from my crappy feet to your balky back...
masqthephlsphr
Apr. 11th, 2013 01:05 pm (UTC)
Party.
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