I had spinal fusion l5-s1 last October. I went to this doctor as he did it minimaly invasive. Somethings are better but went and had CT mylegram 3 weeks ago and still hurts when a I walk. Gave me a SI shot as he thought it could be sacroiliitis, the pain went away for a few days and now is back. I know I am older , but used to run around 25 miles a week and now can only ride the bike as it does not hurt when I do that. Any thoughts or ideas?
You do not give enough information to allow me to comment. Did the CT reveal a solid fusion? Is the pain in your back or in your buttocks and leg? You state you can ride a bike but cannot run. This may indicate a stenosis picture but the information is insufficient for comment.
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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.