New to SU- chronic lumbar pain - feeling hopeless and in great need of help and advise
I am new to SU, and i guess you all know that writing here means that i am hopless and in great need of help and advise.
Let me first share with you what is going on with me,and I pray to God I will be able to find someone here who was going through the same and finally got over it.
I have been diagnosed with DDD 7 years ago , Doctors said it is congenital. I am 33 years old, and I can say I had a very fit and healthy adolescence as I was doing all kinds of sports( tennis, soccer, basketball, ski,swimming...)
My MRI shows a dehydrated L5-S1 disc material with evidence of central and left paracentral disc protrusion indenting the left L5 nerve roots in its exit foramina and the left lateral recess.
Here is the tricky part of my case, I only have constant lumbar pain, with very minimal ( rare) leg pain.
My back pain is constant, 24/7,I can live with it ( unfortunetely) but sometimes, random movements trigger unbearable pain and completely block me from any movement. These episodes happen at least twice a year, and I have to be taken to the hospital, as it completely cripples me, and the pain is just indescribable.
I have tried all sorts of conventional treatments, and had maybe 7 scan guided cortisone/steroid injections. The life span of these injections obviously decreased with time. I maxed out on anti inflammatory and this is something that is really annoying/ worrying me, as I am scared this might lead to other issues.
I was about to have a disc fusion but to be honest, i got sooo scared of the idea that it might not work that i just backed down, and a Discogel injection on the 2nd of July.Sadly, am still feeling this constant pain/pressure in my lower back and in my saccro illiac joint.( and I am still on anti inflammatory)
I have 2 sons that I can't fully enjoy coz I am always scared of carrying them, playing with them as this might trigger my unbearable pain. My wife has been really supportive these years, but I feel she needs me to be healthy and help out the way a father should.( PS : We are now on a short vacation with the family, and i am writing here, that is how desperate i am)
This condition has led me to depression and I had to take anti depressant 3 times during the course of these 7 years ( now being the third time)
I need my life back, I need to go back to sport, and I kindly ask for your help/advise you all !
Any comments will be highly appreciated.
Thanking you in advance.