My name is Lisa and I'm in Michigan. I have had chronic back pain for over 10 years. I am currently seeing my second back specialist at the Michigan Pain Clinic in Grand Rapids. I have had several x-rays, bone scans, MRI's, CAT scans in the past 4 years. I have had several injections, have tried a TENS unit, and currently take several meds for pain relief: Vicodin, Ultram, Relefan, Celexa for depression, Ambien for sleep. I have never gotten much out of my doctor as far as what is causing my pain, he seems stumped. At my last visit I had my husband come along and I got more information in that one appointment than I had in years! He told me that according to my last flexion x-ray, my upper back bends when my body does, but my lower only bends 10% and he doesn't know why. He is sending me to his partner Monday to see if he may have answers. Has anyone hear ever heard of this?
I am desperate for answers. I am in my 30's and am so nervous about what my future holds. My doc says the next step will be to send me to the University for help. Thank God I've got a supportive, loving husband b/c there are days that I can't do much.
I'm excited to meet people on this board!!