I have suffered with back pain on and off for 5 years. The first episode I had was when I used to drive taxis, I originally thought it was a Hamstring problem. Upon visiting a physio he told me it was my back that was the problem. He then just sent me home with with solpadol and a regular stretch routine to get on with..
Over the years my condition has been very on and off. I can go one month being next to nothing on the pain scale 1-2.
And then go the whole next month feeling like i want my leg amputated 9-10.
The longest I have ever gone without any pain over the past 5 years was when I was training for a half marathon, which lasted for about 6 months.
To cut a long story short, I had a microdiscectomy L5 S1 only 9-10 weeks ago. After feeling so fed up with not knowing what way I was going to feel from day to day. After my operation everything was fairly good apart from 1 bout of severe sciatica for about 2 days.
I have now returned to work (as a carpenter) for just over a week. And unfortunately have experienced some terrible bouts of pain for the past 5 days! Is this just a part of the healing process? Or am I destined to feel like this forever? I know my job certainly doesn't help. But I've got to work!
I have always come to this forum to read up on other peoples methods of dealing with this dreaded "Disease". And felt maybe it was about time I introduced myself.
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