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I'm So Scared

I was injured at work 3 months ago moving a 650lb cart. I'm on workers comp and until I was referred to a specialist, was told that I had a back strain and that my muscle spasms were from "anxiety." When I was evaluated by the specialist he told me that he was ordering an MRI and asked if I had an attorney. I'm experiencing burning in my spine, hips, ribs, and collar bone. I get shooting pains in my back, my tailbone throbs, and I feel like theirs this horrible pressure in my mid back. My calves go numb, I get leg, rear, and back spasms, and sometimes I can hardly walk because I'm so weak and uncoordinated.
I got the MRI today, and although I know that something is very very wrong, I have this fear that the results will be normal.
I just want help and was wondering if anybody else has felt this way.
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  • Hi I have posted this Manual to read which I got from this site.


    I wish I had read it years ago and I went through nearly all the things they describe in it. Spine pain can be a to hell and not back journey (sorry for the pun) and you will find people cannot understand the pain because they have no concept of it. How can they? It is your central nervous system. If your MRI comes back normal you could ask for a standing MRI - you can see the difference on You Tube. I am sure that is why some of my problems were not picked up in the first place because you are in a prone position in an MRI. I know other people disagree with this so it's just my thoughts.

    Most people get scared - the pain is scary. Hopefully if it comes back normal it may be muscle damage which should heal over time. My pain is different but there are quite a lot of people on this site who describe the same symptoms as you so you may have to wait until the people in the States come back on line. I am in Australia.

    Also please take someone with you when you go back to explain the pain you are in. It took me 8 years to learn to do this. When you are in pain it is hard to take in what they are saying. Another person is able to tell them specifically about how your pain effects your life. Good luck. I hope they are able to give you a diagnosis. Also sleep with a pillow under or between your knees, this works. Heat normally can ease the pain for a while and calm down your muscle spasms.
  • Yes, I've been in similar situation recently and I am still dealing with the pain. What has complicated my issues is that my injury was caused by a chiropractor, hence no doctor wanted to help me. It took me three months before they finally listened and ordered an MRI! It showed I have a herniated disc at T6-T7 which is rare and usually only occurs in traumatic injuries, such as what was done to me during her "exam". The sad thing was that I went to her for "just an alignment for female issues". I wasn't having any back pain at all!
    Don't feel scared....I remember how scared I was at first, and worried that I wouldn't even be able to walk. My whole right leg would go numb, but that has slowly improved. They told me it was "my nerves and anxiety" as well and one MD even said "I may have vitamin deficiency"! But, the human body is capable of amazing recovery. Don't let them tell you that you are "anxious" or it is "just in your head". That is a lot of baloney, designed to cover up for the fact that they might not know what is going on. your muscles WILL spasm in response to an injury. That does not mean you are "anxious". Of course, you are concerned...you are in pain! That is normal!
    Don't give up hope.
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