I've had L4, L5, S3 for over 22 year's. Funny how you remember the time 🤨. I have the biggest pain in my left hip that started last year. (Great) tramadol works for me and learning to live with it. Several injections in the area. Last one in July.
I've cried into my pillow so many times through pain ,anger and frustration.
So what helps? Pillows in bed, stretching, follow a yoga plan, even if it's for 30 seconds of your day. Do it !
Lose weight if you have to, sit down ,lay down , but most of all don't give in. Go to your Doctor, tell him/her everything your feeling, make them work for you . That's what their there for! But don't give in. Stay positive as much as you possibly can. But don't give in 💕