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Lower back pain

DonnastevensDDonnastevens Posts: 2
edited 10/15/2015 - 9:09 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi all. I fell from quite a height at work about eighteen months ago and started getting lower back pain and sciatica to the point of being in tears everyday. I had an MRI in April this year and was told I had a prolapsed L5 and that was causing my sciatic pain. A month later I was given an injection under general and it didnt help at all so finally at the end of June I had a disceptompy operation. I struggled for a while afterwards the back pain was bad even though my leg pain had gone. But started pyhsio after about six weeks and at first it helped. Now though I am in constant pain. In the morning I can hardly get out of bed, I struggle to walk at all for the first hour of the day and my stomach is rock hard and sticks right out when I try to first walk. The pain is dreadful. Im in tears every morning and just cannot cope like this. I went back to my doctors who said oh its just a bit of stiffness and has put me on Tramadol and Diazepan. Neither seem to be hrlping. All they do is make me high! My surgeon signed me off at tweleve weeks piost op saying well I was here to help with your leg pain and now that has gone Ive done my job. That I will have back pain from now on I will just have to live with it!!! I am now seeing a different physio who has also started doing some acupuncture with me. Still I cant sleep, turn over in bed and struggle to stand and walk in the mornings. Picking things up off the floor or reaching out to grab something is a thing of the past the pain is so bad. The new pyhsio has suggested I get another MRI scan done and he is going to arrange this. Sorry for rambling on I just need to talk to someone who understands the agony I am in so thanks for listening!


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  • RunnerHKTRRunnerHKT Posts: 231
    edited 10/16/2015 - 12:07 AM
    A new MRI post op after you've had a procedure and continue with some pain is a good idea. I hope it gives you some answers. Surgeons are really horrible at managing anything but surgery, and I think they should explain that up front!
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