Good morning all! I am new to this site and am just really at my wits end!! I am in my 30s and just ready to scream!
To give a little history about my problem, I used to work for a nursing home. I am a nurse. I happened to help someone pull a patient up in the bed. This patient was very overweight and when I went to help pull the patient up, I heard something pop in my back. I thought, well I just pulled something and Motrin will make it go away. It kept on and on. Well this was back in 2008.
I have had back pain on the right side of my back. Dealing with that and having to take pain medications and muscle relaxers. I constantly have a heating pad on my back. I have tried ice, physical therapy and all this stuff. Now, when I first hurt my back, an MRI was done and showed two bulging discs at L4/L5 S1.
Just a couple of weeks ago out of nowhere, the left side started hurting. It is nowhere like the right side. It seems to be worse. It starts in my left butt cheek and goes down the back of my leg and sometimes feels like a pinch in the inner part of my thigh. This has been awful!! Well, I went to a Neurosurgeon and he did an MRI which showed there were no abnormalities. It didn't even show any bulging discs any longer. Just slight Scoliosis.
I know this sounds bad but sometimes I wish there was something that showed up on there so they could fix it and I can be normal again!! I love walking and exercising but haven't been able to lately! The pain is really bad when sitting or trying to stand up to walk somewhere. It is not bad when I'm walking. I sit for over 8 hours a day on my current job. The chair I sit in is so hard and it seems like it just presses right on the area of pain and it kills me and causes my concentration to be off.
My wonderful husband one morning pulled out a pillow from the closet that is sooo very soft and I took it to work to see if it would cushion my leg and sure enough, it does help to relieve the pressure and pain. The thing is the pain is still there and I should be enjoying my life with my husband.
When I am at home, I sit in this very cushioned recliner which helps also. I guess I'm just wondering what I should do. So frustrated. Don't know where to go at this point. I am currently taking Ultram,Zanaflex and Neurontin. I was told to try Neurontin for my right side and stopped because I thought I was gaining weight from it. I started back on it because I wanted to see if it would help this new issue. I can't really tell at this point if it is helping. I think it is some. Can someone please give me their opinion????