Hello, my name is Ryan,
I'm 35 this year, 3 years ago I had a accident at work and landed full weight on my tailbone, it was very painfull to the point where I had to stop working for 3 months, my bottom and back went black, anyway I had appointments with the pain team who have me exercises to do and eventually I returned to work with minimal pain, in the beginning of jam 2012 i was forced to work alone testing truck radiators of which where over 30kilos, while I was able to lift these relatively easy I must have lifted one wrong as my back all of a sudden sounded like it cracked, and the pain was nothing I have ever felt before, I
was stopped in my tracks, and had to sit, I could hardly stand or walk so they phoned my wife to pick me up,
we went to the hospital they x rayed my back gave me a anti inflamitory and sent me home, I went to the doctors and he refered me to pain management again, anyway to make it a bit shorter, I since tried returning to work for 8 months on light duties and couldn't manage the pain so quit, during that time I had been diagnosed with degenerative facet joint athrosis, had facet joint injections and de nervation, they worked for a month or so that's all, went on holiday in 2013 and had to rent a wheelchair as walking was very difficult, and I am also using crutches to take the pressure off my back, I didn't really need them until I started working again, anyway I quit work November 2013 and since my symtoms have got even worse have had my meds changed and now finally they are sending me for a MRI scan.
my meds are now tramadol 200mg twice daily, paracetamol 1000mg four times daily ibroufen 500mg 3 times daily and pregabalin 100mg twice daily.
I really need some advice, the pain management team wanted me to do exercises even though my pain was through the roof, I had two appointments with them to change my meds which when I arrived once the doctor didn't turn up, second one they had cancelled mine as there was only the one doctor!
From what I have heard I should have had a MRI to start with, surely this is medical negligence?!
I'm at my wits send with pain, have had to buy a electric wheelchair for going out, which has been once in the last 5 months!!