Hi, I had a failed lamin/ disc. and am pretty much in constant lower back pain and sciatica.
I have been considering my various options, which include living with it coupled with drugs, disc replacement, or biologics . It has been 2.5 years of almost constant pain which limits my ability to work and enjoy an active lifestyle. Need to do something!
It is very challenging to work when I can't sit for more than 30 minutes at a time and from what I have read from other members of the forum, I am not alone. My family also feels like they have to wait on me because I can't carry any amount of weight, can't pick up things easily, and need help hauling just about anything. Feeling often dependent on others is perhaps one of the hardest things for me.
Wanted to start participating in the forum more actively. I have been reading the forum for about a year, but want to become more active on it at this point since it appears my back issues are here to stay for awhile.
Just wanted to introduce myself formally to the group-