Hi, My name is Roxie, Im 26 and have been in pain since 2006.
I went to the Dr in Mid 2006 with a sever burning pain in my lower back hoping it was just a pulled muscle. Around Sept of 2006 I could barely walk. I thought it was just a pinched nerve so I held off on going back to the Dr for about a year. When it didn't get better & I could hardly walk I broke down & went to the Dr which was actually a PA. He didn't do any testing or x-rays, just asked me questions and came to the conclusion I have sciatica and told me there was nothing that could be done. I would have to live with it and there would be good days & bad days and the bad days would lead to bad weeks. So about 6 mos later I saw another Dr aka Nurse Practitioner she was just as un-helpful as the 1st. (My dr office is at a naval hospital so we see a different dr everytime we go) This 2nd Dr sent me to therapy (not physical, head therapy) for my "sciatica". I went back about 6 mos ago around THanksgiving and got finally got a NP that did a few excercises to see where & how bad the paid was but by this time it was my left leg my back and a few days prior to the visit my neck. So as with the second NP she also did a blood testing for Arthritis. Nothing. So the last person I saw was NP & she gave me my test results and told me I didn't have arthritis based soley on my blood test results.
So now it has been almost 3 years of pain and I have never had more than blood drawn to find out what is causing me all this pain. THe "Drs" seem to not really care considering I have seen 4 of them and now I can barely move when I wake up in the morning. I really need some advice on how to get at least one Dr to help me.