[QUOTE=Losy]To what extent does your back stop u from working, exercising etc. To me the words "cant get any worse" equates to bed ridden, high levels of pain relief medication such as oxycontin. Its all relative and you will find people on the boards whos life r adversely affected by their back probs and you struggle to get through each day
Yup!! You describe my condition exactly. Bed-ridden, high levels of pain etc etc In short, I'm unable to walk, sit or stand for more than a few minutes at a time (if I'm lucky!) so I'm in constant pain unless I am lying down with my knees raised on a pile of specially-placed cushions - a position which I had to discove for myself. I also have an array of many other symptoms too but I won't bore you with the details.
I've been left dazed and
confused by different Drs with diametrically opposed opinions and advice.
To say the least it's very frustrating!!!