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iamwhoiam

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Pain in my Lower Back
« on: March 21, 2010, 03:00:32 PM »
I have this insane pain in my lower back it hurts the most when I am sitting and shifting or going to stand up but it constantly hurts at times it bearable and other I want to cry and curl up and die.  I went to see the doctor and ended up having to see the PA.  She made me do a whole bunch off things and felt my back she then states that she doesn't think its a herniated disc but says it could be a bulged disc, she then prescribes me flexeril which makes me do nothing but sleep and I can't up in the morning mind you I have two children and I told her this so I am to take this at night.  She also told me to take ibuprofen okay I told her I donated a kidney and the surgeon said under no circumstance am I to take ibuprofen she said "I donít think it will hurt you to take it for the next week".... WHAT? So all weekend I have donít what she said I have a PT appt tomorrow but I don't know how I am going to get through it I am already in pain as is I am using heat, ice, ibuprofen, Tylenol, flexeril I am lost and in pain.  I am also not sure why she wouldn't send me to at least get a image of my back ????  I feel so alone.

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Re: Pain in my Lower Back
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2010, 12:23:25 AM »
Hi, any doctor that has nothing to offer but drugs and doesn't send you for a scan to at least find out what is wrong should be avoided. Get a new doctor as she obviously doesn't have your best interests at heart. The fact she wants you taking a drug another doctor has said don't take is a concern also.

Lower back pain is quite treatable but depending on where you feel the pain is where you focus. I hope you have read my information on the www.backpain.com.au site especially the page on LBP and the Bad Back Book.

Try and see an SLM therapist or take control and self treat the problem yourself, or both.



All the best
Steve
« Last Edit: March 22, 2010, 12:28:14 AM by Steve Lockhart »

iamwhoiam

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Re: Pain in my Lower Back
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2010, 08:03:41 AM »
You are completely right! I have read a little of the book as I read it on my computer and with two children reading becomes a bit hard  I did get in to see my regular doctor today for an acute visit I am not sure what that means but I am hoping she will override her co-worker and request at least some sort of imaging so I can ease my mind that its nothing to be worried about and she can then tell me its all in my head although I was told by my physical therapist yesterday that over 70% of out population actually suffer from lower back pain.  I was reading about the SLM Therapist and am trying to locate one in my area now it sounds promising and I thank you for the advice. 

 

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