You have no idea how happy I am to read your reply. Finally someone to talk to! You know, doctors are great mystery for me. What makes them so sure that young people can’t suffer as much as they describe. Can they show me professional, medical book where it is written? Come on! There’s something wrong about that. And I hate that! Getting back to your question- I didn’t have any serious accident except for a hard landing on my tail bone when I was younger. But I don’t think this may be the reason. I rather believe it’s about genes. My mother has been suffering from back pain since I remember. Also, other members of my family have this problem. Yes, I have terrible radiating pain. Down both legs, hips, knees etc.
I had two episodes when I had to use my mother’s walker. It lasted for a few days. Pain was so strong…Relafen and Flexeril helped me and they worked even for a few days. The bad thing about meds is that I’m very sensitive to them. Always suffer from side effects which I hate. At the moment I can only say that things have never been so bad. No matter what I do- sit, lie, stand, I have constant back spasms. I wonder what will happen in a year, two or ten. Should I prepare myself for worse? How to do both- keep deep hope for better days and think about what else could go wrong at the same time? I’m having mixed feelings now. The more I’m happy to talk to you. Thank you so much for your input.