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I'm not crazy!!! I have so much pain but the doctors say I'm fine. What should I do?
misskriss31 posted:
Four years ago I lost 50 pounds quite quickly. I think that is where my back pain began. The pain in my lower back started just above my pelvic and would come and go. but over the last four years it has spread out to my hips causing shooting pains and spasms down my legs and a burning ache in my knee's (resembles sacroiliac nerve). Some days are better than others but I always have pain. Some times the pain works its way up all of my back into my neck causing tight muscles and painful knots. I'm also very stiff in my joints and spine 99% of the time. Anti-inflam. don't seem to help. Norco takes the edge off but nothing gets rid of it. If I sleep on my back (without doing gymnastics to get comfortable and actually fall asleep) I wake up with less pain (just stiffness) but the pain comes right back after 15 minutes of being up. I have tried physical therapy, plain joining a gym working out, pain management, chiropractors, chiro massage, ice, heat, yoga, and gnawing my body in half. I just finished up seeing the orthopedic surgeon who did lots of x-rays, MRI, and a bone scan. All of which were normal. I'm 32 years old and my body feels like it's rejecting itself. What should I do? Any help, or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
davedsel responded:
Hello and welcome.

I am sorry you are having so much pain and fully understand.

Please read through the Tip at the top of this WebMD Back Pain Community that lists recommended steps for getting back pain diagnosed and treated. Within that Tip are also links to websites that have good information about spinal problems and solutions.

You have seen a lot of health care professionals, but have you seen a spinal neurosurgeon or a spinal orthopedic surgeon? Even if you have you might want to go to one or both of these specialists for another opinion. As far as a pain management specialist, a physiatrist seems to be the best for helping people manage pain using various treatments.

Sometimes it is a long journey before getting solutions when it comes to back pain. The spine is very complex and difficult to treat.

Please keep us updated. I pray you can get answers and relief soon.
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