I feel like my youth and life has been taken from me, its like im the only one out of everyone I know who has a condition like mine that restricts them from pretty much everything. While everyone else is at the gym lifting, or training for there next marathon I am just struggling to stand on one leg at work somedays. I am thankful that I can do a little bit of resistance training and go in the pool but still, my condition lingers 24/7
One year ago I had a bad back muscle pull in the weight room, woke up the next day with spasms etc.... Two weeks later the neuro symptoms down my right side started and got progressively worse. I used to be a runner, cyclist, I loved athletics and living a healthy active lifestyle. I haven't even started my career yet, managing the burning pain while I stand at work is just to much emotionally at times. I can't believe this has happened to me, I feel so alone at times, no one understands.... Im reaching out on here today after being a member for a while because im just so sad inside. I miss the old me so much, its like my sense of reality has been altered and all I feel is emptiness with this chronic condition. How does a young body like mine fall apart so easy, I always struggled with running injuries during my 13 year career but I never thought my back would go on me like this.
I have seen two sports doctors, neurologist, back specialist, massage, chiropractor, had mri/emg/blood work and doing physiotherapy at the moment which is doing nothing really it seems . I have paid for all this therapy out of pocked at stuff to as i am not insured. How does a young guy like me who's just barely started life cope, I just don't know how..... I am seeing a psychiatrist at the end of this month, pain management doctor as well. I just want to hear peoples voices on here etc...
Continue to suffer from alignment issue and myofasical pain in rib cage and pelvic area.
Nerve pain and back pain are more stable these days but still get flare ups.