Hi everyone, I've just joined this site.
I am having one hell of a time. I have had back pain on and off for about 15 years now, but it usually spasms, I see a massage therapist, some acupuncture and I'm good to go. This time the pain has lasted 4 months.
It is primarily on my lower left side but it moves around. I cannot sit at all and have made a stand up desk at work.
Doctor has given me flexirol, naproxen, does nothing. I had cortisone shots, nothing. I've been seeing a:
Massage therapist (two)
I was sent for an xray about a month or so ago, showed moderate disc degeneration L4/L5 but no obvious signs of herniation.
The spasms continue to be bad. I have major set backs and am on the ground crying and cannot do ANYTHING
I have a 4.5 year old son and life has been really hard the past 4 months. I'm paying for a private MRI on Saturday morning and I'm sooooooooo hoping it will show something useful.
I've had to cancel two vacations so far from this. It is just very frustrating and no one seems to understand.
Basically just joining in on this forum and hope to get some support/similar stories. Thanks everyone,