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MarilynluverMMarilynluver Posts: 1
edited 03/11/2015 - 9:17 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
So, I have been having unexplained, SEVERE lower back pain for over 4 months now. Majority on the right side. I have been to see my physician several times. I was given Flexeril and Naproxen. The Flexeril made it worse! I went back several months later, with the same amount of pain, they gave me lidocaine patches. I gave those a shot for a month. They took the edge off, but still didn't help entirely. I went back and was a little more persistent. I am getting ready to move to Germany, and I can't sit through a movie, let alone that flight!I was given Mobic and more lidocaine patches (the Mobic has helped tremendously). I informed them of a mass I had on my neck, which I had shown several providers before. I FINALLY got a good Dr. who sent me to general surgery. General surgery said they wouldn't touch it and I needed an MRI. Well, long story short, saw my Dr. on Friday, they ordered an MRI ASAP. I had it done the very next day. I went and picked up the report and disc to have for when I travel to Germany. I see my Dr. tomorrow to follow up. Just a brief little run down of my symptoms: Severe lower back pain, fevers no higher than 100.9, stiff joints, body aches, SEVERE bone pain, loss of skin pigmentation, exhaustion, dizziness, low blood pressure, depression, anxiety, nausea, headaches, diarrhea,trouble concentrating, numbness in my toes, trouble speaking, trouble walking, trouble with dropping things. I am 33 years old, and seen at a Army Clinic. My provider has been ill, and I have been seeing all different people. I have already had a lower back xray which was negative, but did show I have hypoplastic ribs. This is what my MRI read:

Nonspecific 8mm enhancing structure within the subcutaneous soft tissues,which corresponds to the area of palpable concern. Additional similar-appearing structures in the right posterior neck subcutaneous tissue.These are nonspecific and may represent lymph nodes. Disk osteophyte complex at C5-C6 results in canal narrowing and indentation of the spinal cord at this level. Milk disk degenertation at C6-C7.

The provider I saw that ordered the MRI, told me he thought this could be something that would be biopsied. He said he was afraid it was a tumor, or lymphoma. I am not seeing this doctor tomorrow, sadly. I will be seeing my regular physician who has not seen me for any of this. I have been corresponding via email with her, and my children have seen her, and to be honest, I do not care for her. She doesn't listen to what you have to say and each time she saw my children, I ended up having to take them to the ER within a few days. I would appreciate any help or insight! Thank you in advance!



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    edited 03/11/2015 - 9:18 AM
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