Herniated disc: Iv got l4 and l5 herniated disk... - Pain Concern

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Herniated disc

mrsjayne
mrsjayne

Iv got l4 and l5 herniated disk.got appointment for specialist in 4mth.keep going drs.this is getting worse what can I do.cocodomol and naproxen do nothing.im sat in bed in tears I'm a 57yr old female and live in 2nd floor flat

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I am really sorry to be hearing about your back pain. I am in a similar situation, I have got an appointment with a spinal surgeon this week. I used to use strong doses of cocodamol but gave up. It did not help my pain and worse than that it increased my brain fog plus more.

Have you tried physio, gentle yoga in the heat or hot yoga. They make me a bit better but next day I am back to square one. So it is a matter of doing it consistently....

Look after yourself. This morning I was in agony but forced myself to go to our local area even with my baby step and limited mobility. 🎄🌹🎄

mrsjayne
mrsjayne
in reply to Painny

I'm really worried tho got a lump now on my calf putter leg.dr says unrelated but I'm unsure.im in total agony and am sure drs think I'm putting it on.have to wait 3.5mth to see consultant.dont think can cope that long.i dont know who to see or where to go.iv been like this 3mth over allready ,I feel sick with pain and even my foot feels like iv had scalding water poured on it.surely there must be something else or someone I can speak to dont know what to do,suggestions please even thought about going bk to AE.

I know how you feel I'm 45 I had an operation on my back in October,I'd been in pain for 7 years with my back mine was l5 s1.

Tommyj1954
Tommyj1954
in reply to Kels1974

I had op in oct also 3 level.no fusion how do you feel.now can we chat ? i am.told about 18 month recovery i am.tom

Kels1974
Kels1974
in reply to Tommyj1954

I think I just sent you a message Tom

Tommyj1954
Tommyj1954
in reply to Kels1974

Trying to reply but problem

Tommyj1954
Tommyj1954
in reply to Kels1974

Can i email.u my email.is rawmfginc@gmail.com

Mandylaw
Mandylaw
in reply to Tommyj1954

I have not had op as of yet been referred bk to the spinal surgeon

Tommyj1954
Tommyj1954
in reply to Mandylaw

Get the.mri i think

Mandylaw
Mandylaw
in reply to Tommyj1954

I would never have an mri again I was screaming in pain and they just left me I actually felt like been paralysed was like a told them I can’t lie on my back traumatised me I was having nightmares mare for weeks after I had it done

Tommyj1954
Tommyj1954
in reply to Mandylaw

I have more.leg pain numbness yes will need about 12 months more to recover

Have no more leg pain sciatica

Mandylaw
Mandylaw
in reply to Tommyj1954

Yeah get this in my left like am lossing the strength in it and av got wear n tear n my left knee not been sent for X-ray it’s like the doctors don’t care how bad it is 🤨🤨🤨

So sorry to hear that you’re in such pain, it sounds as if you should be on morphine for your pain. Speak to your dr and if no joy - go to A&E for help - good luck!

Mandylaw
Mandylaw
in reply to 1234Mm

Thank u so much doctors just don’t listen to me they offered me methadon told them to ram it that for addicts

Hidden
Hidden

Be really careful , try and rest it ... Find comfortable position.heat , heat and more , locate your core muscles , instead of using back , 💜💜💜

Mandylaw
Mandylaw
in reply to Hidden

Thx don’t get much time to rest lol I have a 7 year old with adhd a won’t do nuffin for him self lol

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Mandylaw

Takes 10 seconds when you get good ....or be in pain, but thanks

Mandylaw
Mandylaw
in reply to Hidden

Ok

Tommyj1954
Tommyj1954
in reply to Mandylaw

Make dr care and give u mri while sleep

Ok u. Have to make dr care and give u.mri while. Sleep

Mandylaw
Mandylaw
in reply to Tommyj1954

Yeah goin get my advocate to come with me doctors next time thx

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