Osteoarthritis of Lumbar Spine

LesleyAW Member Posts: 6
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:10 in Living with arthritis

I am 58 and was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in January 2019 and have nerve impingement affecting my right leg. Originally the nerve pain was down the back of my leg but was improved by a steroid injection. I am now suffering with nerve pain to the front of my leg and it is far more painful. I had a steroid injection in August but unfortunately this only lasted about 6 weeks. I have a telephone appointment with my Neurosurgeon on Monday.

I do exercises most mornings that were given to me by an NHS Physio but these are mainly stretching and some core strengthening.

Has anyone else got experience of this and has anyone had surgery to relieve the pressure on their nerves?