Hello everyone I'm new here so please bare with me. I am so frustrated by dr's telling me different things, brushing me off and the fact that I've dealt with this for so long. So I'm trying to do my own research about my problems.
About 9 years ago I found lumps under the skin in my lower back/hip area. At first I just had one on each side. A MRI was done and the dr said that they were just calcium deposits and not to worry about them. For the next few years my back and hips started to hurt more but I just dealt with it. I then started going to see dr after dr about my back pain and they just kept telling me that I sprained my back and to rest.
They have done x-rays in the past but nothing other than that, and they said the xrays looked fine. A couple months ago I went to urgent care for lower back and right hip pain so bad that I could hardly walk. The dr there felt the lumps that I have and said they are lymph nodes that are swollen in my back and that everyone has them. Funny tho that no one I know has these things. He told me that I sprained my back and to rest.
Yesterday I went to the dr with the same problem and she said it's sciatica pain. I told her about the lumps in my back and she said they are just knots in my muscle. But in the last 9 years the original lumps I had have now tripled in size and I have a bunch more around the original ones. I didn't realize you could have knots in your muscles for years. She said the knots are probably compressing my sciatica nerve and causing pain. I told her that I also have moments where I am walking around and my legs suddenly go numb and weak and I feel like my legs are going to fall out from under me.
She is sending me for an xray and then wants me to have an MRI and possibly go to a neuromuscular dr to work the knots out. She said at 29 years old i'm too young to be having these problems. My blood pressure was also high yesterday but I'm sure that was due to being in pain for the last couple days. She did give me flexirol and celebrex but so far the celebrex is not helping. But she told me that pain killers will not help me. If anyone has any advice or insight I'd appreciate it. I'm willing to try anything and I want this problem taken care of so I don't have to rely on any meds. But for now the meds i'm on aren't helping and i'm still in pain. Thanks so much for reading this if you got this far.