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Lower back problem with pics
samwalsh01 posted:
So for about 2 years my girlfriend has had back problems.

She is constantly in pain because of it, she describes it as "something feels out of place, as if something needs to be cracked and it will go back into place"

We think it started to develop back around 2 years back when she slept on her floor with a duvet for a while, but this could be totally unrelated as she has since tried about 4 different beds and matterasses and its still the same.

We have been to the doctor who ordered xrays and they came back without any damage or nothing wrong apparently.

BUT I get the feeling her doctor didn't care, she didn't offer any exercises to do or any advice at all, just kinda got rid of her as quick as possible.

It is obvious there is something there as can be seen on the photos, it cant be felt, its sort of lumpy, she is in pain and I would love some idea on what is causing it.

Geradine4733 responded:
XRays are fine for knees or hips but you need an MRI for the back. Primary Care Doctors are not specialists. This doctor sounds like he is out of his leaque for a lot of things.

Most Health Care Insurance has a Primary Doctor who refers the patient to a specialist like an Orthopedic Surgeon or a Neuro Surgeon. Some Primary Care Doctors will even order an MRI, and then they will recommend the specialist.

She needs to get an MRI. I doubt the bed had anything to do with her problem. It might have irritated it but unless there was some kind of accident with the bed, I doubt the it caused it. Being that she has had this so long, it sounds like a pinched nerve or nerves but the above picture appears to indicate that it could be something else - only the MRI or or other tests can tell.

She is fortunate to have an advocate like you in her life. Good for you that you care enough to gather information. Please continue to help her get the medical attention she needs. Good luck.
Adamski responded:
Hmm you need to go see a professional about this. Lying on the floor can help sometimes relieve certain pains but a cheap duvet just wont provide sufficient support for your back. Seek a doctors advice without hesitation
davedsel57 replied to Adamski's response:
Hello, Adamski.

Thank you for your input. Just an FYI - it would be a good idea for you to pay attention to the date that is listed in the upper right corner of the screen on each post. This post was 3 years ago, as was the one reply. There has not been another post from samwalsh01 since. You can check a member's posting history and profile by clicking on their user name or avatar picture.
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