Some of you may remember me, but I am back with more questions.
2 years ago I had microdiscectomy L5/S1 ( i think) and have struggled to regain non pain status. My pain is nowhere near the excruciating sciatic pain i had, however I keep lower back pain on the opposite side to the disc herniation.
I am on Endep 25 mg, have tried physio, osteopathy and chiro, facet joint injections, nerve block injections. I cannot get free of the pain enough to do any real exercise.
The GP today said its my facet joint that is locking up. All the muscles on my left side seem to seize up and i can feel the pain even in my left hip as a result of the muscles tensing up.
Has anyone had this, or found a way through this. Perhaps a way you have found to release the joint yourself? I am particularly concerned because we are moving to the US from Australia in a few months and I cannot afford ongoing problems.
Sorry for the long message, but wanted to give you enough info to be able to give some advice. thanks for reading