So I have posted in here before a couple of months ago to ask for help and advice for ways to help with my sciatica. I have had pain every single day down my leg, into my foot, in my, hip, back i'm sure many of you get the point & feel my pain! This has been happening since the 3rd April, and I am starting to believe now although I am in pain, I am getting better... or maybe I am just coping with the pain now and learning to manage it!
Anyway! I FINALLY got referred to a spine specialist from my doctor after the doctor had to try me with physio treatment, amitripilyn medication, acupuncture, massage & chiropractor therapy (Paid for myself) and of course it didn't work! He is sending me for an MRI which I should be having in the next week or so BUT.. i have very very severe health anxiety. After googling when it first started (which I know I shouldn't of done) I am convincing myself everyday that I have something severely wrong.. although I have been reassured by so many doctors and people etc now. Of course they can't say for definite that nothing serious is wrong until I have my MRI but I just wanted some advice really from anybody who also experiences anxiety and has had sciatica and an MRI. Then I keep having to tell myself if something severe was wrong, it wouldn't be improving as at the start I couldn't even walk 2 steps without crying in agony!
My doctor thinks I have a slipped disc because of my posture but isn't sure but I just wanted to ask.. The MRI results, would they tell me there and then if there was something seriously up? I think i'm overthinking everything far too much, but I feel like getting advice from people who have experienced the same as I have, it would really help & i would really appreciate it! Also any advice to keep myself calm when I have my MRI?
Just to add I am only 23, so I also understand that it is quite uncommon for somebody my age to be experiencing a case of sciatica as bad as I am, which obviously adds more pressure to my anxiety!
Sorry for the long post, thank you for reading if you have & I would really appreciate some advice if anybody has any!