23 year old spinal fusion
Im Amanda, i'm 41 years old,i'm a mother to 8 (2 sets of twins) and 23 years ago i had my first spinal operatn L3-L5, which was 2 discs being removed, bone being put in and the a brace for 12 months.
Thishowever failed and 1 year later i underwent another operation where Titanium rods screws and bolts were place into L3-L5 then abrace for a year.
Ive been having back pain below and directly above the operation site now for a while and paain spasums in my legs just like before.
I went o my gp who sent me or a x-ray which showed that the disc directly above the operation is degenerating and is remarkably thin to all othr discs infact you can hardly see it on the x-ray.
\ive been having physio and i take Tramadol, but day to day jobs,sleeping,walking,sitting, doing the children, washing, showering,getting dressed in fact everything is becoming very difficult because im in constant pain.
I cant sleep amd only after being awake for ages through exhausten i fall asleep, i cant get out of bed straight away and it takes ages to straighten up.
Anyone else in the same boat.
They say they wont operate..so what will happen to me?
If it gets really bad...can they operate or do i have to suffer till i snuff it?