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I'm new to this site and don't know where to start.
November 2011 my horse (which due to this i no longer have which broke my heart) stopped at a jump, I went flying and landed on her neck.
With in about 10 minutes I had severe pain in my left hip and lower back intermittently throughout the day and every day. The severity has always stayed the same but it's has now constant and I'm practically disabled.
I can't bend, twist, lift, sneeze, laugh, weight bare, walk far if at all, can't even list everything. Pain is always lower back and severe at the top of my left hip my leg and sometimes legs are aching dead and my toes go numb one side. Occasionally my right hip aches.
I first went to the docs who checked movement and gave pain killers. I eventually went back after several appointments in tears and end up in physio with my occy health (as i work for NHS) which was making it worse but no one would listen. I then end up in community physio through my gp who had more experience and I still wasn't listened to. I was laid on my tummy, pressed on both hips and told I just probably had muscular pain or back strain which is made worse by stress and so this went on and I was referred to pain management.
I underwent another press on the hips and leaning assessment and I tried every pain killer imaginable with no effect other than being high as a kite and still in pain. Finally an MRI was ordered. I had an annular tear of L4/L5 and L5/S1 both degenerative and herneated. This my Consultant assumed was the answer and carried on trying conservative pain relief and lumbar epidural injections with no effect. I was exasperated and exhausted of making emergency appointments because I just couldn't cope and no one would listen to me.
One day I went in to my app and asked to be transferred to spinal and my pain management consultant agreed that he is running out of ideas and that he would refer me but expected me back.
by the time I first saw my orthopaedic surgeon it was Feb 2015.
Straight away he said he thinks there is more going on than I've been being treated for and ordered a repeat MRI which again revealed the same. He called and said he wasn't happy with that and ordered a CT. The CT revealed I had a bilateral pars defect one side still broken and the other healed and broke so many times it had mended in some form but was a stress fracture. I cried with relief thinking I had the answer, however he ordered a bone scan with nuclear medicine which revealed although the breaks had caused the disc problems, the breaks were no longer active and not the source of pain.
I'm now booked in for a discogram/discography on 5th August 2015.
I have just turned 29 I have had this four years in November. I have a 2.5 yr old and a 9 yr old. I can't do the things I should be able to and haven't been able to since he was born. I'll drive them with my husband to the park and struggle to get to a bench but sitting is a problem without holding my weight on my hands. The only way it stops is if I lay flat on my back. I do everything I can to do things with the children and in all this I've only been signed off work for five weeks since I couldn't stand. I've been really trooping on. I'm in excruciating agony. I need help with almost everything. Even shutting a car door when I'm in it because I can't reach over.
could anyone talk to me or give me advice or help.
I'm at my wits end and feel like giving up, just glad I've got my boys to live for.
what if the discography is negative and I have to live like this.
Thanks k you so much for reading.
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