In agony again

So fed up with this now a few weeks ago I slipped a disc in my lower back so I took two weeks off then somthing went wrong with my neck was in agony for a week with that now my lower back has gone again I was only lifting a forkful of straw in the stable and pop my back went but now all my back shoulders neck and lower back and hips are killing me with shooting pains down my legs and up my spine with really bad headaches from my neck /shoulders I'm on naproxen 500 twice a day with co-codamal 30/500 to top up on for the pain but not working too well always worse when I go to bed and lay down BEEN in tears the last two nights

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  • Hi I really do understand how you are feeling with the back pain. At the end of March this year I have five fractures in my spine. I've got referred to the spinal specialist and he done a vertoplasy on my spine. ( put cement into the fractures ) then on 1st November I had my nerves cut in my lower back and for the first 3 weeks I was in pain but I am reaching my 4th week on Tuesday and the pain has subsided tremendously if I am up and doing a bit more I have to take some painkillers in comparison to how I was I am starting to get back to my old self with very little pain. πŸ˜€ I would suggest that you go to your GP and ask for the referral. The specialists can at least look at your spine and they can tell you what they can do for you. The GP is the only thing they can do is give you painkillers and I feel that that is not enough. I Lost nearly a year of my life due to my back and I never want to go through that again. So I feel if you stand strong enough to see the specialist they will be able to help you. I wish you lots of luck and hope you see the specialist soon. Take care and try not to irritate your back too much.

  • It's very early on for you ,you're body is still healing!! Don't overdo it and take care 😊 xxx

  • Yes that is right. It only 4 weeks this Tuesday and I am now seeing a pain reduction. Thank god. I had 5 fractures in my spine that I done in March of this year so most of this year I have been in bed. I am taking it so easy as I don't want to undo the work that has been done. The specialist secretary told me it can take 4 to 6 weeks for the nerves to die. So over the next few weeks I am definitely going to be really careful. Thank you for your reply. And I hope your MRI scan soon. X

  • Let's hope they give you some good pain management to at least to reduce your pain. Good luck for tomorrow. πŸ‘ X

  • Hi I'm booked in to the doctors again tomorrow and trying to get another ct scan to see what has gone wrong again and see if I can have some pain management too as this is bloody agony

  • I imagine you have seen a doctor if you have these medications. What was the advise about exercise and especially lifting hay bails ? it's maybe far too soon after the original injury to be doing this kind of thing. Maybe ask for referral to a physio or better still go private if you can to be seen quicker . I think you might need advise on lifting techniques and exercises to strengthen your back muscles to support inflamed tissue.

    Best of luck


  • Unfortunately Monty1976, all we can advise is see your or a GP as soon as you can. If you get any numbness in your groin area and/or any incontinence then you need to be seen in the ED quickly but otherwise get on the phone first thing Monday morning; good luck with that!! 😩

    As you've already had a prolapsed disc diagnosed; presumably from an MRI and specialist then you'll already be 'on the radar' at the hospital so a referral shouldn't be a problem. Probably physiotherapy (as Dee has already pointed out; learning how to look after your spine! 😊) first then consultant if appropriate.

    Hope you're feeling better soon...


  • Hi ,please get yourself seen by a doctor or a&e ,,esp if you are experiencing any numbness esp in the saddle area !!! If you find it hard to urinate adwell are all red flag 🏁 symptoms and should be seen asap 24 hours can make the difference between walking 🚢 and a wheelchair q xx good luck πŸ€ xxx

  • Hi Monty1976

    I would take rayjc's advice see your doc -

    my mum had a slipped disc many many years ago 50/60's - all they did then was put her in traction these were weights attached to a pulley and they used to slowly reduce the weight if they thought disc was popping back in - I can remember the pain she was in there weren't painkillers like we have today for her to take - she used to get around on the floor at home the noises she made when eating were awful it was like a wild animal is the only way I can explain it because of the pain - before she attended hospital it was suggested by GP she lie on an old door under the mattress - there were no orthopaedic beds you could buy back then and if there were it would probably have cost a fortune - she had Bella Donna patches on her back she also had a special corset made for her with steel rods in - eventually she had to have surgery which at that time was in its infancy - that fixed it - obviously medicine has stepped up quite a lot since then.

    Gosh just read this back it's like we were in the Stone Age or something - but as the crows fly it really isn't that long ago. Hope you get some proper pain relief soon - go see GP - just hope he doesn't sort a corset out for you or a door for that matter πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ take care πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

  • Been to docs and he has urgently referred me to the back clinic put me on some very strong pain management painkillers as he suspects nerve damage and slipped discs just waiting for medicine to work in hope I can get a bit more comfortable not to lift anything and to rest

  • Hi been to doctors and came home in a worse state than what I went . In agony he has done an emergency referral to the back surgeon put me on very strong pain meds he is thinking I have slipped discs and nerve damage

  • Would like to say I have had a emergency referral to the back clinic as I have three discs wrong in my lumber / middle and top of my back along with possible nerve damage he has put me on gabapentin 300mg three times a day and diazepam 3 times a day they are working until they start wearing off then in agony again

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