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Severe back Pain
PainAdvice posted:

I am suffering with middle back pain from more than 1year.The pain stands for all the time and if I done Kitchen work for more time then I likely to get severe pain.The main reason why I am getting pain was I fell down in the bacthroom and got hit my back with potty nearly a more than year ago.I have consulted several doctors and had X-ray and tried Physiotherapy and finally had the MRI Scan but everthing turns up normal.The pain is unbearable and not able to sleep properly.
please Could any one suggest how to get out from this severe pain?
indytechguy responded:
Sorry to hear about your symptoms, if you're anything like me, dealing with constant pain and sinking money into Doctors and tests with no results can be depressing. If you haven't done so already, read the TIP "Steps For Getting Back Pain Diagnosed And Treated ". Though you may have done most of this in all your visits with doctors, you may find some of the tips and comments useful. That may be a good place to start. You may need to work on your posture and try different sleeping positions (if you haven't already tried all this). Good luck in finding relief.
It is not length of life, but depth of life. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
bj1208 responded:
Hi PainAdvice - welcome to the support group -

first - what type of doctors have you seen?

reason I ask this is a spine specialist is really the only ones that can read film results (MRI/CT Scan) of the spine - they will examine and read the results and give the best treatment plan for the type of back problems you are having.

A spine specialist includes Orthopedic Spine Specialist and Neurosurgeon Spine Specialist. they are different than a Ortho or Neuro Surgeon so you must be sure to see a spine specialist.

Please let us know a little more about yourself - what type of pain? where is it located? does it radiate down the leg(s) or arm(s)? Do you have any numbness in leg(s) or arm(s)? the more we know the more we can assist you.
Take care~~

~~ Joy ~~
PainAdvice replied to bj1208's response:
Thank you so much for the reply.The doctor I consulted was orthopeditian.He refered me for the MRI and as usual no problem at all everything is normal.Finally he gave injection to my back where I am getting severe pain.After that for some days the pain seems faded away but once I started with my daily routine work then the pain started coming again.This pain is not effecting me anyother areas like legs and arms.I am a working women and have to sit in front of the computer for 8hrs.The area where I am getting pain is exactly the middle and left side of my spine.
indytechguy replied to PainAdvice's response:
That is frustrating to have an expensive test done that shows no clue to what may be going on, but on the same hand it is good to know there is nothing structurally wrong with your spine. I've been reading a lot where people are "desk jockeys" for their day job, have back pain from prolonged sitting. What I've been doing is trying to sit with better posture and frequent breaks to take walks, stretch, etc. Like you, the pain is in my mid back mostly!

Good Luck!

It is not length of life, but depth of life. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
trs1960 replied to indytechguy's response:
Being in ill health and in pain can be phsycologically trying if not depressing.
Waiting for medical tests and results that are often inconclusive only ups the anxiety.

Remember, when they invented the MRI and started imaging backs they were surprised to note that about 50% of people showing positivie results for disc problems had no associated pain. While on the other hand about 50% of the people reporting pain had no results confirmed with such testing.

Back pain is frustrating, debilitating and all consuming. Try to keep your chin up and be strong.

bj1208 replied to PainAdvice's response:
Hi PainAdvice -

What gets me is why did they give you a steroid injection if nothing showed up on the MRI?? there must have been something there~~

Do you have a written report of the MRI?? If not I would suggest that you option that and the actual film report (may be on CD) and start keeping a log of all your tests and visits. this is really important!! You should see my files~~ LOL - I have a folder that is at least 4 inches thick, if not more, and I have a stack of X-rays, MRI's, CT Scans, Myelograms and Discograms.

So please get this and let us know what the report shows.

And yes, sometimes when the steroid injections are done the first couple of days you could experience more pains and then the medication should start working and/or another treatment needs to be done, but we are all different and outcomes will be different too.

please let us know~~
Take care~~

~~ Joy ~~

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