Let begin telling you about myself then my problem.
I'm 29 yrs old and have been going to a chiropractor weekly since 1997. I played football for 5yrs, I got jumped by a gang in broad daylight at the mall in 1997 and that is why I started going to a chiro Dr. I was kicked many times in the mid-spine, as well as cracked ribs, broken nose and cracked cheekbone.
I then got rear ended in 1999. I was in a 1967 Chevelle and it had bench seats. The back of the seat comes up to about mid-back. The person that hit me was estimated at 45-50mph. It through me in the back seat and pushed their motor to their knees.
I have had many back, hip and leg pains since then. The chiropractor has helped me so much, but I still have mid-back pain and it has been labeled a Chronic condition.
I only started taking pain medications about 2yrs ago. I have a large box full of meds that don't work, the pain meds really do help me throgh the day. I don't like muscle relaxers and they don't work and make me fell sluggish. The family doctor I've been seeing told me to go to a pain specialist. I did so about three months ago. The first visit he was super nice and understanding. The second visit he was acting like I didn't have a problem and I was lying to get pain meds.
This is my problem, I will have severe pain for days and go a few days with light/little pain,, then have pain for days again. It has been like this for years. I only have leg pain every 4-5 months or so.
You have to make an appointment a month ahead of time, So the two times I went to the pain Dr I had no pain that day. I'm not going to tell him I have pain when I don't. I told him I don't have pain today and he looks at me and says,, "Why are you here". I got an MRI yesterday and I'm curious to know what it shows.
Does an MRI show everything?
I do alot activities at home and work. I work in a transformer plant and mechanic on the side.
My back pain get worst as the day goes on. Sometimes from the time I get out of bed. It will start tingling/numbness, then feel tight like I have a ball in my back. It feels like an ice pick in there time to time during the day. It will make my low back start hurting after a few hours. It hurts to breath in deep.
I can lay on something during my break and ease the pain. When I get up to go back, the pain come back. Laying down makes it worst sometimes too. It has just started hurting just know writing this post.
What is the deal? Will the MRI show my problem? I hope so, I will be embarrassed if it doesn't.
Thanks for the great site friends, Joey