I'm a 37 year old female, who is at her wits end. I've been dealing with pain and burning for about 11 years now. My symptoms are...neck and lower back pain. Burning in both legs (right one more then the left). I also suffer from leg weakness. It gets so bad, that I can't even walk without a walker...making me wish at times that I had a wheelchair.
I've been to at least 5 different specialists...and they all seem to shrug their shoulders and frown. I've been told that I have a herniated disc at c6-c7...cervical spinal stenosis and boney overgrowths...and that's just in my neck! I also have two herniated discs in my lower back at L4-L5 and L5-S1.
I've had three EMGs, so many MRI's that I can close my eyes and "hear" the humming of the machine in my sleep...and enough drugs to give pain relief to underprivileged druggies..(sorry humor is my relief.) I've had physical therapy, injections, chiropractic visits, soft massages and stretches.
The neuro surgeon that I'm seeing presently has sent me to my latest physical therapy fun...I actually had to quit because the weakness and pain were getting worse with going. I can't see him again until August...the problem is right now I can't even walk across the room without looking like I've had a few too many... I don't know what to do anymore. How do I get my doctors to take things more seriously? I'm losing work, my house is a wreck! And I'm about to pull out my hair!
Has anyone else had a similar situation and received any relief? Please help me....