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I am 27 yrs old, quite fit and healthy. After returning to work after maternity leave at 17 i had quite a few injuries, fell from horse twice, fell out of a tree, slipped on a stone floor. After 4 years of telling my dr and musculoskeletal dr that i had serious pain in my back and pins and needles/numbness in my feet he decided to send me for an mri scan, in his words ' . . . This is only for your peace of mind as i know it will not show anything . . .' Anyway the mri showed i had bulging disc l3, l4 and t2 also my coccyx showed changes resulting from self repair for a fracture. 😕 felt so relieved knowing that i had proof it wasn't in my head as they suggested.
However, i am still having symptoms of bulging discs and its gradually getting worse, the gp's say the only thing they can do is send me for 2x 6week blocks of physio a yr and painkillers (naproxen, dihydrocodeine, amitryptiline, paraceatamol and omeprazole for the stomach) he says he could give me morphine patches but i refused (was on them 5 yrs ago and dropped to 6 stone as could not stomach food or drinks only sip water) he says i qualify for surgery but they won't because of my age, same as they won't pay for chiropractic treatment and others as it will be lifelong and costly.
I paid for a private physio inbetween my 2x 6 week blocks who said he couldn't believe they won't do anything as he could feel the discs were still bulging and i needed some kind of treatment to help me. I have gone from mucking out 20 stables a day and riding 2hrs a day to struggling to drive to see my own horse.
What can i do???? I cannot afford chiropractor treatment myself as its £150 a month, can't afford to go private, can't take insurance as no one will cover it.
I also have hypermobile joints, raynauds syndrome and low iron but only Borderline.
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