Hi all. Have been to pain clinic today different one from last time and because I've already been to one they won't see me again (45min drive to be told that) they then asked about exercise and did I learn any techniques at the last one. Admittedly I haven't done them for a long time but this is because I am in absolute agony even after doing just a few and I explained all this. So I've now got to go back and learn the exercises again. I know them but I can't do them I explained they cause severe pain to be told well that's what I'd expect, not excruciating pain but pain non the less. Don't get me wrong I understand the whole no pain no gain because I used to train 25hrs a week 5hrs a day Monday to Friday weekends off so I'm no stranger to excercise. But when the simplest of things pull your back out it's so damned frustrating. I don't know how much longer I can carry on with this. My life isn't my own I used to be so active I used to go hiking go the gym everything and was a size 6/8 I'm now this useless thing that can't even walk to the kitchen without pain and a size 14. I'm on 60mgs mst 100mg amitriptalin and oramorph as and when needed. I've had pregabalin and gabapentin and reacted to both. At a loss now because I just don't think they "get it". I want a life I want to do things and I do try but at what cost.