Hi Paul, and welcome to Healing Well.
It's great that your back has responded to prednisone. I know that I was put on prednisone recently for another issue entirely, and I too noticed a slight improvement in my back pain. Unfortunately long term use isn't really a great option for me, though I'm looking into 'pulse' therapy.
Good luck with your orthopaedic appointment - please do stick around and keep in touch, let us know how you get on. Merry Christmas to you too.
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Full body CRPS with spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension,bradycardia/tachycardia, bursitis, CTS, osteoporosis, multiple compression fx, disc bulges.
Oxycodone ER/IR, Topamax, Mobic, Somac, Cipramil, Midodrine, Vit D & C, SCS, baclofen/bupivacaine pump