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I'm 43, 6ft tall, I have a slight scoliosis, a degenerating vertibrae at T5 and a prolapsed disc at L2. Every year, without fail I have a flare up worth my disc, where I have electric shock symptoms down both legs along with full aches down both legs, the pain at the base of my back is indescribable. I cannot stand up straight, I have had physio, the won't give me the cortisone injection, I've had numerous c.t. x-rays, mri scans... taken myself to the hospital...
I can be off work for weeks to months... last year it was so bad I bought myself a wheelchair, I have crutches and a walking stick, so ready for all occasions!
My last visit to the hospital was Thursday 11th November 2016. They still won't scan me or do further tests to see if, as I believe, it has got worse. The doc at the hospital gave me a letter to take to the gp who will be able to refer BACK to the hospital for a scan.
I have been looking up vertibrae fusion, where they remove the useless disc and then fuse the 2 vertibrae together. Is there any one on here that has had it done or knows more about it.
I am willing to try anything now, as I'm losing my patience. Anything had to be better than what I'm going through at the moment. I'm literally doing nothing as everything hurts. I'm on a short dose of morphine and diazipam, ibuprofen and paracetamol .
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