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Hi my name is Chris i'm 23 years old and i have severe back and neck pain for the last 5-6 years.
Let me start off by giving you all some background about myself (In case it may relate lol)
When i was 13 i was diagnosed with UC (ulcerative colitis) Which was pretty hard going but managed to make full recovery, medication etc. 2 weeks after leaving hospital i then suffered a stroke due to the colitis. Blood travelled from colon to my brain and left me with unable to walk. Again made full recovery (as if i never had it) My medication is as follows: Aspirin, salofalk, azathioprine. Fast forward to 18/19 i got myself a engineering job and apprenticeship! which involved a lot of lifting and laying. I ended up with sciatica (usual numbness tingling and pain) i was given amitriptyline for this (which doesnt help) as the years went on at around 20 i ended up with a very severe pain in the middle of my back right where my spine is. It is dull pain and whenever i stand, straighten up it catches with even more pain! (great lol) so with many doctor appointments and physio, it still hasnt got any better.. infact it has got worse. I also then got prescribed co-codomol 30/500mg which i find so strong but even now it doesnt remove any pain! as this went on longer and longer it has got worse, the pain has travelling up to my neck which now is constantly in pain, numbness down my right jaw and down to my shoulder which crunches and sounds like it clicks! this then brings tingling into my right hand and fingers!
I now feel at a loss because iv been to around 20+ doctor appointments, iv had an x-ray on my shoulder which they have said looks "healthy" i also then waited 8 months on an MRI which was for the middle of my spine as the physio said it might be "compressed" but the MRI was only done on my neck and i explained that it was wrong scan reason which they didnt care about.. the results have came back for my neck which is absolutely fine and i have been discharged because they are no issues with my neck or apparently! Even though the scan was for my back not my neck!
I'm getting to the point where i believe im only 23 with these issues i hate to think what ill be like at 30! im terrified and i feel iv tried everything and dont really see a point continuing a life like this as the pain is so so bad. Can any one recommend anything i can try or go to see?
p.s I have been to 2 chiropractors, 3 physio' and given all sorts of medication from co-codomol, gabepentin and amitriptyline. I have been told i could have a compressed spine, herniated disc etc yet no one has ever looked into these.
I appreciate any help i can get, thank your reading!
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