I had a MRI on Tuesday of this week because my lower back, hips and thighs have been hurting really bad. I have had back trouble for 20 years but ever since I took a fall down the basement steps a few months ago it seems my back has went out more often and the pain has been worse. I found out today that while my herniated/bulging disks aren’t any worse, I now have arthritis in my lower back.
This week the pain, especially in my hips, has been extremely bad. The past two mornings I can barely walk the pain is so bad. Now my doctor wants me to have physical therapy. I am not exactly thrilled to go for therapy because I have been down that road different times and it never seems to make a difference.
Today was my brother-in-law’s funeral and I had to ask my husband to bring me home because the pain from sitting up in a chair for so long was too bad. I was okay while we were at the graveside but after the meal the pain became excruciating. I would try to get up and walk around but it wasn’t helping.
I go back to the doctor next week for a follow-up appointment so she will probably put me on medication for the arthritis.