Hi, I have acute chronic back pain. I've seen an orthopedic surgeon, specialist anaesthetists, physio, pain clinics, osteopath, chiropractor, do daily Pilates, adjusted to what I can manage, and have tried all the meds the doctors have suggested.
I still have acute daily pain, haven't been able to work since June and feel quite desperate.
I have 2 tears in one disc, front and back, and one doctor thought that was the reason, so I had a steroid injection- no improvement. Another thought that nerve block injections would help, so I had 4, they were such agony and made no improvement.
I wondered if anyone else has experience of apparently very little evidence of why they are in such pain, but it is very real and my life seems to have been put on hold because I can't sit on a chair, and can't stand still. I can walk for about 10-15 minutes.
I try everything suggested- tens, accupuncture, mindfulness.....
Anyone got any ideas? Thanks