My condition that I have is called facet joint syndrome. Also ive been told by my physio that I have is scoliosis and chronic muscle pain (muscle spasms/ muscle knots).
Ive had this condition since I was 12 years old... I was the only person (that I believe) growing up at school to have this condition.
I used to play tennis and soccer when I was younger (tennis mostly). I was really competitive when I was younger but from the age of 12 I didnt know at the time that I had this but I started having back pain.
I didnt know if I should put this on here because atm my back/neck/hips/shoulders/arms and leg/s have been affected by this..
I was assaulted a few times which made my back get worse by a football academy kid in my last high school, playing sports my whole childhood might have affected it but I just donno what to do now that ill be 23 this year, no job, no money and basicly not much of a social life...
This will be my 11th year with this injury and for me being a job hunter in my 3rd year now, its very difficult to find a job these days...
I just needed to talk to someone about whats going through my mind because none of my handful of friends dont have a medical problem like I do...
My past relationships with guys dont last long because even know they know about my back injury, they just cheat on me anyway and dump me after only about 2 ish months...
I had a xray done nearly 2 years ago showing me whats wrong with my back and so for nearly a year now ive been going to rehab sessions with a personal trainer but I know that its just not workong out for me because ive still got the bad pain and yet I can only just afford the rehab session and only a handful of physio sessions (theyre pretty expensive for them both)...
I just donno anyone in melbourne thats going through what im going through atm or near what im going through to give me a bit of advice?
Ive also got depression and anxiety because of my back injury, bullying and being assaulted by several ppl..
Welcome to the forum. You have certainly been through a lot for one so young. I can only suggest that you put your name down at a multidisciplinary pain clinic. That way your pain will be treated from all angles and you will be shown how to manage it more successfully. Unfortunately it is not curable but it can be managed.
If you have been seeing a personal trainer and it is not working for you, then there doesn't seem to be a reason to continue with it. When you have chronic pain, you have an over sensitised nervous system and sometimes vigorous exercise or physio can make you feel a whole lot worse. You need to see health professionals such as physiotherapists who are familiar with chronic pain. They can give you a very small, gentle amount of exercise that will keep you mobile without stirring everything up. It's no use paying for something that isn't working.
If you talk to your GP, you can get 5 sessions with a physiotherapist that are totally covered by Medicare. However, make sure that you see one who is familiar with chronic pain. You can also get some visits under Medicare with a psychologist who will help you to manage your pain. There again, make sure it is someone who treats chronic pain. These plans are called EPC (Enhanced Patient Care). They may have changed the name by now but they are still around.
We don't have a lot of people yet in this under 25s section, so feel free to post in the general area if you want to.
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Hey just thought I'd let you'd know so people canned what the specialist who I am seeing in June wrote it's all about chronic pain etc which I found was good google dr Terrence lim pain management and comes up as a PDF
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My names Virgil and im a month short of 24. I've been dealing with chronic low back pain for nearly 4 years. Seen too many doctors and they don't seem to help in the cause at all. Would love to be able to enjoy life again but unless I can find a dr nearby it doesn't look likely for quite done time. Still able to work normally but at times even this can be difficult. Hopefully will be able to get to know a few of you in the future.