Im new to this site and feeling very fed up after another bout of back trouble. I thought I would post and see if anyone can often any guidance/support.
I am 32 and have experienced back pain since I was 17. Initially I suffered with a prolapse which reappeared every now and then. I sought physio treatment, which I continue with to this day.
Pain gradually got worse and I went to my GP. Not particularly productive however I was sent for an x-ray which showed a partial sacralisation of the left sided L5 segment.
I was also sent for an MRI which showed 2 lower lumbar disc were degenerate. Also a bulge was present and it was confirmed that I have a retrolysthesis.
I have now been signed off work for the 2nd time in 3 months with acute prolapse. I am due to go to the hospital in a couple of weeks.
Previous assessment by a neuro surgeon suggested that I would need an operation to fuse the spine in the near future. This diagnosis was made in 2008 and yet here I am still experiencing problems (which are gradually getting worse and more frequent!)
Can anyone offer any words of wisdom. After so many years of pain I am at a loss!!!