Hi. My name is Nikki. Im 24 years old and have degenerative disc disease, and three bulging discs. L3,4,5-S1. I have had multiple steroid injections, facet joint injections, radiofrequency, acupuncture, chiropractic work and the Med-ex program. I have also met with two surgeons who tell me that I am too young for surgery. I have been in severe pain since august. Its everyday all day. Im having what they call a "flare-up" at the moment. My discs are pushing against my nerves and the pain is unbearable.
I feel like my life has come to a complete stop, and I cant take much more of this. I was going to a pain clinic, and they recommended I take a course on how to live with the pain-how to go through life with this sort of pain. I don't think my friends or family really understand how horrible this is.
If anyone has any ideas please let me know. There has to be something that can help.