Hi,I am new to this forum. i am a 36year old women who has been diagnosed with OA of my lumbar spine. i have disc desiccation of L3,L4 and L5,S1. I have bulging disc at L4,L5 which is impinging the sciatic nerve down both legs. This is my limited understanding of my condition. I also suffer with OA in my left ankle after an accident two and a half years a go and after two surgeries i have been on crutches for that amount of time and i have had the ligiments repaired and tightrope fixation.I have Chronic regional pain syndrome in my leg also. This injury has also lead me to have two blood clots the most recent two and a half weeks ago so i am Warfarin for the rest of my life due to my reduced mobility. but my question is i believe the treatment for OA is anti-inflammatoires muscle relaxants and pain killers. I cant take Tramadol (Zydol) ,Diazepam and Gabapentin although the gabapentin is for the chronic pain syndrome in the leg.
Is there any other medication i can request from my gp instead of the anti-inflammatories even herbal pills as i am finding the pain unbearable and due to the nhs i dont get to see a pain specialist for another 12weeks.
Any help or advice would be very greatfully received.