I've suffered chronic lower back pain for 2 yrs now and although I was diagnosed with hip dysplasia the issue with my spine has not been dealt with at all . No xray done just told originally to go home and get a butt massage. Eventually orthopaedics specialist said because we may not find the cause through scans we won't because even if we find a cause we can't fix it, so you just need to learn to live with pain.
I've been self managing for 2 yrs and it does go through a cycle of winter it eases I can walk a little more and the pain for most of the time I can cope with . It's there 24 7 but manageable but spring time my pain goes off the scale and stays again til winter. Easter wkend came and I'm aware times coming for when I may be struggling with stairs sleeping and just freely being able to grab a plate from a low cupboard but I wasn't waiting expecting and boom easter wkend I couldn't move . I thought maybe a bad day but it's been high level since and I know summer pain has kicked in and I'm now having to learn how to cope again mentally and physically. I'm sleeping on the sofa with millions of cushions and may get a few hours. I don't want to give into this pain. I don't want to have to be needing help to get dressed but I'm being forced to consider that and it's hard as I'm very independent.
Any advice ideas things that anyone has tried to help ease ease this pain even a little would be great
You have had regular massages like the doctor advised?
I considered it but one of my symptoms is a numb buttocks and radiating pain and I can't have anything touch it at all .
You have never actually tried it then.
No I haven't based on that even the slightest touch hurts as does wearing tight clothes the sensations I get along with the pain it became a no go area even when the cat sits next to me and he foot touches me it makes me wince so kinda bypassed the massage option. Although did consider a test one just to see but again thought how can I have one when it hurts so much.
Can you go talk with a person that does the massage and tell them about your worries, maybe they can explain how it works and if it would be beneficial to you.
It's definitely worth trying . Right now everything is worth a try. Thanks
I hope it works out for you.