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Since then I've seen 4 different physios and 2 pain management consulatants. I've had 3 seperate round of injections into the back and tried various angles on the physio/strengthening route. Nothing has worked to date.
Nearly 3 years since the original spasms and I'm getting no where. My back aches, throbs, and produces sharp pain on a daily basis, my left leg regularly throbs and feels weak. Any activity tends to flair it up and bring on pain as well as sensations of fuzziness and wetness (have to take my trousers of to be sure I haven't sat in something wet sometimes.)
Bacially I'm at a point now where I just don't know what to do anymore. Pain isn't subsiding and if anything gets worse(It's very up and down, can go from no pain to pain and back to none in the space of 20 mins). I'm unable to play the sports I've loved and played my entire life.
Depression is certainly a big part of it, I have no doubt I am pretty depressed with not being able to do the things I want to do and living in pain all the time.
I'm a 33 year old male, 6 foot tall and about 10.5/11 stone. I'm not overweight and eat realtively well.
Basically I'm just looking for some advice on what to do next. Everyone I've seen up to now have been polite and helpful, but nothing has helped me and I feel I'm going round and round in circles. I'm just at a complete loss at the moment as to what the answer is. I've thrown about £2k into physio and other treatments and really need some kind of light to appear at the end of the tunnel.
Just feel like putting my fist through a window and bursting into tears on a daily basis. Came very close to punching a stranger yesterday out of pure frustration. I'm not an angry or violent person and I hate that this is bringing that side out in me
Does anyone out there have any experience of this issue and know any specialists/consultants in or around the London area that can put me on the right track? I'm at the point now where if surgey is the answer I'll do it. I just need to feel some progression of any kind.
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