As some of you know I'm 20, in college, and have severe back and leg pain I went to an ortho doctor for a few months and had many tests and treatments done (anti inflammatory pills, pain pills, xyrays, MRIs, CT scans, back braces, epidural spinal injections) until he said there was nothing he could see that he could fix and referred me to a neurologist. I had a bad experience there and the only thing he said to do was wear better shoes and not to sleep on my stomach. I demanded to have an EMG done but he said they wouldn't find anything. I had the test and he was right, they didn't find anything. I've also gone to the ER twice but all they did was drug me up and send me home.
I was out of hope until my mom decided to call my regular doctor and asked him to request and appoint for me at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN. That was September 10 and they said we would here back from them in 7-10 days. I was excited because I really thought I was headed in the right direction.
Well, after weeks of waiting I finally got a letter from them today (October 7) that said they could not accept me as a patient because they receive more requests than they can take.
Obviously I'm devastated. I missed class this morning because of my back but kept my head up because I knew I would be hearing from Mayo any day. Then I got that letter and now I feel like no one wants to see me and help me get better.
My mom is going to call a Neurosurgeon and get me an appointment because we don't really know what else to do.
I've heard that standing MRIs have helped some people to find things that weren't on the regular MRI. Can anyone tell me what facilities have a standing MRI because the hospital I go to doesn't have one.
Any advice would be so very appreciated. I need help, my pain is ruining my life and I'm sick of taking pain medicines.