First id just like to say hello to everyone, and sorry if I ramble on a bit in my first message.
Im 26 and am normally very active. I've had problems with my lower back for over 6-7 years now since being knocked over by a car.
In september 08, I had a very servere attack of lower back pain, where it felt as if my spine was collapsing/ compressing the pain was terrible and I couldn't support my upper body weight, I ended up on my hands and knees on the floor. This happened a few times over the following days, even sitting in a chair i had to support my upper body weight with my arms to relieve the pain.
Because i've had problems with my back for years now I just put it down to my back playing up again and that it would sort itself out like it always does.
But it hasn't since september now I have been getting stabbing pains in my left buttock, as well as pain in my knee, calf and ankle. It feels like a burning pain in my calf and its quite bad at times, also pins and needles in my foot. I’ve also lost a lot of movement simply things like putting on shoes and socks is a struggle.
Decided to finally go to the doctors the other week, as the constant pain is really starting to get me down now. The doc did a few tests, leg raises mainly and suggested I might have a problem with one of my discs. He has sent me for an mri scan, as well as the usual blood tests they always take. Been given pain killers which really do nothing for the pain.
Do these symptoms sound like a possible disc problem?
also any suggestions on pain relief would be really aapreciated?
After reading about a lot of your experience’s in the mri machine doesn’t sound like its something to really look forward too. But will be nice just to finally find out whats wrong with my back and hopefully go about getting it sorted.
Anyway sorry for such a long message and thanks for reading.