Thanks for writing in.
The spine is made up of an alignment of small bones. These bones have sponge like discs between them and the spinal cord
passes along the back of these bones through the spinal canal
. Between the bones we also have nerve roots originating in the spinal cord and passing through foramen between bones.
You seem to be having discs at a particular level that is protruding between the bones and this protrusion is backwards and causing symptoms. There is also extra bone growth at that level leading to additional pressure on the nerve roots. It might also cause obliteration of lateral recess and neural foraminal compromise. This is leading to pinching of nerves causing severe pain
There are patients who get relief by doing physiotherapy
and taking neurogenic pain relievers for up to a year. Injections are also given for relief. However this might not always happen. Lorazepam
is a potent medication to help reduce your anxiety
. If your pain is severe and not responding to medical treatment then the disc protrusion
needs to be removed by doing a small surgery at the lower back region by a neurosurgeon. Presently, laser assisted surgical techniques and radio frequency ablation is also available.
You can try to feel more comfortable at work by taking small breaks every 30 minutes and not straining your spine especially the painful areas. Please do not worry.