Lower back pain and thoracic pain becoming more noticeable once again. Starts off as achy, then will eventually start throbbing, shooting, and have sharp pains when moving a certain way. The pain likes to ball up into my pelvic area at the lower back, and shoot down the back/side of my leg nearly to my ankle, sometimes stopping at the knee. Causes very painful and uncomfortable moments.
Missed nearly a week of work in August due to this lower back pain and leg shooting, actually considered going to ER, because I could barely walk from the pain, and I could not sit, stand, lay down, or anything. I would just lay and cry in pain and then it just went away over night one night. No medications were able to be taken for the pain because Neurosurgeon took me off of them. I have been without pain meds for nearly 6-8 months. It has been difficult.
Current Medications:: Lexipro and Xanax for General Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks.
September 2009: MRI of lumbar with new Orthopedic Surgeon.
Awaiting Result of MRI October 14th, 2009.
Does this sound familiar?