Hello everyone I am new to this forum and it seems that many or all our sufferers of chronic back pain.
I have herniated disc L4 and L5 and have tears in my upper spine. For ten years now I have suffered with constant pain in my lumber hips knees and ankles. I am 29 with a 5 year old and a 11month baby who is 25lb!!
I have already had a steroid injection which helped for few weeks now my consultant has said he will do another epidural injection into my spine. Its seems that actual surgery involving incision only agravates and worsens condition in long term.
My dad has has 2 lamectomys and now is completely disabled on Morphine patches.
Im finding the ain so hard to cope with u wake up with it it wakes you up at night and its always there. Sometimes I have been suicidal.
My questions are wud u recommend avoiding surgery or only as last resort. Im on diazpam Ultram Metafarmic Acid and Paracetomol each day and most days are spent in a fog but still in so much pain.
Seems like people on here know what Im going through and what I may face is lifetime of pain.
Emphathy and hugs to all of u xx