Hi, My name is Roisin.
I'm 18 and suffer from alot of back pain.
It all started in my early teens due to a fall on my knee and got progressively worse as the years went by due to doctors not believing my pain as I was 'too young to have back pain'.
April last year I finally had someone last to me and received an MRI scan, the next week I was on the operating table, I had a lumbar microdisectomy of L4,L5,L5s1 and had my nerve released as I was walking with a stick due to no feeling in leg anymore. The surgeon said my back was degenerated to the age of a 80/90 year olds back.. The surgery was a success and I got full mobility and use back to the point I was able to go back to sport and everything was great. In december I emigrated to Australia from Ireland to study, it was all going well until about a month ago and one morning I woke up with excruiating pain..I went to my chiropractor and my lower discs were herniated again, My leg was shooting pains and it was like de ja vu. I was back at the chiropractor every day for two weeks and lived on heat packs and massages..it eased enough to let me start moving again but still not right, not satisfied I found a new chiropractor this week, he performed a posture scan and xrays of my full spine...I've lost 120% of my spinal curve on the top..meaning it is now curving the wrong way, my head is shifted 6cm forward and my shoulders are 4cm..
I feel so over it. I'm only 18 but already can't do so much stuff...due to the fault of doctors I may now not be able to live a full life..
is there anyone else out there who has simliar symptoms that could provide some words of wisdom!