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Back Pain
KelsBels1234 posted:
I Have had Lower back pain around my Tail Bone Area for about 5 months now. It started after 6 months of intense weight lifting and 30 minute incline walking a day. The pain it around my tail bone, hips, buttocks and shoots down my legs. I also get saddle numbness, and in the past week both my legs have been going numb and its are to walk. I also have issues with my bladder leaking. All my MRI's have shown to be clear. I have had three epidurals and takin steroids but numbness and pain is getting worse.

Should I get another MRI done? Does it mean there is nothing wrong just because the MRI showed clear? I had one Doctor tell me it was Cauda Equine Syndrome and one Doctor tell me it was Sciatica! At this point I dont know what to do. But I am scared about the numbness!!!

How serious is this?
Adamski responded:
SSteroids can help you but long term use will have considerable side effects. An MRI could certainly help you as though it may be clear, it could help you eliminate certain possibilities. Till you can get this done, you need to adapt your lifestyle accordingly. Have your workplace invest in an orthopedic chair for you and maybe get a memory foam mattress topper for your bed so you can ensure you are getting the appropriate support wherever possible. By changing the infrastructure of your life, I daresay you will notice gradual improvements in your standard of living.

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