I'm 30 years old. I had corrective surgery for scoliosis and acute lateral shift when I was 13. I was reasonably fine until about 2 years ago where I started having severe pain in my hip. After over a year of tests and checks it seems that the facet joints at the base of my spinal fusion are rubbing causing referred pain. I now experience severe pain in my hip and lower back resulting in long term usage of tramadol and gabapentin to enable be to continue to work. I'm worried about the long term effects of being on this medication. I have also had facet joint injections which worked well but due to my age my consultant feels it is not wise to give me more as by time I'm 40 there will be little they can do.
Has anyone got any tips or advice? I don't want to give my career up but struggle to see myself coping with a full time job as the pain continues to get worse.