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Hey Iam claire, Very confused about my chronic pain.

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edited 06/11/2012 - 8:25 AM in Chronic Pain
Hello i am new, nice to meet you all. I have suffered from chronic pain back for 3 years now. and shoulder, neck and leg pain. I have had an mri on my lower back and i have been told i have scars on my spinal cord maybe due to heavy lifting, by being a carer. The doctor would not give me the time of day to explain what that is? or how i can help myself? how to help my pain? I am 19 years old and i am not sure if i am going to have this for the rest of my life, it has really stopped my life in alot of ways.

Thank you very much for your time, i would love to hear from you

from claire xx
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  • I'm sorry your Dr. just kind of dismisses you just because you're young. Did you go to a Specialist? If not I would find another Doctor. Keep us posted on your progress. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. perhaps it is time to see another doctor. make sure you have your MRI with you. you should not give up till you feel satisfied with your diagnosis and pain treatment plan. you might check the top of the forum under " conditions" and see if any of that pertains to you. also look at the "Chronic Pain" forum. of course a doctor is the best person to provide that information. are you on any medications for pain? what are you doing for treatment? good luck as you look for answers. i hope to see you around the forum! Jenny :)
  • Take it easy on yourself and rest up,then use your rights as a dignified person and find a caring doctor to attend to your worrys,make them explain to you whats going on K?
    luck to ya!
  • get a second and even third opinion if needed. I am so sorry that you are experiencing this at such a young age. Please keep us posted.
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