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I have 2 herniated discs. My L4-L5 and L5-S1, due to this i get numbness and sciatica down my left leg and currently awaiting discectomy surgery. I have only ever had thoracic back pain but this was due to posture and was managed easily with medication. Yesterday i suddenly got excruciating lower back pain which has gotten far worse, it started where it was sore to stand up and sit down but would be eased when sitting or laying down, then gradually turned to also extremely painful to turn or make any movements. I ended up in a&e to get pain under control and was given tramadol on prescription. The medication is not even touching the pain and the excruciating pain is now constant never eases and also extremely painful to walk, sit, bend, turn, anything, i can barely make any spinal movements. Has anyone experienced this? This is very odd as ive never had any lower back pain with the herniations and it has come on all of a sudden and is excruciating. Any help or advice would be appreciated and sorry if this is a jumble of words just trying to explain the situation.
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