im 22 an have had back pain for at least the last 2 years it started in my knee after a football injury
my muscle in my upper thigh for lack of a better word dissolved from nerve damage an torn cartilage
then when to the neurologist and found out that i was also blessed with DDD / deformed plates and eroded cartilage
it hurts my leg to stand an my lower back to sit im having a little trouble coping with this i already have panic an anxiety attacks its only gotten worse with the additional pain..
i feel like such a dick to my family friends because im irritable being in constant state of pain and stress i had just graduated college in a degree in fire science tech an cant do a think with it my spine cant take the 100 lbs of gear needed to fight fires..
anyway i still hope dream of being able to full-fill my dream of fighting fires
im torn on surgery good bad ? would it give me my life back or is it just a toss of a coin it helps some it hurts some ?