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i'm far too young..

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  • Posted By: Jaydee
  • July 25, 2011
  • 05:29 AM

:(i just need someone to talk to about all this!! so PLEASE read my story and HELP!
i'm jade, 17 years old. i developed one herniated disc when i was 15. it wasnt so bad at first, i could still walk (not for very long though) and the pain was managable with some tylenol. but now, two years later i feel like i can't even live life anymore. now my back is MUCH much worse. i found out from my back specialists that i have TWO herniated discs, sciatica, an extremely straight spine, and no tailbone! of course since i'm under age the doctors are very iffy about surgery. and i am terrified. these discs developed out of the blue, the doctors think it's hereditary. so, i will forever have back problems, but i still want this pain to go away. atleast so i can enjoy my last year of high school! i've already gotten the strongest pills out there (don't work for me), Physical therapy (didn't work) and injections (worked for a week). i need advice. i also need sympathy. my parents don't understand at all. they don't take me anymore because they think i'm being dramatic. i feel like i'm going crazy from all of this. i don't sleep, i don't talk to my friends any more, i don't go out, i don't do anything. please, please help me. i'm trying to be a strong person, i've been strong for two years, but this is too much pain!! :(

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  • :(i just need someone to talk to about all this!! so PLEASE read my story and HELP!i'm jade, 17 years old. i developed one herniated disc when i was 15. it wasnt so bad at first, i could still walk (not for very long though) and the pain was managable with some tylenol. but now, two years later i feel like i can't even live life anymore. now my back is MUCH much worse. i found out from my back specialists that i have TWO herniated discs, sciatica, an extremely straight spine, and no tailbone! of course since i'm under age the doctors are very iffy about surgery. and i am terrified. these discs developed out of the blue, the doctors think it's hereditary. so, i will forever have back problems, but i still want this pain to go away. atleast so i can enjoy my last year of high school! i've already gotten the strongest pills out there (don't work for me), Physical therapy (didn't work) and injections (worked for a week). i need advice. i also need sympathy. my parents don't understand at all. they don't take me anymore because they think i'm being dramatic. i feel like i'm going crazy from all of this. i don't sleep, i don't talk to my friends any more, i don't go out, i don't do anything. please, please help me. i'm trying to be a strong person, i've been strong for two years, but this is too much pain!! :(Hi JadePoor poor girl... I'm really sorry to hear about your problem.Believe me, the disc herniation is not so big problem, usually it can be cured without any surgery. As you know, surgery is not a solution. There are many complications after surgeries and the probability that herniation will return is very high. Especially, taking into account your age. Anyway, it can be cured without surgery & drugs, but the treatment requires the time and the patience. I successfully treated many patients with such diagnosis, most of them don't have any back problem now.By the way, I had herniated disc & multiple disc protrusions too, but I treated myself and now my MRI is clear and my back is good. I know what do you feel exactly.If you want, you can talk to me about your problem. I think I could help you."so, i will forever have back problems" = this is wrong statement. In most cases the disc problems and sciatica can be cured easily. It is very possible that it's your case."i still want this pain to go away" = it's much simpler to gain pain relief than to be cured completely."my parents don't understand at all." = sorry... I always have been thinking that it's main "professional" duty for parents to understand their children. Try to tell tem that you need their love and understanding... I hope you'll find a way to make your contact with parents rasing more warmth and love."i'm trying to be a strong person" = it's hard to be strong for little girl. You need help and support anyway.Wish you good health and good luck!
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