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L4/l5 prolapse disks/sciatica

Roman reignsRRoman reigns Posts: 1
edited 05/02/2015 - 10:40 PM in Lower Back Pain
Hi all, I am currently suffering with L4/L5 prolapse disks on the left and right side, I am also suffering with sciatica which is causing me terrible discomfort. I have had 2 epidurals and a nerve root block and nothing has worked. My doctor has decided not to operate as his words to me was that there would be 50/50 chance of either the pain getting worse or unable to walk. I am 31 years old, I have had to finish my job as I was in to much pain. I am now stuck and don't know where to go , I am severely depressed and need help can anyone help please .
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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    Are you seeing a doctor for pain management?

    You stated you can no longer work. Did you give thought to hiring Disability attorney? That would be at no cost to you.
    The help with disability does not have to be a forever thing. But it may be helpful to you during this time of transition.

    Being depressed often pairs up with pain....but it should never be ignored. Have you thought about seeing a psychiatrist for possible talk or med therapy?
    Again, that does not mean it would be a forever thing, but to be helpful during this transition.

    These are couple things I did. My focus was on taking care of myself...like I was best caregiver to take care of myself.
    Knowing I would be able to continue eating...and helping my mind find its way in navigating painful situation...has helped my attitude tremendously.

    My more healthy way of thinking has been priceless in helping me to adjust to limitations my body has put upon me.

    This site also has helpful info on coping. Post...the blend...may be helpful to you.
    There is search on this site, upper right on page. Looking up your concerns may lead you to helpful older posts.

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    Keep us posted on how you're progressing. You're not alone
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