Phoebe Burgess undergoes another round of injections for chronic back pain

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Phoebe Burgess has been open and honest about her battle with chronic back pain, that originated from a skiing accident in 2012 that ‘changed her spine forever’. 

On Sunday, the 31-year-old shared photos from her hospital bed to her Instagram Stories, detailing her most current round of injections.

Phoebe’s surgery involved lumbar epidural injections, Botox to ‘freeze the muscles’ surrounding her spinal injuries, and radiofrequency neurotomy to target the nerves. 

'Another week, another needle in my back': Phoebe Burgess (pictured), 31, revealed on her Instagram Stories on Sunday that she's undergone another round of injections for chronic back pain - after a skiing accident in 2012 'changed her spine forever'

‘Another week, another needle in my back’: Phoebe Burgess (pictured), 31, revealed on her Instagram Stories on Sunday that she’s undergone another round of injections for chronic back pain – after a skiing accident in 2012 ‘changed her spine forever’ 

The mother-of-two shared two photos of herself in a hospital gown, before and after treatment, and revealed she undergoes surgery every four to six months.  

‘Another week, another needle in my back,’ Phoebe captioned one photo. 

‘This round was epidural spinal blocks L4/5, neurotomies (slicing spasming muscles), Botox (not the good kind, the kind that freezes muscles surrounding my spinal injuries to help with the pain), and a couple of other injections into the nerve roots.’

Regular visits: Phoebe's surgery involved lumbar epidural injections, Botox to 'freeze the muscles' surrounding her spinal injuries, and radiofrequency neurotomy to target the nerves. The mother-of-two told her followers that she has surgery every four to six months

Regular visits: Phoebe’s surgery involved lumbar epidural injections, Botox to ‘freeze the muscles’ surrounding her spinal injuries, and radiofrequency neurotomy to target the nerves. The mother-of-two told her followers that she has surgery every four to six months 

Phoebe added that while the neurotomies leave ‘small dot-like scars’ across her lower back, it’s worth it for the pain relief.

In October last year, the lifestyle entrepreneur admitted in an Instagram post that it’s taken her ‘years’ to accept her diagnosis, and she felt a responsibility to offer advice to other women, after being inundated with messages on Instagram.      

‘I don’t know if it’s social responsibility, female responsibility. The responsibility of being [a] “mum”,’ she explained.  

Phoebe revealed that her first surgery was in 2012 after a skiing accident ‘that changed her spine forever’. 

Candid post: In October last year, the lifestyle entrepreneur admitted in an Instagram post (pictured) that it's taken her 'years' to accept her diagnosis

Candid post: In October last year, the lifestyle entrepreneur admitted in an Instagram post (pictured) that it’s taken her ‘years’ to accept her diagnosis

Honest and open: 'Two children and countless procedures, injections, scans and surgeries later, I live in chronic pain. It's taken me years to acknowledge and accept my diagnosis,' Phoebe admitted to her followers

Honest and open: ‘Two children and countless procedures, injections, scans and surgeries later, I live in chronic pain. It’s taken me years to acknowledge and accept my diagnosis,’ Phoebe admitted to her followers 

Post-surgery, she ‘didn’t listen’ to her body or follow doctors’ advice; instead continuing to play tennis, ski, and run ‘every morning on concrete’. 

Having been unable to accept her reality, Phoebe spent ‘weeks in hospital, unable to move’.

‘Two children and countless procedures, injections, scans and surgeries later, I live in chronic pain. It’s taken me years to acknowledge and accept my diagnosis,’ Phoebe admitted.  

Support: Phoebe went on to say that she has found the right support for her: a small team of professional helpers. 'The safety net away from my family who gather around me when a life problem requires more than just me to take it on,' she said

Support: Phoebe went on to say that she has found the right support for her: a small team of professional helpers. ‘The safety net away from my family who gather around me when a life problem requires more than just me to take it on,’ she said 

Ex-husband: Phoebe is the ex-wife of former NRL South Sydney Rabbitohs player Sam Burgess. The former couple finalised their divorce in April last year, and are pictured in February, 2016

Ex-husband: Phoebe is the ex-wife of former NRL South Sydney Rabbitohs player Sam Burgess. The former couple finalised their divorce in April last year, and are pictured in February, 2016 

She went on to say that she has found the right support for her: a small team of professional helpers.    

Phoebe is the ex-wife of former NRL South Sydney Rabbitohs star Sam Burgess, 32.

The former couple finalised their divorce in April last year. They share two children, daughter Poppy, four, and son Billy, two.  

Family: Sam, 32, and Phoebe share two children, daughter Poppy, four, and son Billy, two (both pictured)

Family: Sam, 32, and Phoebe share two children, daughter Poppy, four, and son Billy, two (both pictured) 



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