I have been suffering from lower back pain for the past 3 years. The pain is more intense at night and I find myself tossing and turning from the one side to the other, because of the pain in my hips. The pain is more in my hips and down my right leg. The pain down my leg feels as if it is right inside the marrow!!!!!! During the day I find it difficult to sit or stand for long periods of time. Bending is out of the question. Sometimes the pain feels as if it is right inside my ovaries!! (normally on the right side)
I had Xrays taken of my hips, but they are in good condition (I am a 51 year old female) I also tend to wake up with pain at the lower right side of the back of my head.
Over the past 3 years, I went for numerous sessions with my chiropractor. I also went to a physiotherapist and Yoga instructor that does vertebrae manipulations.
Eventually went for a MRI scan Oct 2013 with the following comment : Degenerative disc disease at L5/S1 level with disc space narrowing and Modic Type 11 endplate changes. Small central disc protrusion with internal annular tear. No neuroforaminal and lateral recess encroachment.
The local surgeon suggested anti-inflammatory and physiotherapy. It did not make ANY difference. His response was that it is 'normal growing old' symptoms!!!!!!
I read on the Internet about the Antibiotic treatment of Dr EDIT , but my GP refuses to go down that road. He AGAIN gave me a crash course of Prednisones and anti-inflammatory tablets, which did not do ANYTHING. I have been taking different kinds of pain medications as well, although I don't really believe in taking tablets for pain. NOTHING seems to help.
Any other suggestions would be highly appreciated as I can and will not accept that I have to live with this much pain for the rest of my life!!!!!
Post edited to remove name of specific doctor. by Liz The Spine-Health Moderator Team