My name is Caleb, Ive been married for 7 years and I am 24 years of age. I'm in incredible pain all the time from 3 herniated discs and a bulging L4 and L5. I also have a narrowing of the spine and a bone spur in my nerves according to an MRI in October.
I would not wish this pain on my worst enemy. I'm on Morphine, Perks, and Flexoral (which does nothing) and every surgeon has told me I should be in shock from the pain, yet every surgeon has denied me because of lack of insurance. I am in so much pain and cannot live like this anymore. I just want relief, no matter what the circumstances. I've tried vocational rehab, medicare, and various charity groups in my area. Im on drugs all the time, I cant think properly, I dont know what to do.
me too 24 years of age .............the problem which u told about I am also suffering from it for the last 7 months , I have had severe pain in my left leg and the exact location of pain was not known and I had difficulties in walking after a long sitting and for few seconds I felt numbness in my left leg while walking but after that the pain lessens and the most pain was when I woke up in the morning it was like pinching pain all over the leg........
In my case I have my L5-S1 disc herniation causing compression of S1 nerves and my L4-5 disc annular bulged out .
I went to many doctors all of them were saying for the surgery.
But now for the last two months the pain is gone without any surgery , i have done it through regular back exercises in 4-5 months .....advised by a doctor under whom I have revived alot.
So i just say u that ur age is not for surgery you can alleviate it by exercise , but that too takes months but be patienct and I suggest please dont go for surgery first consult a doctor who can alleviate pain by giving medicine and start ur exercises then.
I also once lost my all hopes and was making my mind as surgery the last option ,but I assure u no surgery is required if your case resembles as mine.
I can tell u also about which exercises can help , if u will reply to this one.
For the record, I was denied any charity or anything like that at my county hospital.
Like I said I wouldnt wish this pain on my worst enemy, but I am glad someone else has had something similar if not just for support and help.
"I have had severe pain in my left leg and the exact location of pain was not known and I had difficulties in walking after a long sitting and for few seconds I felt numbness in my left leg while walking but after that the pain lessens and the most pain was when I woke up in the morning it was like pinching pain all over the leg."
I dont want to compare pain and whatnot, but I forgot to add what kind of pain im in, and this is almost exactly what was happening to me,only instead of numbness it was incredible pain shooting down my back, left buttocks, and my whole leg right down to the ankle. Sometimes my left foot feels like itll fall off, and I cant sit or stand for longer than a literal minute. Anyways, Ive had terrible muscle dystrophy in my bad leg so I cant put any support on it, and all the neurosurgeons ive talked to said the fluid in my disc popped and ran down my spine causing a narrowing which will not release my sciatic nerve by itself. Still Im real interested in what you have to say and Im really thankful for the replies. Thank you.
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