A few months ago, I had some pain when I need to bend down to do something for a period of time, like fixing things around the house in an awwark position. The pain usually went away in a day or two.
I went and see a pain management doctor. He ordered an MRI and told me that I had a herniated disc. So he recommended nucleplasty. I was naive to belive that since it is a minimally invasive procedure, I had nothing to lose by trying.
Three months later, I still have loer back pain when I sit more than 30'. I did not have this pain before. Before it was an inconvenience I could live with. Now it is pain that limit my sitting down and do work.
The dr told me today that the procedure has healed by now so I may have to live with this pain. I am depressed. I brought this to myself. I am hoping that this pain will go away with time. Does anyone have the similar experience?
The pain is not that bad but it is unticeable that I have to get up, stand or lay down.
Boy I made a mistake. I should have gone fopr a 2nd opinion and should not have touched the back.
I second their seconds or should I just say I agree that a second opinion is in order. Chronic pain is something that is not pleasent to live with. I have had chronic pain for a year that has really limited my activities and taxed my whole life.
Keep seeking answers until you find someone that will help you.