Hello all, I am going insane with this and i see no ending in sight. Just over a year ago i suffered from a disc herniation/bulge. Initially, i couldn't move or stand up for any longer than 2-3 mins as my sciatica was reaching down both legs and causing horrendous pain.
Anyway i had an MRI scan and it shows i have the common l4/5 herniation. I was told that i needed to centralise the pain and through the exercises and guidance from private treatments and NHS i managed to achieve this mostly.
Although there is obviously still issues with my lower back the main problem is now my right thigh at the front. At first it starts with a nagging pain which can quickly build into muscle spasm's, losing balance and eventually falling over as i cant weight bear correctly. I see an Osteopath regularly. Exercise daily. I am using ice to slow down inflammation. (this certainly helps) Have had an Epidural( did nothing) sadly)
If i manage to make it out (rarely) i use Biofreeze which also help's but sometimes the pain or wobbliness is to much. I take Naproxen (anti-inflammatory). I have bought a standing desk, which has helped and i try to use daily.
Everyone i speak to tells me it will get better, and i think that's what i am finding most difficult to cope with.
If i knew i was doomed forever more then i would adjust and move on because i have little choice. However all this up and down pain, not sure how i will be from one day to the next is wrecking me i feel so low, i am only 37. Thankfully i have some fantastic mates and girlfriend but this is testing me to the upper limits. I feel like i am rotting away this is truly horrendous. Thanks for any responses!