My name is Jeff, Im 19 years old and ive been dealing with chronic low back pain for almost 2 years. I had fallen delivering pizza on some icy stairs. I have 5 minimal disc bulges, on prominent one, and terrible sciatica in my right leg. Ive been to coutless doctors (upwards of 50), hospitals, everything i can think of, tried all kinds of therapies including many non-pharmacological ones. Everyone i talk to says they understand and tell me things to make it better, but they really dont, and nothing theyve said has worked for me. I find it hard to listen to someone tell me about how bad their back is when they can take tylenol or some other OTC medications to COMPLETLY take their pain away.
Does anyone understand where im coming from? (not necesarily low back pain, but terrible, chronic pain). Anyone with any suggestions, or jsut want to tell me their story I'd love to hear it. Im so stuck, the last doctor i talked to was this morning and he told me that he would continue my current medications but that is no help atall, because clearly they arent working otherwise I wouldn't continue to make appointments with new doctors if waht they were doing was working, or even making the pain tolerable.
My current medications are lyrica 100mg 3 times a day, zanaflex 6mg 4 times a day, tramadol extended release 200mg once a day, and hydrocodone/apap 7.5mg/750mg every 4 hours, all of these medications combined bring me from a 10/10 to a 9 or 9.5 out of ten, i cant consider the pain tolerable if im still crying AT LEAST once a day, usualy 2 or 3 times. Thank you fro taking the time to read this, and thank you in advance for any response, i appreciate it.