Hello everyone I'm pretty new to forums so please forgive me if I'm doing something wrong.
I had an accident at work in August 2014 lifting a 130kg manhole frame/cover with my work mate, he accidently dropped his end without warning as we were about to put it onto the pickup truck , this caused me to take all the weight as I was twisted and as you can imagine damaged my lower back. I kept having periods of sick leave due to the pain and saw physio and chiropractors and even paid privately .
I was told it's just muscular each time by everyone I saw which was so frustrating for me as I knew deep down something more serious
was going on. I finally got an MRI scan on my lower back recently after I had to keep on asking for one ,
the scan revealed a bulging disk on L4/L5 with disc degeneration I was told this is normal and that I should just get on with things , and the spinal specialist told me she has seen people with this problem that doesn't have any pain.
I also asked for an upper back scan as I have a bit of an over curved Thoracic spine which causes me great pain when lying flat I can also feel swelling
on the right side behind my shoulder which never gets better.
I was refused another scan and told to just do physio, I am at the point now where I really struggle to walk in the mornings ,
my upper back is constantly tight and I am getting pains in my rib area all the time.
I seem to be always having headaches and after any period of manual work I actually feel like I could die as if my body has given up on me?
Also sitting down is very painful.
I am a 33-year-old male who has always worked in a physically demanding job, but I had to quit as it was impossible for me to carry on.
I don't seem to be recovering and it feels as if I will be in a wheelchair soon enough, I'm sorry for the rant and extra long text.
I'm just at a loss as to what to do next and would like some sort of advice, I know there are a lot worse off than me though so I apologise for feeling a bit sorry for myself.
Thank you all x Link to members other threadhttp://www.spine-health.com/forum/pain/chronic-pain/chronic-pain-seems-be-worsening
Liz, Spine-health Moderator