Im new here so hopefully im writing all this correctly. I have had back pain since I gave birth to my oldest daugther 4yrs ago, i just had my younger daugther 4mos ago. A few wks ago the back pain got MUCH worse. All of a sudden my whole back pinched up, i couldnt move, i slid to the floor and let my back calm down a lil while crying/screaming in pain. I crawled to my folks room (was visiting them) and my mom helped me to the ER. Anyways docs ended up doing MRI and found that i have Degenerative Disc Disease which my doc says is osteoarthritis? Also a bulging disc. I started physical therapy and have only been 3X but the pain has already gotten worse. In the beginning certain postions caused the back of my left leg to numb, now there is shotting pain on the inside of my left thigh on and off. My back has started pinching up more often. I dont know what to do. My mom has severe back pain as well and has let it overcome her life. She sits on the couch all day doing nothing but snacking. The house has gone to he$$, my poor dad has to do all the house work and errands on top of his normal work. I can tell its wearing him out. I know my mom has back pain, as i do, but i do NOT want it to over take my life like it did hers. I dont want my poor husband to end up like my dad, doing EVERYTHING and me doing nothing. I am going to talk to my doc again, tell her its getting worse but I dont know what else to do. Can anyone help? Offer advice?
By the way, im only 23. Its way to early for my body to fail out on me. I do NOT want to watch my kids play, i want to play WITH them.