22y male, chronic lower back pain & declining mentality
So I got kicked in the back playing soccer 6 years ago, find out years later after riding BMX I've got a pars defect.
I'm quite the extreme sports kind of guy, I was very active in bmx, snowboarding, motorcross, trampolining until the last 2 years.
I've been slowly working my way through the options with a specialist which included a L4 and 5 facet joint injection which gave me relief for about 3 months, the pain obviously came
I've recently had a denervation of the same area but 3 weeks on I'm still having issues.
The pain is simple. Starts like a build up of pressure in the area where I had the crack, and it just spreads and aches continuously.
It's slowly begun to take over mentally seeing as I can no longer do the things I wish to do.
I work an office job, no real excitement but it's all I think about all day every day, all afternoon and all night.. it's making life hell.
Meanwhile I can't get any form of pain killer that seems to do the trick,
Currently on palexia, prescribed by my doctor, a slow release med. it works slightly but it's day to day...
Enough of the sob story I'm here for answers!
Has anybody got coping mechanisms to deal with the negative mindset or to take the mind off the pain?... Share away, I'm all ears!