Anyone out there with suggestions of what I can bring up with my pain clinic doctor is much appreciated. I've had chronic pain from 2 lower back prolapsed discs for 14 years. I maintained quite well for several years with swimming and exercise up until a flare up just over 5 years ago that just won't settle down enough to manage. I've been going through the pain clinic for around 4 years or so. They tried facet joint injections but they stopped having any effect after the first lot. Tried biomechanic, TENS, massage, chiropractor, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, magnetic treatments, heat, cold, plates, yoga, relaxation breathing, and many more. The doctor isn't sure what to try next, so has opted for aromatherapy massage.
Tramadol makes me I'll, so does ibuprofen based meds. Taking dihydrocodiene, diazepam, dicloflenac, nefopam and nortryptiline. The pain is just getting steadily worse though and is really impacting my life and mental state. I'm still working full time and my boss is great if I need to work from home when the pain is bad, this is getting more frequent just now. Spent the weekend mainly in tears with the amount of pain. Can anyone suggest anything I can discuss with the doctor please?