First time posting so please let em know what I missed if anything to help out.
In November of 2009 I stressed my back while doing some simple work around the house. I was stretching my arm and leaning to the side to reach a high spot on the wall to finish a painting job as part of my honey do list. I felt a pinch then all of a sudden a pain that simply dropped me to my knees. For about a week I was almost immobile and went to see my doctor. He put me on Pain medications and told me to heat and ice 3 times a day.
Two weeks went by and my back started to feel a little better. Then I went to open my front door and it was locked. The jolt of the door not opening as I pulled again dropped me to my knees. I went through the whole pain meds and ICE and heat again. This again happened about 3 weeks later.
I went to Physical therapy for 4 sessions and then had an MRI done.
I have 4.5mm Bulge indents theval sac on L4 and L5
L5/S1 3.4 Diffuse disc bulge
I am now seeing pain management and they note that the MRI doesn't show anything why I am having the pain I am.
When I lift anything over 10 lbs. I feel a strain and become sore.
Sitting for periods of longer the 30 mins I feel pain from my lower hip area to my shoulder blades.
Pain: The pain comes in a couple forms. Most of the time it is a Strong pain that cover a large are from my lower back to my lower shoulder blade.
Other form is when I lift or rotate my body I get this sharp pain in my mid back that then radiates out over my back.
Ice and heat seem to help
I wake up after 5.5 hours sleep do to the pain of sleeping wakes me up.
I have tried 2 cortisone shots and they seemed to of numbed the lower back area but I still can still notice a dull pain and then my back becomes sore again.
My doctors look at me like I am someone that is complaining about nothing and also I beginning to think that they believe I am just hunting for Pain meds.
I simply want help and want to be able to hold my Daughter again.