Nelly Mukami, now in her 30s, started having severe low back pain two years ago.
Before then, the discomfort was mild and she was able to alleviate the ache with pain killers.
But instead of the condition improving, it just got worse.
“My back was on fire. My legs were paining, so walking or standing for long was hard. Sitting was also a problem because my back was sensitive. And it was extremely painful to bend and pick up things.”
“Even sleeping and getting out of bed was really hard. I had to lie in a particular position and take time dragging myself out of bed strategically so as to minimise the pain.”