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Juturna posted:
Okay so my mother has had a plethora of health issues and now we are here. She has been having extreme pain in what she describes in her middle left back but more towards the side, if that makes sense. Doctors did CT scans and recently an MRI, they have found nothing in the kidneys and thought maybe there was a tear in her muscle but saw nothing there, now it's to the point where she can't even stand up straight. They gave her pain meds but they do not help, they just turn her into a zombie. I'm at my wits end with this because she is constantly uncomfortable and they are sending her to a neurologist in a couple of weeks. I just need some advice, maybe some homeopathic remedies or even ideas of what it might be.

As for her health history, she had a mesh "hammock" placed in about a couple of years ago for her bladder, had a stint placed in one of her arteries in her neck and has had constant back issues, it's obvious that her back issues are from 30 plus years of factory work, and doctors keep sending her back to work but she always ends up getting sent home because she cannot lift anything. Recently they diagnosed her with Pleurisy and so far that seems to be gone but a lot of the pain that came with it is still there. So it's hard to find out where the source is coming from. The doctors thought that her issues were not severe enough to operate though we know they are. She has had blood in her urine as well. She's to the point of giving up, but I can't stand to see her in constant pain, any insight would be helpful!
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