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in 2003, I was at work putting up an order (truck) that had came in.As I was working, bending, lifting and twisting, i heard a loud snap. I thought nothing of it because i felt no pain. However several days late, I was at home and I couldn’t even sit up in the couch.. I was told, that I had a lower back strain. I was off of work, for a week and the returned but I was on light duty for a week. But even to this day I still have problems, they’ve just gotten worst. And I doing the same type of work to day. A few days ago, I started to have severe pain, to the point where it’s difficult for me to even sit up, much less get up and try to walk That will take at least 10-15 minutes just to stand up. When I do attempt to walk, there are times where both of my legs feel as though they’re about to give out on me, and I feel like I’m about to drop to the floor. I’m taking 3-4 (500mg) ibuprofen per day, but it’s doing no good. I’ve had pain in the past, to where there were times, I couldn’t even bend over to put a clean bag in the trash can at home. and after mowing the yard, my back would hurt for at least a week. I’ve had pain before but never like this. And it’s excruciating after waking up..
Don’t know what’s wrong, but I’m thinking it’s very serious.
=============CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT’S WRONG WITH MY BACK=============
=============AND WHY AM I HAVING SO MUCH PAIN===========================
I’m having difficulty just sitting here, typing this now!


  • You need to have a MRI. It sounds like some sort of problem in your lower lumbar and sacrum area. I only know that from experiance.

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  • if this happened at work then you should file for disability and they will set you up with a doctor who will go on from there. did you file? did this happen at work? if it did then go to HR and file an accident report and then file for disability.
    I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.
  • charlie6017charlie6017 Posts: 412
    edited 05/18/2013 - 10:44 AM
    I definitely agree with Jon. Unfortunately, worker's comp can be a lengthy pain-in-the-a** process--at least it was years ago. I wish you well and wish you luck. Do what you have to do to get yourself back on the mend! :-)

  • thanks for the information,
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    I posted this for you in your new poster thread, not sure if you read it or not.
    I would suggest as the other members said that you get an MRI , you can do this by either contacting your GP and getting a referral if you need one , or making an appointment with a board certified ortho or neurosurgeon who specializes in spine surgery. They can do an examination and get some idea of what is going on with your back and once the MRI is done, can go over it with you. They can also refer you to another doctor if necessary, for treatment,injections or pain if necessary.
  • SnowManSSnowMan Posts: 5
    edited 05/19/2013 - 9:03 AM
    thanks for the information, i will be doing that as soon as possible, it's never gotten to the point were it;s hard for me to even move my upper body with out causing pain to my lower
    thank you again
  • from what i'm getting, its sciatic never pain
  • The sciatic nerve can inflame very easily and can cause a lot of pain, which can go away on it's own, and then flare up again at a later time. Rest helps, heat, and ice work wonders. I used anti inflammatories when my used to flare up, long before my surgeries.
    Be very careful about bending, twisting and trying to carry things, until it calms down. If you don't see improvement soon, I would strongly suggest a visit with a physiatrist who specializes in spines or even a board certified ortho or neurosurgeon who can do a detailed exam and give you some suggestions or send you for more studies to see what exactly is going on.
    Hang in there,
  • Hi Snowman,

    I have also had my share of debilitating back pain that has left me unable to work or even function properly at home with my two young children, and trust me, I have tried EVERYTHING!! I was finally at my wits end when I stumbled upon a new type of treatment while looking for solutions online. I was really skeptical but I felt like I had really nothing to lose if I tried it out. It works with low-level laser technology, that I don't really understand, and it's small and comfortable to use at home, or anywhere else for that matter. I highly recommend it, b/c its really is making a drastic difference in my day to day.
  • Thanks for the comment on low-level laser. It has helped me to but the treatment is extremely costly at the Centre where I'm using it. Please let me know which device you are using at home.
  • EnglishGirlEEnglishGirl Posts: 1,825
    edited 07/08/2015 - 8:19 AM
    Hey! This is a really old thread. I have no idea what product they're talking about ;-(
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
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