I have been dealing with low back, butt and left thigh pain since March. Even though I had no insurance, I ended up going to the ER twice in one week with this pain.
Long story short - my doctor thought it was a ruptured disc and after the MRI results showed a only a slight bulge, totally blew me off but still gave me a referral for PT and pain management.
After 3 weeks of PT with no improvement, the therapist finally did a bunch of tests and told me that I had left SI joint dysfunction. Started treating me for that with some relief.
In the meantime, I had an appointment in May with a PM doc (after a 6 week wait for an opening) only for them to call me the MORNING OF the appointment to tell me that there was a problem with my (new)insurance, they couldn't see me until it was resolved and their next opening was in 8 weeks. I found another PM doc and my first appointment is in 10 hours.
I'm so nervous. I have been in pain for 5 months. I was taking so many NSAIDS that they damaged my kidneys. My doctor told me no more NSAIDS and to use Tylenol. Which does nothing. The only other thing I have is Flexeril.
What should I expect tomorrow? I read on here about testing for SI dysfunction and injections. I'm scared that he won't give me anything for pain. I'm in tears worrying about this. I can't deal with the pain. My MD doesn't seem to care. I guess I'm worried that this guy is going to send me home with a bottle of Tylenol.