I am a 32 year old SAHM and have been suffering from back pain for over 7 years! I have always been told that I "pulled a muscle". I knew that couldn't be possible because I couldnt keep pulling a muscle every few months or so. Finally August of this year I got an MRI. I had a ct scan about 6 years ago that showed nothing but a herniated disk that the dr said couldnt be causing my pain. The MRI showed that I had degenerative disk disease but my pcp said that shouldnt be causing my pain either.
Well I found a new pcp who refered my to a neuro and my DDD is pretty bad. He showed me the MRI and my vertebra effected where all black in between. There is no cushion left and he basically said it was bone on bone. The neuro said I was a good candidate for surgery but he wanted to do a bone scan first. I got that done last week and am now waiting for the results.
I am just so tired of the pain. At first it would come and go and now I have been in constant pain for almost 8 months now. I also have scatica on my left leg. It is so bad I cannot sit at all anymore unless it is a very short time. If I do I cant get out of bed for at least 3 days. So I am pretty much stuck laying down all day. It is horrible to not have a life anymore. I just cant wait to get this surgery overwith. My new pcp had surgery recently with the same neuro and is great now.
I have been reading here and I am really sorry some of you are not able to get the help you need!