~X( Hi all,
Following my second epidural 2 months ago for which i got 3 weeks pain free(it was bliss)!!.I have disc herniation L5 S1 and ddd.A month ago physio gave me core strengthening exercises to do daily.I tried these and kept a diary.The pain was as bad as when i first herniated the disc,i could not sit,stand,eat or sleep.The pain made me cry and rendered me almost disabled.I stopped them and it has taken 3-4 weeks for it too settle to a tolerable level.
Tomorrow i have a physio assessment,they dont want to refer me to a neuro!!.Would it be wise to insist i dont want anymore physio and insist on a neuro referral??.
Any help and advice would be great guys.
Take care,lots of love and empathy.
P.S i am 37 and been like this for 5 yrs and lost a nursing career through it.