i have developed chronic lubago and my prognosis does not look to be good as per the study givem below. this came after shovelling. there are foraminal compression on mri but surgeon is not operating . advising physio and pain management. its been a year since the pain started. my options seem to be exhausted. i have visited three spine surgeons.
the extract of study is "Although low-back pain results in significant disability, 95% of these patients return to their previous employment within 3 months of symptom onset. Failure to return to work within 3 months may be considered a poor prognostic sign. In patients who experience total disability after 1 year, the likelihood of returning to work is less than 20%. After 2 years of disability, the probability of returning to work is less than 2%."
my current problem is the sharp pain which wakes me up at night. i have undergone physiotherapy without much help. i sleep om the bedding on the floor. the only position that gives me relief is curled up position . sometime early morning i am woken up by sharp stabing pain. how to deal with this pain is the question. what is the most appropriate position to lie in. taking paracetamol at night does relieve the pain a bit but i am still woken up by it. day time i lie most of the time. if i am up and about ithe pain returns and i cannot stand for long