I have recently had a couple of MRI scans, (one in the normal horizontal position and one upright) to try and discover the cause of a worsening back problem. Having now spoken to my consultant surgeon, they can see some disc damage but nothing serious enough to cause the pain and loss of mobility I am experiencing. I have had a discectomy over 16 years ago, but this is not a contributory factor according to my consultant.
I am unable to stand erect and have a seemingly permanent stoop, and I can't stand or sit for more than about 10 minutes. I struggle to walk more than 100 meters without excruciating pain in my back and legs.
Physiotherapy has not had any positive effect, and I am now discharged from this service as a result.
The consultant and my GP are unaware of what could be the cause, but they also don't seem to be concerned in learning what is causing this problem, so I am left in limbo as a result.
Any ideas as to where I go from here would be much appreciated , as I can't continue to function without knowledge of what can be done to help alleviate this issue.