I am new here and you all seem to be so supportive and
knowledgeable, I feel like I have found the right place.
I am so frustrated with my doctors that I got online to see it I could find some help.
I have had chronic back pain since my last pregnancy 18 years ago, but it has gotten progressively worse, and I started seeking help 5 years ago. I have been through
countless physical therapy sessions, steroid shots etc
with limited relief.
I have back, sciatic, butt and hip pain and my doctors
tell me that I should not be hurting that much that my
MRI's only show 2 bulging disks and a synovial cyst.
My GP sent my to a Physiatrist who has been giving me
injections monthly since May wherever I seem to be having
pain at that time. My physical therapist and I think that
I need to find someone who will find out more what my problem is, not just jump at the steroid shots, so I wasted 3 hours at my GP office trying to get some advice on where else to go and his only suggestion was to send me to another physiatrist to get shots in another area. His words were there are only 2 kinds of back dr.s ones that give shots and those who want to cut.
I need some advice on where to turn now, my daily life is miserable, the pain affects every aspect of my life.
I am taking 4000 mg tylenol a day (my shot doctor does not
believe in narcotics so I save the 5/500 he gives my 25 of every 6 months) for my awful days just to take the edge off.
He has prescribed arthrotec and that wss an awful medication. I could not take it, I was running to the
bathroom every 15 miniutes at work.
I don't understand why my doctor won't refer me to a neurologit or pain management - I am sure they must have
some tests other than mri's and xrays to figure out what my pproblem is and other therapies other than shots - or am I
I would appreciate any advice on what my next step should
be, I am so depressed I don't know what to do.