Hi all, I'm new here. I had a bad fall of a horse about 2 months ago, broke a couple of ribs and messed up my back. I have been having burning pain down the front of my right thigh. The ER doc said that I most likely have a herniated disc which is impinging on a nerve. He only did x-rays, and would not do an MRI at the ER because he said they can only do MRIs in the ER if they think you are in enough danger to need emergency surgery. He gave me a referal to an orthapedic surgeon. But he told me that they will usually heal on their own in time, and gave me some vicodin.
Well, I can't afford to go to the surgeon and get the MRI (I have health insurance, but I pay 30% plus copay), so I haven't gone. It has been getting better slowly, but I am wondering if this new change is normal? The burning pain in my thigh when I stand up is getting milder and milder (and I have to stand for longer and longer periods to bring it on), but I am now getting "electric shock" like pain intermittantly in my thigh.
Is that a positive or negative sign?
Thanks so much for your input, glad to have found this forum!