Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:35 AM
i ve posted about back pain a few times. i hope i m not repeating myself. like i ve said on previous posts i have had low back pain for 10 years. actually i have pain all over, with the lower back being the worst. it started when i was working in a nursing home, then i quit work to go to school and became inactive... did more sitting then i am use to. i also remember helping my dad lift up a picnic table and felt something snap in my lower back, not sure what that was but couldnt walk without pain for about a week or two after that had happened. well, i have been to physical therapy and chiropractors... they help some, but does not take away the pain. well, the pain was so bad in dec. i went to the ER, he gave me percocet 5/325, flexeril and a toradol injection, and that didnt even touch the pain. the x ray revealed a little arthritis. i went to my family dr. and asked if she could do an mri, she said it wouldnt show anything, that if i had a herniated disc i would have pain going down my leg. she said to keep exercising. i do. but it makes the pain worse. now i am back to not being able to walk again. i borrowed my moms crutches, and its even painful to use them. it takes me a while just to get to the bathroom. then i can't even reach my butt. so i go see my rheumatologist, he can't figure out why my dr. never ordered an mri, and we wrote me out an order for one. right now i am just waiting for the prior auth. i also went and had gottten another injection. i told them that toradol didnt work the last time, so i can't figure out why they would give me the same thing again. do they not have other injections that work for pain? and is there something else beside percocet 5/325 and flexeril that works for pain. even if it doesnt take away the pain completely, but something that takes the edge off. i can't sleep at night cause i hurt so bad. i think i have to have a herniated disc. what else can happen to your back that can cause that great amount a pain that would not require surgery. atleast i am hoping to god whatever is wrong does not require surgery as i am scared to death to be put to sleep.