I am posting on this board because I am hoping someone has had a similar situation.
I had a car accident 20 years ago and went through a few years of recuperation. Was great for almost 2 decades and then my injuries came back to haunt me. For the last 2 yrs I have had bouts of back/sciatica pain which I have managed at home. Last year's bout proved too much so I went to my doctor who I have had for 6 yrs. He ordered MRI which showed herniation. He sent me to NS and a nerve test that showed severe nerve impingement. He treated me for 2 months. Went to PT and the whole works and was able to put it in "remission" for the last 6 months. It came back last week after all this time and after days of pain I decided I needed my doctor. So I went and told him I tried everything I could to manage it at home and nothing was giving me relief. He said I probably reirritated it and he sent me home with Naproxen. I am very upset because after a half a day spent going to the doctor, the money I spent etc....he sent me home with something I could have easily bought over the counter. There are a billion medications out there that he could have given me to help me for a week or so to get over the worse part yet I am still sitting here for days in pain. The doctor knows me, he sees my chart...he knows I am not a person to run to the doctor unless I need him. If I was, I would have been there constantly considering I have a valid diagnosis. I went to him 2 times in one years time!!! I am sorry that I am venting. The pain just gets to you and everyday you just get a little more irritable. I don't know what to do now. I guess he doesn't think herniated disks are that painful. I don't know what to do. He is my primary doctor on the insurance. Has anyone ever been in this trap?