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edited 06/11/2012 - 8:21 AM in Degenerative Disc Disease
Hi there , I have had Chronic LOwer Back Pain fo three years . Long time Lifting and Twisting . I have had two operations in twelve months . Anterior Artificial Disc placed at L4 &Anterior Cage and Fusion L5/S1 2007. 3 months Post-Op. I fell hard on my Buttock down a flight of Stairs and fractured the fusion. 12 weeks ago I had a Poterior Interbody Lumbar Fusion @L5/S1 . Have to be so careful !
My Spine has certainly stabilised but have Scar tissue on Sciatic Nerve and only time will tell. Have tiredness and Depression , so tired of 24/7 pain. Still battle on and go to bed every night pootive and sleep badly and wake up feeling rock bottom . I watch myself and it intrigues me. The Nervous System is so Sensitive , any interference is not good. So good to be able to tell my story and perhaps help others and in return , get my mind off ME ! Jules46


  • Jules and welcome to the forum. You will find so much support and understanding from all of our great members here. If there is ever anything that I can do to help you then please just let me know. I look forward to seeing more of your posts. Take care....Miki
  • The combination of pain and long term use of Narcotics , Lyrica , Nortriptaline etc. has had a big impact on my Brain. Even my spelling is affected and I believe my co-ordination is impaired to . Lyrica was an out there Medication but the only one in that family of Medicines that I could tolerate at all.Three years , 24 Hours a day I have suffered Chronic Back Pain and Syatica . Post Anterior Surgery I developed A Hot Left Foot and freezing right foot . Surgeon reckons it will settle. My Sciatic Pain is mostly left side , deep in Buttock and down outside leg , calf into foot. I am so stiff on the left side to !This is also the damaged side to ! I walked around for 9 months with a fractured fusion and nobody knew ! I had Facet joint Injections etc. it was excruciating and very unlucky as now my Sciatic nerve is very damaged . I really understand what anyone who has a similar injury is going through and feel deep compassion for you . This is not cute , it is hard but I never give up hope. Medical Research is so Brilliant now and I am very grateful , although I have also had some plain old BAD LUCK ! Wish this Pain would go away , I stay positive that one day it will . We need to have HOPE every day.Regards everyone
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