I am new to this forum and really need some support/advice. I injured my back a year ago while babysitting. I was just sitting on the ground and when I went to reach for something I felt something pop. Then that night I was in severe pain, the severe pain lasted for about 2 months. I could barely move, I was in extreme pain from my lower back down my legs. I was in extreme pain walking up stairs, getting up and down from chairs and bed, while bending, sitting, standing, everything. I was out of work for 2 months. I didn't have insurance and didn't know what to do. After a few months the pain lessened and I finally found a job assisting in a Kindergarten class, probably not the best work for lower back pain, but the only job I could find. Now it has been a year and the sciatic pain is still there. I can't sit for too long without it hurting and bending at work brings spasms. I finally got insurance and went to doctor, but not getting much clarity. They won't take MRI and say it is probably a bulging disk and sent me to PT. I am starting PT next week. Now also a few weeks ago I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, so I can't stand for too long because of foot pain or sit for too long because of sciatica pain! I am feeling so hopeless, it has gone on so long and has made so many things in my life difficult. I am questioning if I can go back to my job in 5 weeks, there is soooo much bending and squatting involved. I am alone, have no family, so I have to work to support myself. Not sure what to do, I would be thankful for any advice!
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