Morgoth..... I hear you and feel your pain..... They did that to me for 2 and 1/2 years before I lost it in the doctors office and they decided to give me an MRI and found I had a ruptured disc that if I moved wrong I'd be in a wheel chair... Nice right???? Tell them to stop trying to fix the depression and fix your back. Sorry to be so dang blunt but I think you need to. If I had not had my melt down I dont think they would have done anything for me until I was wheel chair bound. Tell them the depression is DUE to the BACK PAIN!!!!!!!! I'm a very very goofy person and cut up and carry on daily, and they put me on depression meds for a few months til I took myself off the ^#@&%$##^*!!! things. I dont need them I'm not depressed you sorry soo in sooo, I'm in PAIN!!!!!!!!! LOL....I really hope you get to feeling better and tell them to BITE you and fix you......
Hi Classic and welcome to Healing Well. What kind of tests and procedures have been done for your back problem? What are your drs proposing to do now?
I have CP from a back problem and facet joint problems. Surgery cannot always fix the problem as you have been told. It sounds like you have nerve involvement with the pain in your legs. I do know if you wait too long to have any surgery, most of the time the surgery will not get get rid of the leg pain. PaLady has terrible leg pain, but she waited three years to have surgery and thats way too long, so I am not surprised at all that she still has problems. A friend of mine did the same thing and she ended up with the same results and walks with a limp permanently.
It is true a person can become use to the pain. Alot of times people can get depressed because of chronic pain. Its a normal thing to happen if the pain has changed your work ability, which then puts stress on yor life that no one needs. Many factors to take into consideration.
You did not mention what kind of a dr you are seeing. he best thing to do is have a heart to heart with the dr and ask just what he/she intends on doing for you in the near future to help you. I hope you get some good answers. Susie