Good morning all,
I was wondering if anyone could help me on this question.
I myself have my L45s1 disk gone and have most of others nearly gone,i have been told about 6yrs ago to expect to be in a wheelchair at 10yrs after i was operated on,
but my question is my daughter is only 19yrs old and over the last 2yrs she hasn't been able to walk properly at all and in allot of pain,
the doctor did a ct scan and now he is very concerned because of her age as she hasn't had a fall or anything but the results of the scan were as follows,
The L4/5 disc is moderately narrowed,
a small bone island is noted at L5,,
The soft tissue windows show a moderately large central and right paracentral dorsal disk protrusion at L4/5 intenting sac.
L5 nerve roots particularly on the right side,
Moderately large L4/5 disk protrusion.
The doctor said there is no way he will operate due to her age,just to try to strengthen her back ,dont lift anything or turn certain ways and rest as much as she can,use aids to help like chairs,walking sticks etc, but she has a condition called pcos as well,
Why at 19 would she be so bad with her back and what excersices or how do you strengthen your back when half the time the pain is so bad you cant do much.what kind of at home machines could you use or do.
I have been in my pain since 1996 so i know what its like,but she is so young.
This has really got her feeling down.
The doctor has prescribed panadine forte when needed that's all i take also.
We have a house full of pets but one in particular her little dog she has had for 7yrs never leaves her side and has panic attacks when away from her,he knows her pain,
she also suffers from panic attacks especially when its quiet or at night,
I myself have been very interested in natural ways over the years and trying relaxation things but sometimes the pain overrides allot of what your trying to do.
Any help would be greatly appreciated for myself and my daughter.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read this and help if you can.
I hope you all try to have a pain-free day