I have been diagnosed with a herniated disc at the usual site of L5/S1 and have been in pain for 2 weeks now! I go see the ortho on Thursday, but I am very anxious about the outcome. I apparently have had a disc bulging at this site for a year now (oops doc forgot to tell me that last year), but the pain I have now is much much worse than when I went to him a year ago with this. Last year, I just couldnt sit and basically had a charlie horse in my left side for like a week. I chalked it up to the arthur and the fibro, but apparently it was a little more. Eh...I survived it. Now, though, the pain lets up but never goes away and it has been alot longer. I have been taken out of work until I see the Ortho, but I am a single mom of 4! Not being at work is really not an option. I work as an account manager so I am at a desk 8 hours a day and sitting is next to impossible. This is the longest I have been able to sit in the past 2 weeks. I dont so much as have the leg pain alot of people on here are mentioning with their herniation, so that confuses me a bit. My pain is staying right at the lower back and my pelvic bone on the left side feels like someone whacked me with a seldgehammer. (ok, no I dont know what that feels like, but it HURTS is all I do know) Has anyone felt their pain along the pelvic and hip area??
I am thinking I need to go back to warmer weather (from Florida, but living in NY). Has anyone noticed weather as being a factor?? I was shoveling snow when it went....dern snow!
I LOVE water rides...does this mean my amusement park rides days are over?? Are disc issues always there once you have one?
How long am I going to be outta work??
Ok, yes I know, these are questions for the doctor, but some of your experiences may be helpful to help with the anxiety I am feeling.