I have been suffering from chronic back pain since May 2009 now. I have shooting pains that start from the middle of my lower back, through my buttocks on the back side, through the side of my thighs, into my knees, then down the sides of my legs and shins, into the sides of my ankles, then finally into my feet. I've seen numerous doctors and surgeons, but they all say my herniated discs aren't bad enough to require surgery, and all have said that I am way too young for any surgery.
I have had to basically quit my job because I cannot stand/walk for extended periods of time. I am in my bed most of the time due to the fact that I can hardly walk (unless I have my cane) when the shooting pains are present.
I am starting to lose all hope. I am turning 20 in less than a month and I feel that I can't even enjoy doing anything any more. If this persists much longer I am literally going to go insane.
I am asking for any help, advice, guidance, ANYTHING that might benefit me.
I HAVE BEEN SUFFERING FROM CHRONIC LOWER BACK PAIN SINCE MAY 2009. I'VE SEEN LITERALLY A DOZEN DOCTORS (ORTHOPEDICS, NEUROLOGISTS, SPINAL SPECIALISTS, NEUROSURGEONS) AND THEY BASICALLY HAVE TOLD ME THAT NOT MANY PEOPLE MY AGE (19 ALMOST 20) HAVE HERN
Diagnosed Illness(es)Edit Value
MILD HERNIATED DISC L4-L5
MODERATED HERNIATED DISC L5-S1
Medications & DosagesEdit Value
GABAPENTIN 300MG- 3, 2X'S/DAY
OXYCODONE 15MG- 1, 3X'S/DAY