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I have rheumatoid arithritis & degenerative stenosis of the

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I have rheumatoid arithritis & degenerative stenosis of the spine. I. Was diagnosed 4yrs ago with rheumatoid however abt 2 yrs ago I was diagnosed with my back problem. I have seen an orthopedic surgeon but said he couldn't operate cause it wouldn't work. I have had 4 epidurals & none worked. I am in unbearable pain in my lower back & my legs are In such a chronic state that I can hardly walk. I take endone panadeine forte but they only last for awhile. I am desperate for answers. Is there any other injections that I can have or Try some other medication. I am 55yrs old please help me
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 1 year ago.


I am Dr.Amita and I would be assisting you with your concern today.

What treatment have you been taking for rheumatoid at present?

Are you taking any other medicine for spinal stenosis?

Has the orthopedic surgeon told you why the surgery would not work?