Thought I would take a minute and talk about what’s going on with my back because this is why I didn’t do the 5k last weekend and why I won’t be doing any for a little while.
I found pictures to kind of help. I’ve always known I have Kyphosis or a hunch back bc it’s pretty obvious . However, back when I had Harrison I was informed I also have Scoliosis. I had my back Xrayed and both of these confirmed back in April.
I had always chalked up any back issues to me being obese. After find this out I chalked up my pains since weight loss to the deformities.
However, in about August my dull aching back steadily started getting worse. I set up an appt with my doctor in the beginning of Oct. she sent my straight to a specialist.
Yesterday I had that appt. basically my back is a huge mess. Not only do I have scoliosis and kyphosis but I also have lordosis and arthritis in my spine. The lordosis is a factor in my current pains. However the bigger issue is that I apparently have fractures in my lower spine(2nd picture in the red circle area). These fractures happened when I was younger but never caused me issues bc the disc was keeping them for totally rubbing together. Now that disc isn’t doing that and my vertebra have pinched or compressed my nerve.
This is where the real concern comes in. They will be doing further testing in the coming month to see exactly how and how badly my nerve is pinch. As of right now it’s causing me weakness in my left leg as well as over activity of the nerve where things like walking on rocks with shoes on feels like walking on legos barefoot.
The further testing will decide on the course of treatment that is taken. My options are an oral steroid, a epidural shot or a spinal fusion.
So right now it’s kind of a waiting game. 🙂.