I have been dealing with pain in my back for years, in August I was diagnosed with 3 herniated discs. I was put off work as a nurse immediately, and that lasted 6 months. While I was off, another disc ruptured. I have beed going to all my doctor's appointments, met with a spinal surgeon, physio twice a week. I have purchased an inversion table, taking all sorts of meds and supplements to try to help with pain and inflammation. I recently purchased my own tens machine. My leg continues to go numb. I am being told thats not worrisome (even though that's what put me off work to begin with). My hubby is frustrated that I am always complaining, so I've stopped talking. I am beyond tired of this and frustrated. I need this pain to end but I don't see an end in sight.
Sorry for your pain pinkydoll. I can relate. I also have herniated discs in my lower back and neck. Have had survey for both and lower back took along time to heal but It was a success. It's not a 100percent but it's a heck of a lot better than before surgery. My neck on the other hand no so successful. Had fusion c3 c4 c5 dr went thru front of my neck..pain seem to be less after surgery and it took awhile to heal (about a year) and I was pretty much ok still had some pain but it was tolerable as long as I took my meds and was careful not to over do certain activities. That lasted for almost 9 years..and in November of last year I started to have breakthrough pain which got worse quickly..went to my dr and he took exrays and then told me The X-rays showed more degeneration. Now I'm so worried what I will do. I go in for an Mri next month. I don't want to deal with this again. It sucks. I know I have DDD and herniated discs but I don't like the fact that they can just erupt at any moment...anyways that's how I feel sometimes. With that said I'm ready for the journey back to meds, pain management, physio, Mri's, acupuncture, massage...to keep the pain at bay until I have to have surgery or not. I try to keep a positive attitude somedays are harder than others. I'm glad I found this app. It helps me to know that I'm not the only person on earth suffering with this pain. I wish you a speedy path to days with out pain.
I understand.... If it weren't for living on pain medication I couldn't be happy living in chronic pain and I would be scared s#**less if I forced to have back surgery. I had some major foot surgeries and it sucks. Prayers for you and your family they will be supportive ❤