I am currently under treatment for lower back pain with an Orthopedic Dr. It started 2 years ago when the pain started to interfere with my daily activities. I went to see my orthopedic Dr. He put me on some pain meds which seemed to do the trick up until now. I am not sure why but nothing relieves my pain now. The best that I can describe the pain is like having back labor, but constant. I have had Xray's which they thought I had a compression fracture, so they ordered a MRI which stated there wasn't one and the Dr. nevr really said what he thought it was, except maybe some dmaged tissue in that area. He gave me a cortisone shot I the spot that hurt, which I thought may have worked until the numbing medicine wore off. Nothing helps it all. My legs will throb at times as well. I am at my wits end. I feel as if the Dr. the Dr. thinks I am after more pain meds, but I am not. I just want to not hurt. Please help, I feel like I m going crazy. Any suggestions would be great. I have 4 children and a husband that rely on me...
Definitely time to see another doctor. Spinal Neurologists or Spinal Orthopedic Specialists are the best doctors to see for back pain diagnosis and treatment. You may also need/want to see a pain management specialist that is a physiatrist. These doctors offer a wide variety of treatments.
I pray you can find relief soon.
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