Help And Advise Needed From A Guy In England
Hi all,just joined this forum and am layed sideways on my bed with labtop coz i cannot sit!!!! ggggggggrrrrrrrrr mad as hell.
Story so far year 2000 injure back playing rugby-prolapse disc L5/S1 and had operation to trimm disc.After 4 months went back to work in bank,sat down 9 hours a day.Since then back never really been same,hurts more in winter etc.
Well move onto 2003 when on Hols in Turkey was pushing car that had broke down and back just went when he engaged gears.Me on floor unable to move.Wanted to operate again after turkish MRI scan shows same L5/S1 buldge and in lots of pain in back and left leg. Me says no way want to go home to england for op,so air ambulance takes me to UK hospitol.
Consultant says will try rest first,so 6 months layed down doing nothing.Then when i go back to see him he says will try other things first,so over next 4 months try osteopath,chiropractor,physio,and 2 epidural spinal steroid injections,but back hardly improves so re do MRI scan in England and still buldging disc L5/S1,so operates july 2004 to trimm disc and remove any calcification from last op in 2000.
Result leg pain 50% better but not all gone and still got a weakness in left foot.backpain still there and really unhappy about it all.consultant is a renowned good one over here and says nothing else can be done .
On another forum,someone said i prob wont ever be right as laying down 6 months doing nowt made it worse and says probably had what we call "locked back of the facet joints" when my back went in Turkey on hols.
another says nerve root tethering a possibility,and consultant agreed but said nothing showing on MRI scan.
any advise would be appreciated
bonesey from england