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I've had this chronic pain for 2 years now and after an X-ray and scan have been told that I have a prolapse disc which is pressing on my nerve roots. I have been on Gabapentin for about a year and also had a tens machine on loan from the hospital. Neither seem to help. I find the pain is unbearable and I can barely walk as well. Nothing seems to help with the pain. I now have pain in my back and my right buttock, as well as my right calf. It is very painful seating down and getting up from a chair. Originally, because of the long wait to see somebody at the Pain Clinic at the hospital I went private and had injections in my back which didn't help at all. Especially as it cost so much!
Now, after so many visits to the Pain Clinic, Rheumatology Clinic and now Physiotherapy, I have now read about an operation on my spine called micro Discectomy which appears to move the nerves away from my prolapsed disc. Has anybody had this done?
i have now got an appointment at the Orthopaedic Clinic in June.
l barely go out because the pain in my leg up to my back is chronic. I can barely make myself a sandwich as even just standing still is so painful.
I have a wonderful husband who does all he can but even he has his problems also.
Sorry this is so long but I am getting desperate now!
Thank you for any help or advice you can give me.
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