Im new and just wondered if anyone could possible help me (well my husband)
My Hubby has had sever back pain, leg weakness, pins and needles and back weakness for over a year now. He was initally put on meds which they have kept on upping until they gave him oramorph for the pain. After 2 months of having the pain he had to be signed off of work, as he works as a warehouse oprative (heavy lifting etc). In sept he went for an mri and they found he had a bulging L5 disc which was pressing on the S1 nerve. Consultant wanted him to have surgery to rectify the problem and allow him to go back to work. However the surgeons wouldnt allow him told him to go for a cortizone injection. So we went to the hospital to have it done, only to be seen by the specilist to say that the injection would not relieve the pain he was getting and refused him. He came out of there so dispondant. I called his consultant and she basically told us that there was nothing she could do and is now refetrring him to the pain management clinic at our local hospital.
His normally a health man who is only 24 years old, but did do a phycial job.
The specialist basically told us that because he did heavy lifting as a job, he was a smoker (no longer and has quit for 5 years) and because his parents (both) have had DDD that there is nothing they can do for him.
Are they saying that it isnt just his bulging disc that he has got but also DDD? were so confused because normally they help people with bulging discs but they dont seen to be helping him at all.
I called our doc and she said to apply for DLA as this isnt going to go away, but didnt tell us any more.
Can anyone please help us or shed any light on there experiance!
It would be very much appreciated.