So, I have been living with my pain and failing back for years. I read other's stories and realize many are worse off. Truth is my back has gotten worse over time. Sitting ruins me for hours afterwards and only lying down and ice help. OTC pain meds don't help and my pain is typically associated with movement. Think cattle prod to the back. And once that starts my back is unstable and irritated. Nighttime seems to rejuvenate me for the next day but then by nightfall my back is exhausted again. I can pass as a non-injured person but I pay for it.
Anyway, I am still relatively young and have small kids. Feel like now is the time to deal with it and get back to being active and outdoors.
I don't have numbness or constant nerve pain so I am nervous that I might be opening up a can or worms? But I cannot spend the rest of my life lying down.
My doc is well respected and confident. Maybe I am a bit naive still - kind of like you cannot tell someone what it is like to be a parent, they have to live it.
Nice to know there are others out there.***********************************************
Duplicate post please follow linkhttp://www.spine-health.com/forum/treatment/surgery-buddies/l5-s1-12616
Spine-Health Forum Rule:
5.11 You agree not to make duplicate threads.
was put in place to avoid confusion on the boards.
Many people think if they duplicate their thread on several different forum categories, their message will get to more members and responses will follow.
Unfortunately, this does not happen.
Member A creates Thread "A" on Forum category: Lower Back Pain
Then creates Thread "A" on Forum category :New Member Introductions
Then creates Thread "A" on forum category: Conditions Not covered.So now, we have 3 Thread "A" all which are 100% duplicates.
Member B sees Thread "A" in Lower back pain and responds.
Member C sees Thread "A" in Conditions not covered
No one reads Thread "A" in New Member conditionsWe now have different posts in the different forum categories but addressing the same subject.
We lose any thread/post continuity. The though process is lost and other members may never read the other Thread "A"
That is the real reason this rule is in place!
Liz, Spine-health Moderator