hi i been having back pain for about 3 months now. and i'm 18 yrs old. well i went with a back pain specialist and he said that based on what i told him my lower back disc had fallen out, but i never had and MRI or anything to prove it. Anyways he went ahead and crack my back to fix it and well my back did get better within a week, so i thought i was good. But the pain began again, not as bad as it was, but now all of a sudden my hips feel tingly and it goes all the way to my thighs. I don't know whats wrong. I cant take an MRI because i cant afford one, but if you know what it could be based on how i feel please tell me. Thank you.
Was the specialist a chiropractor? If so then he is not a medical doctor and you should stay far away until you find out what's wrong with your back. A real specialist would not use the term "your disc has fallen out". Discs don't fall out. A chiropractor will tell you to go back again and again to get your back cracked. Your money is better spent seeing an orthopedic doctor that specializes in backs, or a neurosurgeon. At the very least, see your family doctor so s/he can order an MRI and x-ray.
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