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I went to see 'second opinion' before going for 'injection' with opioid, because I started to fear that once I got an injection-therapy, I might end up with it semi-permanently. I might get stuck whether it works or not.
My new Spinal-specialist is one of expert and most experienced spine Drs. in this region. He looked at an MRI and told me that I have Lumbar Spondylosis with Lumbar Strain and rx'ed Meloxicam 15 mg. adding my current pain meds., Tylenol 650 mg. and Gabapentin 400mg per day. Miraculously, those med. combo. immediately alleviated pain I had just days before. He also, recommend to take Physical Therapy which I feel no need because there is no more pain in both, lower back and fingers.
Although the Dr. diagnosed less severe form of my lower back problem, I, also suspect that down the road, I might develop 'degenerative disk' and 'scoliosis?'
Any thoughts on this regard would be truly appreciated.