When I started coming to this forum I was in immense pain. Pain I thought I would never escape. I felt very consumed with anxiety and helplessness, I was searching for some reassuring news. At the time I promised myself if ever I felt better I would return to this forum and share the good news.
So after 11 months of pain, disability, stress and time off from work I am now back at work and feeling at least 80% better. My pain was typically 10/10 24 hours a day and at best a 6. I was not getting any sleep and I was nearly always in tears. I was told that I needed surgery and that I should get it urgently. That was 4 months ago. I decided not to get surgery as I believed my body had a better chance of healing concentrating on the mind body link rather then heading under the knife.
All of this is over!!! I feel so great. I did not have surgery, I have continued with physio twice a week and I am now starting pilates to build my core strength.
There is hope for healing with out surgery. Believe in your body. Good Luck all!!!!