It's been a while since I've been on here. I have had constant lower back pain for 9 months now. My MRI has not shown anything signicicant and have been told it is probably facet joints and I'm on the waiting list for an injection. (I think a steriod injection)
I started seeing a new Physio last week, felt really hopeful that he could help. He talked about things being twisted and has done some manipulation on various bones. Now I am in terrible pain and need crutches to walk some of the time. Other times I seem to be able to walk fine. It's mainly when I get up from lying down (it's now 4.30am and it's woken me up)Does anyone think this is normal after Physio. Maybe he doesn't know what he's doing and he's just aggrevating something? I went to him as he has 14 years experience and was recomended.
Anyway while I'm waiting for the painkillers to kick in I thought I would write on here and see if anyone had any advice. I'm not sure of the facet joint diagnoses anyway. I have terrible pain in my hip/buttock and leg, plus lower back pain so there is some sciatic nerve involvement - although it's on and off.
Been reading about isthmic spondylolisthesis - I wonder if that can be overlooked on an MRI?
Sorry lots of info - I'm just struggling accepting that I have to live like this. It's good to write it out - I would be gateful of any info or ideas.
Thank god this forum is here in the middle of the night!!