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?Im on here on behalf on my wife, she is a team leadre for Tescos an dhas been suffering from back pain since May 2016, we have been to the docs and the hospital and heres a brief breakdown of events so far.
?Just need some advice on whats next and if we qualify for any benefits because she will have to step down from her job and do less hours.
?Back pain started in May 2106 after pulling in heavy shop cages for Tesco for 6 years, had an MRI scan in june 2016 and was told she had L4 L5 bulging discs and trapped nerve affecting left leg.
The first steroid injection was into the leg nerve and she had a allergic reaction and was in hospital for 24 hours with hot and cold temperatures.
?The second injection was a cordal epidural into the back and that was even worse a 5 day stay in hospital with no feeling in the thigh on the left leg and still has no feeling and now has to walk with crutches where as before she could walk fine.
?The doctors have now told her they will give her no more injections and she has an appoitment on the 10th march to see the next step, she is on ?Gabapentin 600mg, Tramadol 50, Amatriptoline and Oxicodone every 2 hours and this is only taking the edge off the pain.
?Her sick leave runs out in 8 days and we really dont know what to do, her work have offered her a stock control which means down to 20 hours a week ut mobility getting to work could be an issue as she used to walk and can now barely walk without the aid of crutches.
?So please please some advice on the following:
What will the doctors suggest next.
?I this something that will now last a lifetime.
?Do we go down the road of PiP and houding benefir because apart from my wifes health our financial situation will change dramatically.
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