Im 30 years old, up to last October 9th always worked been active not necessarily fit always overweight but on 8th oct just been awarded my 2 1/2 stone loss award. Worked 38-40 hr weeks whifts as a supervisor at a kids nursery.
I was washing my hair as usual using shower hose bending over my bath.Well my lower back mostly on left side suddenly went had excruciating pain as i tried to stand up. Then went on autopilot drove my daughter to school and me work only a 6 min drive. I was moaning with each small movements and using the clutch. I got out the car and was pacing side to side with awful pain then cried as it hurt so much.
Now Im on 75mg amtriptyline, 60 mg co-codamol x4 a day and naproxen x2 a day. Physio thought it was nerve problems, Initially saw a chiropracter before physio which was agony so left. I have a slight bulge on disc which is pressing on the S1 nerve. I have awful lower back pain and leg problems. I can only walk for 10 minutes then slow up and every step is agony for me, bending, staying in same positions ,getting stiff, sharp spasms, etc. Still cant drive as i experience sharp shooting pains as i change gears and deep sitting aggravates me.
MSK specialist just referred me to the pain clinic to have an injection.He says its not serious enough to operate.
Has anyone been in a similar situation as im interested to know what the injection entails eg are u awake, time off work etc?
This injury is wrecking my life and my daughters and partners who doesnt live with me but he's been my rock these past 6 months and i would be lost and desolate if i didnt have him
Thanks a frustrated Diane