I have a couple of questions, that I would like to ask. I am fairly new to this site, but have used it a few times and I was so happy with all of the opinions/suggestions that I got form the other users, so I thought that I would try using the site again.
I started having back pain in 2006. I had my son in July 2006, and during my delivery I had two spinal blocks which they both failed to work so I ended up being put to sleep to have by son via c-section. A few weeks after he was born I had severe pain in my back and then it started to bother my right leg. I fell down because my leg had given out. I went to the ER and I was told that I had a problem with my Sciatic nerve issue. I went on with the pain until 2007 until I physically could not do it anymore. The pain is awful in my back and my right leg just gives out on me. I have tingling and numbness in my legs and then at times it feels weak. The pain in my back feels like pins and needles and at times it feels like someone is stabbing me. I went through PT, but was in awful pain everytime I left PT. My Dr. then decided that I should have an MRI, this was in 2008. The MRI stated that I had Mild Broad-Based annulus bulge mildly effaces the ventral sac, at T11-T12. I also had Minimal annulus bulges at L1-2 through L5-S1. I was put on pain meds, but they eventually started to not work. About 6 months ago, the pain had gotten worse. I could not urinate at times, My leg is numb more often then not and the pain in my lower back is horrible! I have fallen 4-5 times in the last month directly on my lower back. I had an MRI again and now I am being told that I have a bone collapse by my tailbone, Mild disc bulging at L4 through S1, fluid in my back and narrowing of the spine.
The Dr. that I have been seeing for the past 2 years and it just seems that he does not want to help me. He has told me that the MRI's do not support the pain that I am in. I don't understand what to do. I am in pain, I am not making this up. I guess I am just looking for opinions. My Dr. has made me feel like this is all in my head, which I know it's not, but I get tired of hearing how my pain should not be that bad. I just do not know what I am supposed to do. in your your opinion do my MRI's support the amount of pain that I am feeling. Sorry this is so long, I appreciate all of you taking the time to read my post!