i have had low back pain for over 10 yrs...ive seeing a pain dr since may. I have done chiro care, PT, meds, radiofrequecy neourpathy, Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection all with no relief longer than a month for my lowerback
DX w Degen. Disc; Lumbar Radioculopathy; lumbar spondylosis, and most recenlty Fibromyalgia.
Seen a Rheumotologist,who jsut said my blood was normal and my fam dr wants me to go back to a diff Rheumo who she likes better.. Rheumo & pain dr gave me the DX of fibro because of my lower back pain, and random bouts of pain in areas of my body, areas near my collar bone have been tender for past 3 months, somtimes my arms hurt so bad i wake up at night, somtimes my big toe will be super sore, or my back of my neck. these random pains, I call phantom pains (lol) only hurt for a few days, then go away. The chest areas hurt everyday though. These random pains gave me the Fibro dx i guess...
Im soo depressed. i really lack energy.... i feel it mostly stems from my non stop sore back. My lower back hurts and hurts.nothing realy gives relief! my pain dr wont give me narcotics or a patch. i take Gabapentin 300 mg 3 xs a day (since being dxed w fibro; an antidepressant; tramadol & tizanidine as needed for pain; and an antiinflamitory every day.
I had a LumbarTransforminal Epideral Steriod injection on a week ago monday to my RT side becasue i was in HORRIBLE TERRIBlE PAIN, it worked! (so far anyways) on that side. BUT i wish he woudl do on both sides! my LS is still hurting..(Not my first LTES injection-left side been done many times-along w a Radiofrequency neroupathy & medial branch block-non have hellped my Left side))
I wonder if I trust doctors-it seems as if they are just shooting in the wind trying to dx me. they are willing to inject me and burn off my nerves in lower back- yet not willing to give me a darn pain patch to apply to area-idont get why. My dr says that my Fibro that he just recently dxed me wiht is why im in so much pain-that im just feeling extra pain from the fibro and that pain meds dont fix it. IS THIS TRUE?
Do you feel like your docs are just guessing???