I'm new to the site so please bear with me if I go into too long a story but would appreciate any help/support hugely.
After more than 6 years of trying to make my gp believe how severe the pain was in the upper & lower part of my back I was finally referred to the pain management dept. Actually I would rather not bore you with details of how awful they were and concentrate on the situation I'm in now.
I have received a diagnosis after having an mri scan and it has me very worried indeed.
More so the options I may have & who to listen to for the best way to go? I have multiple bulging discs in C3-5 and more severe ones in L 2-6. Also arthritis. I first began having back pain badly approx 10 years ago but was only given codeine and nothing more was done, (I was 38 then)
As the pain rapidly got worse I had to push & push for yrs before finally reaching the point I am at now, only 10 yrs older.
I am waiting to speak to my consultant regarding the options of treatment and I'm so afraid of choosing the wrong 1!
I can barely stand the pain I'm in as it is even with the endless medication I'm taking, and all I want is to be free from the pain no matter which treatment I have. If it's worse afterwards then I will be resigned to a wheelchair within a few yrs.
I still feel young & want to enjoy being a part of my grandsons lives not sit at home in too much pain!
I would be sincerely grateful for any response what so ever so thank you for taking time out to read my message.