I am in 2 types of pain:
- a constant backache which manifests itself all over the back and especially at the bending point between shoulder blades
- a very sharp pain around L4 which "stabs" right though my back about 3 or 4 times a day.
I was run over on my bike by a cement truck 11 months ago and this resulted in:
-compressionfracture of L4 and disc herniation
-chipped of L1,L2,L3 process transverses on the left side. L1 has grown back but L2 and L3 have not.
To make a long story short: the painmedication can only numb the pain a little and I really am at the end of my wits. I've been in this constant battle with the pain and have tried to pick up my normal life again but really just want to lie down 24/7 because this is the least painful.
I can't find much on the internet about my injury and even though my doctor seems competent, he is surprised by the remaining chronic pain and by the limited rotationmobility of the back.
Any advice about dealing with the situation would be very very welcome as I feel extremely misunderstood, fragile and desperate.
Hope to hear from you and many thanks,