Hi, my name is Johnny, I'm grateful to be here as a member.
I have stumbled upon this site many times in the past few years while researching why I have pain. I feel I an getting closer to an answer/diagnosis and may need guidance on my upcoming journey. Hopefully I'm heading towards the direction of relief.
I am in my late 20's and have been suffering from pain in my upper back, lower back, and knees. I have yet to find the right help to give me an answer to why and suffering can be caused by as little as standing, or walking through the grocery store. I'm a mechanic so I am constantly, lifting, bending, and doing manual labor. I put a lot of strain on my body. I have also survived two motorcycle wrecks, and many car wrecks. I am grateful just to be on this side of the ground so I don't get to angry at the pain I have. I use it as a reminder that I lived through those sudden stops.
Up until now I have been to many different primary care doctors, the most they have done is taken x-rays and the results have always been normal. Last month on the 30th I was gifted an MRI of my Thoracic and Lumber areas. Results were as follows: Normal thoracic spine, and for the lumbar spine no disk abnormalities, only a mild facet and ligamentous hypertrophy at L4-5 but essentially normal MRI of the lumbar spine.
So Monday I will be contacting my primary care physician to discuss options. I am so very unknowledgeable about what is next so here I am! I will be doing a ton of research when I have available time. I am introducing myself because I hope to not be a stranger and document my journey for future reference. I hope all of you find the relief you desire and peace be with you all.
Living, Learning, Growing.