I'm a new member and wanted to throw a situation out there for comment or input. As background (briefly), I have had chronic pain for over 20 years. Originally as a result of 2 severe falls in short succession causing nerve damage to my coccyx area and at the present suffer from arthritis, degeneration of the spine, severe spinal stenosis and most recently bone spurs. Out of desperation to be able to gain control of my pain, i had a morphine pump implanted in 2005. My pain continues but has been much more tolerable and I was able to work full time until 2011. I do take 30 MG of oral I morphine for breakthrough pain and have been doing so well that in recent months I had spoken to my dr about cutting back on my oral meds. In June I began suffering from awful pain between my shoulder blades in the center of my spine, coming from the fact I am forced to sleep in a recliner due to my inability to lay down. Undoubtedlu, the slumping in the chair has caused this. I had complained about the problem between my shoulders on several occasions to my pain management PA but no suggestions were offered. Finally since it was becoming so painful I decided to see a chiropractor to try to get some relief. I have never seen a chiropractor. First visit wasn't much more than paperwork and going over my medical history. I made sure to warn them in both the paperwork I filled out and in person with the assistant, the fragile condition of my lower spine. However, the next day when I went back they adjusted my entire spine before I even new what was happenìng. My first and last visit to a chiropractor. He had told me I would probably be sore. That evening my lower back began to hurt and by the next morning I was in considerable pain. I am talking pain not soreness. The appt. had been on a Friday so by the time Monday came, my pain had become unbearable. I called my pain dr who got me in as soon as they could and gave me an injection on both sides of my lower back of a strong pain medicine and cortizone. They felt sure that would resolve things. It didn't and things have continued to feel worse. I finally got back in to see my the actual dr who kept assuring me this was nothing more than like when you'return in a bad car crash and your body really hurts after. But I kept saying I know what kind of pain he was talking about and this wasn't it. I felt as though I was talking to the wall, even though both he and his PA told me I should have never let a chiropractor touch A NY part of my back because of the fragile and severe problems I have with my back. He told me to get complete bed rest for next few days, take 600 mg of ibuprofen every 4 to 6 hours, he increased my pump dose by 10%,and to use a heating pad. These were on top of having already increased my oral morphine to double (60 mg ) and giving me a stronger muscle relaxer. None of this helped. So here I am waiting to have an MRI of my back and going back to my dr tomorrow afternoon. At this point I am in great fear that this chiropractor has done major damage to my back and that this pain is never going to stop. It's now been over 2 weeks that I have suffered unrelenting pain that nothing seems to affect. I'm at my breaking point.
Has anyone ever experienced such a thing or heard of some one who has? I'd like to hear your thoughts.