I feel like I'm banging my head against a brick wall, at the very beginning my pain presented in my right hip. The doctor was good at the time, he thought it was bursitis and treated with injections etc a long story short they didn't work but the pain was bearable. I am a nurse and was working 50 plus hours a week. The pain at this time was bareable. During Christmas 2016 my symptoms became much worse I could no longer walk due to the sharp pain in my hip and lower back, the pain radiated down through my groin and it was horrific ( worse than child birth) no position was comfortable and there was lots of pressure . I had MRI scan of my lumber which showed a bulge in the l5s1. At this point I thought I would get the help I needed. This was in January we ar now in July.
I am on oxy, nurproxin, lyrics, baclefen and diazepam to help with the pain, I think it dulls the pain a little but I am still in agony and can only walk with a frame for a few minutes at a time before the cramp gets me. The major pain is down my legs right down into my foot, pain that no words can describe. ( I forgot to mention I am now doubly incontinant.
I have just been to see the muscat consultant who has said that the bulge is not operable but it is most certainly the cause of the pain down my legs. She has also said that she dosnt think that it is the cause to my incontinance. She has not referred me to the pain clinic !! does anyone know what this is ??
I have an ot that comes out on a regular basis and have had an appointment come through from the incontinance team.
Just to complicate matters I have recently had new symptoms which include numb hands with pins and needles and weekends in my left arm, my neurologist has ordered a full neck back and brain MRI which I'm still waiting for the results. My next appointment with him is in October.
I am so frustrated as I am trying so hard to be mobile, I do little exercise in the morning but by lunch the pain is so bad I have to lie down, lowing down does relive some of the pain but then when I get back up it is so so painfull in my legs , my thighs and lower back. I'm so don't know what to do for the best .. rest: walk ??
The consultant. Couldn't answer the question she just said you know your own body.
All I want is to get better any body have any s advice ???
Thank you in advance