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Severe lower back pain

JazzimarieJJazzimarie Posts: 1
edited 02/12/2015 - 1:53 AM in Lower Back Pain
I'm not sure if I am posting in the right forum or even on the right website but I decidd to take a chance. So I am a 20 yo female from Maine. I am in college and I work as a CNA. I have been having constant lower back pain for the past two weeks. My doctor and I are pretty sure that it is not a muscle strain. The pain is severe and often puts me into tears. I was also having pain in my belly in the lower right quadrant and also in my pelvis. The pain in my lower back is constantly dull but severe. It hurts the walk, sit, sleep or basically do anything. I have also been getting chest pains although this pain also feels like it is in my back and radiating towards my chest so, not a heart attack. I have had a catscan of my abdomen, several X-rays of my chest and abdomen and an ultrasound of my abdomen although the pain in my abdomen is not so bad and manageable. The pai. Is definitely in my back. Anything to do with my kidneys has been ruled out I have also had blood tests and my liver enzymes were high but Ive had my gallbladder out (Sept 2011) so no surprie there. I was originally diagnosed by my doctor with mesenteric lymphadenitis and was given pain meds (Percocet and motrin) for the pin and been told I should feel better in a few days but obviously that did not happen. This pain is scary and I'm starting to think maybe my doctor is wrong about the cause of my pain. Maybe something else is going on. Anyways I am looking for advice on what to do. Anything would be considered helpful.

Welcome to Spine-Health

It would be very helpful if you could provide us with more details. So many times we read about members who have different tests and they all come back negative. Isolating spinal problems can almost be like the game of Clue. The more clues and information you provide, the better chances in finding out what is wrong,
Here are some questions that you should answer:

  • - When did this first start?
    - Was it the result of an accident or trauma?
    - What doctors have you seen? (Orthopedic, Neurosurgeon, Spine Specialist, etc)
    - What Conservative treatments have you had? Which ones?
    - What diagnostic tests have you had? And their results (MRI, CTScan, XRay, EMG, etc)
    - What medications are you currently using? (details, dosage, frequency, etc)
    - Has surgery been discussed as an option? (If so, what kind)
    - Is there any nerve pain/damage associated?
    - What is your doctor’s action plan for treating you?

Providing answers to questions like this will give the member community here a better understanding
of your situation and make it easier to respond.

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What could be good for someone could spell disaster for another.
You should also consult your doctor to better understand your condition and the do’s and don’t’s.

It is very important that new members (or even seasoned members) provide others with details about their condition(s). It is virtually impossible to help another member when all the details we have are

I’ve had this for years, it hurts, I cant move my shoulder – what could this be, what treatment should I get?

Diagnosing spinal problems can be very difficult. In many ways its like a game of clue. Especially, when the diagnostic tests come back negative – no trouble found! Then its up to the patient and the doctor to start digging deeper. The doctor is like a detective. They need clues to help them move along. So, you as the patient need to provide the doctor with all sorts of clues. That is like it is here. Without having information about a condition, its impossible for anyone here to try to help.

--- Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Moderator : 02/12/14 07:53
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