For 1 year I have had severe lower back pain in the L4 area. It started for no reason. I had not been in a accident or did anything to cause a problem. I work at a desk and i have one of the best ergonomic chairs available. I have had a ergo evaluation on desk and chair . Sitting down is what hurts the most. I have pain on both sides of the spine and also have pain that i feel is in the bone right at the L4. I have had a MRI 1 year ago which revealed nothing.
I started taking Hydrocodone for 2 months and then took oxycodone 3/325 until beginning of this year. They moved the dosage to 5/325. They tried oxycontin and it made me sick. I am now taking ms-contin (Morphine) and 3 oxycodone a day plus aleve and it is not taking away the pain to where it is barable. I have had a Rhizotomy on the left side of L4 and I have had 5 epiderals to the L4 and 6 branch blocks, a tens unit and physical therapy and a chiropractor. I have taken Alyrica and that has no effect.
I am at a loss of why I am not able to find a doctor to find out why I am in pain. I seen a surgeon who would not do exploratory surgery as I have read some doctors have found bone spurs that have not shown up on the MRI. It is worse when i wake up in the morning and sitting at work .