I have suffered with chronic spinal pain since I had an accident in 2009. A year after the initial accident I found myself unable to move. After a MRI it was discovered I had annular tears in 2 of my discs and this was stated as having a soft tissue injury. By 2011 I was unable to return to work.
I am on strong pain medications and have been for years, slow release and beak through pain meds. I do see a physio and walk around the block everyday. So times I drive and have semi ok days - but always with the help of medications and pain is never switched off just down a little at short intervals. I have to rest often and am bed ridden if I do too much, ie - any house work or too much movement.
My question is does anyone know a person who has suffered from chronic pain syndrome in the lower spine particularly that has overcome this?
I have seen surgeons that tell me fusing my spine will not solve my pain problem. It is the constant burning and crushing feeling I can't escape from. There are many days where I feel unable to go on as the pain runs and ruins my life.
I'm 50 and feel 90. I miss doing daily activities and being with family as I constantly need rest.
I'd love to get some hope by hearing back from anyone that has heard of someone, is someone, that has overcome chronic pain syndrome.
Thanks for reading my long winded whinge.