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edited 02/23/2015 - 9:42 AM in Lower Back Pain
Hi I'm 28 and literally at rock bottom.
Iv suffered low back pain for 2 years now made worse by carrying my now 1 year old son.
I was admitted into hospital aug 14 for two weeks unable to walk. No MRI was done even though I told the doctors myself I had the symptoms of a herniated disk. Finally an MRI was done in October! This shown severe herniation and a neurosergeon apoinment wa booked for 28th dec.
15dec I was back in hospital in agony an 16tg dec I was operated on, I had a discectomy and honestly, I could have kissed the surgeon after, all pain gone!
2 weeks after surgery the wound got infected and I was treated with antibiotics for 4 weeks, gradually the pain has returned in my lower back and legs to exactly how it was before. I have a one year old son I feel I can't care for properly, I cannot look after myself and feel a burdon on the few people who do care.
After 2 weeks of horrendous pain and crying most of the day, I went to a and e this mening to be told there's nothing they can do.
I'm at rock bottom. My pain is so intense I cannot walk, bend or twist. I cry all the time, and genuinely feel if my son wasn't here I would so something.
I can't cope with this pain anymore but jo one is helping me.


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,348
    Two months out is not really a long time after some spinal surgeries.
    I am also sure that the wound infection set things back a bit.
    It all takes time.

    Welcome to Spine-Health

    It would be very helpful if you could provide us with more details. So many times we read about members who have different tests and they all come back negative. Isolating spinal problems can almost be like the game of Clue. The more clues and information you provide, the better chances in finding out what is wrong,
    Here are some questions that you should answer:
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    Providing answers to questions like this will give the member community here a better understanding
    of your situation and make it easier to respond.

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    I’ve had this for years, it hurts, I cant move my shoulder – what could this be, what treatment should I get?

    Diagnosing spinal problems can be very difficult. In many ways its like a game of clue. Especially, when the diagnostic tests come back negative – no trouble found! Then its up to the patient and the doctor to start digging deeper. The doctor is like a detective. They need clues to help them move along. So, you as the patient need to provide the doctor with all sorts of clues. That is like it is here. Without having information about a condition, its impossible for anyone here to try to help.

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  • what is a and e? anyway, from what im reading in your post, it sounds like you got relief from treating the disc the first time. i would say that's a good starting point...maybe you need a revision surgery?
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