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Hi, I'm 17 and have had a slipped disk for almost a year now... I've tried physio, (private and NHS) and painkillers etc, but nothing works... My consultant told me I was too young for surgery (which was upsetting, because that's, from what I've heard, the best route). She only offered me two types of injections, which is a huge NO for me!! I have a really terrible phobia of needles, and even though they'd be behind me I can't do it. (My consultant even went as far to say that they'd have plenty of people to hold me down at the time, not joking as I thought she was, and that just made me cry...!).
I've been off work for months with it, and they're not too happy, and I can't do things normal people my age are doing! Has anyone else had experiences like any of these? Or do you have advice at all? If you do (and it works of course!) I'd be very tempted to send you a big bunch of flowers or chocolates or something! Anything to make the pain easier! (especially at night, as it keeps me up! )
Thanks a lot!
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