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Back Pain => Cries for Help => Topic started by: iamwhoiam on March 21, 2010, 03:00:32 PM

Title: Pain in my Lower Back
Post by: iamwhoiam 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.
Title: Re: Pain in my Lower Back
Post by: Steve Lockhart 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 (http://www.myotherapy.com.au/find) or take control and self treat (http://www.backpain.com.au/zen/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=12) the problem yourself, or both.



All the best
Steve
Title: Re: Pain in my Lower Back
Post by: iamwhoiam 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.