I am a 22 year old male (6 ft 2 and 11 stone) that does exercise on a daily basis (4-5 times a week). On 2014 I had pain in my back and has not improved since. Went to doctors and had a referral to see physio therapist. Now 8 months later (estimating about on the month of April) Pain and physio did not improve with pain getting worse down to the left leg and calf area (had no feeling in foot at all and the calf had like a aching pain with sometime shooting pains).
Now since Physio trainer had to stop the program since it was not working. So I went to see one of the CMAT people in the NHS hospital and told me to have an MRI done. A month later had my MRI done and results showed that i had a bulging disc in my L5-S1 Region (Doctor describe it as a moderate disc bulge. (Now pain at this time was unberable. Taken Naproxen, Painkillers). Physical activity was non existent at this time cause I could not walk properly and had a slight hunched back.
I had two choices. To take the injections which might not work or surgery. Which I opted for the surgery to be honest.
Now today I still have pain in my back and left leg, The Numbness is starting from the foot, all the way to my knee. I can only walk for about 10-20 mins before the pain kicks in and I cannot control my left leg.
I am waiting to see the spinal surgeon for my operation which is taking forever tbh. I have a bad hunched back (any ideas i can fix this? Still trying my best to do some walking (usually taking the dog out for a walk every day is tha best I can do). I am a bit worried since i am starting my 3rd year in University that this pain is gonna affect my results.
Currently taking geboptin or something like tha 3 times a day and has no effect.
Any tips of ways of improving the pain and any types of stretches that will help me be comfortable for once.
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