Im a 34 year old woman from Wales UK. I was diagnoised with a severe prolapsed disc at L5/S1 and degenerative disc disease. I received the diagnosis about 4-5 years ago. I have been living with the pain and problems for about 14 years now though.
Since being diagnoised i have had three courses of spinal nerve root block injections and two courses of facet joint injections.
I have found them to be like little miracles in giving me several months 80% pain free until they wear off.
Right now they have worn off and i am in more pain than i can ever recall being in ever before.
Im not quite sure what im looking for from this site, maybe just to chat with people who understand and go through the same things. Perhaps bounce ideas off each other and just be a support for one another.
I would love to hear back from anyone who is suffering from the same or similar problems.
I try to be as upbeat as possible and not to let this stop me or get me down however i really am struggling right now. I feel very alone with the whole thing and just so exhausted by it all.
I look forward to hearing from you all!!!!!