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MRI Results Negative - Help

Need_HelpNNeed_Help Posts: 2
edited 03/04/2015 - 2:54 PM in Lower Back Pain
Okay, Multiple injuries, but would like to discuss the back first. Finally had an MRI done after years of waiting for approval from WC. The results came back normal? I have most of the symptoms, which I've read about hundreds of times and some I haven't.

Lower back pain (seems higher when constipated for me w/ no blood IN stool), buttocks pain or radiation, left hip pain, at first tingling down left leg (which after work conditioning turned into burning sensations) which stayed with me for almost a year and a half, especially while trying to sleep. Throbbing in the lower back, pinching in the lower back (usually when I try to straighten my posture or while driving and adjusting my position and hit a bump in the road) This can send me through the roof. Numbness in my left thigh/ calf/ big toe while trying to sleep, while walking or just sitting sometimes.

Left knee keeps giving out (collapsing) when pain in back is greatest. Feels like I pinch a nerve in my back and it shoots down to my knee.

Just wondering, if the back isn't the culprit. What else could cause these pains?

Just came back from my new pain management specialist and he thinks these are normal for my age 53. I didn't have any of these symptoms prior to the accident and have been living a sedentary lifestyle since, with virtually nothing getting done around the house, because it takes me 3-4 hours to recuperate, each and every day after work. Pain specialist says these pains should always be there and never go away. I think he thinks I'm making this up, because I told him the pain wasn't so great today. As I was leaving his office, I told him the pain is there each and every day and depending on what I do at work or home, the pain may increase with added workload. I've had numerous instances, where I had to use a Cain at work, just to get around. He told me he has a bad back as well and it was normal for men of our age?

Really confused


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  • itsautonomicitsautonomic LouisianaPosts: 1,805
    edited 03/04/2015 - 9:19 PM
    Does a normal MRI mean you are not in pain?? Nope it's just a small part of figuring out why hurt
    Do your due dilegence, trust you know your body and question everything if it does not fit. Advocate for yourself and you will be suprised what will be revealed trusting your body and instinct.
  • @itsautonomic, Thanks...I just want my life back. One of the biggest problems is the lack of sleep I'm experiencing because of this pain. The pain management specialist is recommending additional physical therapy, which I've tried to avoid because of the excruciating pain that was followed by my initial work conditioning.
  • itsautonomicitsautonomic LouisianaPosts: 1,805
    needhelp, thats all any of us want. Good luck
    Do your due dilegence, trust you know your body and question everything if it does not fit. Advocate for yourself and you will be suprised what will be revealed trusting your body and instinct.
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