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I had a motorbike crash three years ago and as a result I have Spondilolythesis (I've never been given a grading but I can assume it's no more than a grade two) bulging disc at L5 and L4 S1 and now degenerative disc disease in two of the lower discs. I suffer from crippling pain in the lower back, hips, groin and legs. The pain is not just sciatica but other sickening pain in the legs. On top of this I now have urological problems. I have tried all sorts of pain relief. Multiple injections, tens machine, physio, pain killers (Tramadol and Pregabalin) and other home remedies. Nothing seems to elevate the pain. I have asked about spinal cord stimulator and pump but all I was told was to have yet another injection (4th or 5th round, I have lost count) and talk about it after that. Has anyone else had problems in getting something else done by the NHS other than injections and being told it's all in your head (despite the clear injuries shown in the scans)? Is there anything else to do? My solicitors are still trying to get funding to go private but I've been told it could take another two years. I can't stand this pain and I am desperate for some relief.
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