Hi just wondering if someone could give me a bit of advice. My husband injured his back in February doing a forward roll. Initially not much pain just a dull ache - fast forward almost 9 months and he is suffering a lot of pain day and night. He has attended physio and chiropracters to no avail and having gone privately for a MRI in June everything has come back clear leading gp etc to think it is just a muscular problem. Should a muscle problem not have cleared up in 9 months??? having tried tramadol etc he is now on lyrica and is suffering tremendous pain in the fingers of his left hand and also some numbness in his feet??? Does anyone suffer from these symptoms? Would a trapped nerve not have showed up in a MRI??? We are now at our wits end as he has gone from being a very active 42 year old (Cycled 50 mile a week) to trying to push in his days work so that he can get home and lie down all evening.
When the pain is at its worse he feels as if he has the flu (unsteady heavy legs etc). We are privately going to see a spinal surgeon/orthopaedic consultant this week so hopefully he will be able to advise.
How could something so simple cause such pain 9 months later??? any advice?? (he is a self employed lorry driver and is seriously contemplating giving up as every day is a struggle)