I'm 33 and I'm on month 5, of extreme back pains. I'm tired of going to the doctor and being fed more and more pain meds. I seen a physical therapist who ended up making it worse, to now I can't even feel my toes. Also for the past week I been seeing horrible bruises all over my left leg, 1 is the size of my hand and others about the size of my fist. And no I'm not in an abusive relationship, neither have I bumped into things. My leg is sore to touch starting at my lower back all the way down to my toes. I was referred to pain management for anesthetic shots into my lower back but I'm tired of doctors just want to scratch the surface and not do anything to make it better. I hate medications (pills), I'm a vitamin in the morning and my sleep medication at night kind of person, not all that extra extreme stuff attacking my body. I have tried from iceyhot, Bengay to who knows what else. Also I am not overweight, I eat healthy!
I need advice
1. Why am I bruising up?
2. Is it time for surgery?
I'm sorry for rambling I'm mentally exhausted as well, constant pain is not something I can endure much longer before I just want to hide under my bed (if I could) and cry