I am 36 and had DDD multi level, I had always managed up until this recent flare up. I have had times where I may have had a flare up which has lasted a couple of weeks then I would gradually get better. This time is a whole different story, I have been unable to work for almost 3 months. The pain is so intense.
Can a flare up last this long, and is there any hope that it will settle down or do you think that this is the way I will be for the rest of my life. I really fear that I will never be able to drive again and be able to work. I'm actually petrified about the physiological and financial effects not being able to work would have on me.
The doctor has prescribed me baclofen and gabapentin and have been taking these for 10 days now but I have no reduction in pain.
Any thoughts or experiences would be very much appreciated. Thanks for reading.