I had been having back pain for quite a while, at least once a month my back would get worse and I found it very hard to walk. I went to my GP a number of times who printed out back exercise sheets for me and sent me on my way.
Around 2 1/2 weeks ago, the pain returned with a vengeance. I decided to try another doctor. He sent me for a CT scan and this is the summery of the results I received yesterday:
Degenerative lumbar spondylosis with posterior disc bulges at the L4/5 and L5/S1 level with associated spinal canal stenosis.
I have to be honest and say that I don't really understand what all those things are above, sorry for my ignorance.
He told me that he would arrange some physio, so I am waiting on a call from them, no idea what to expect there at all.
I am currently in a lot of pain. I can't sit for too long or stand for too long. I am sleeping for a maximum of around 1 - 2 hours, so I am pretty exhausted.
I can't get comfortable even when lying down, laying on my back is out of the question as pain shoots through my back, buttocks, lets and abdomen.
The pain medication the Dr gave me is not working.
I am at a total loss as what I can do to ease this pain. I am quickly becoming an emotional mess.
Please accept my apologies if I have rambled on, I just don't know what to do any more to cope with this pain.
Any information would be greatly appreciated and especially so for any 'try at home' pain relief remedies.