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I am 38 and was diagnosed with facet joint syndrome 4 years ago. I did psyio, pilates etc and would only have a couple of flare ups a year which usually resolved with anti inflammatories, pain meds and increase in pysio. In May 2014 I had facet joint injections at L4-L5 and L5-S1 which i had a fantastic result from. I then had another big flare up in March 2015 and again had the facet joint injections, resulting in some relief but nothing like the previous time i had them done. By July I still was in pain in lower back/coccyx area and sitting was very uncomfortable. My Gp still would not refer me to a specialist as CT had shown slight disc protrusion L4-L5 but not impinging on any nerves. I was taking 75g lyrica day and night, 7,5mg mobic and diazepam for muscle spasms. The pain was getting worse and worse to burning in my thighs, numbness in foot whenever i sat especially when driving for more than 10 mins. My Gp talked me into tyring facet joint injections again in Oct this time NO result what so ever, his answer was more psyio and pilates - i couldnt even do half of it due to the pain. Eventutally in Nov I woke up one day and couldnt take it any more and went to hopsital. I was admitted for weak and saw neurosurgeon and orthopedic surgeon, had bone scan, CT and mri. These showed moderate degeneration in facet jointsL3-L4, L4-L5 and L5-S1, disc bulge L4-L5, mild spondylothesis at L4-L5, and infalmmation in both hips. bascially neurosurgeon said it was an ortho problem and hip related and he of course said the opposite. So I was discharged after havving another 2 facet joint injections and on a tonne of medciations including fentanyl patches, endone, lyrice, slow release tramadol, double dose anti inflammatory and regualr diazepam. I have since found a spine specialist who did a foraminal epidural under fluroscopy 3 weeks ago - which did relieve the leg pain but it is slowly coming back when i drive or sit too long. im doing pysio and hydrotherapy. He told me at last appt he would do fusion surgery if i really wanted it but he didnt really want to. I am going to get another opinion from neurosurgeon next Monday. I dont want to have surgery but am now thinking are there any other options left? And I dont want it done by a surgeon not keen on it either. I am a theatre nurse and havent been able to work since November, cant drive fro more than 15 mins without having to stop and walk around. I live with my heatpack attached to me. And I am either in agony and actually "with it" or can get my pain to a manageable 3-4/10 but im off with the fairies, which is not practical as im a single mum of 3. Just wondering if others have gotten to the point of actually wanting sugery as they feel no other options are left. I m beginning to feel like hypcndriac as all anyone says well nothing major shows up on the scans. Im just sick and tired of them looking at scans but NOT listening to me and the effect this is having on me and my family - its ruining my life. so fustrated ................................
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