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has anyone had this problem?

wirewwire Posts: 5
edited 03/11/2015 - 8:59 PM in Lower Back Pain
Make a long story short. I did something to my lower back. It's not the first time but it's the worse time. Can't hardly lift my right leg, severe pain on the right side of my lower spine. Very tender to the touch right there. Sciatica sending pain down my butt and really bad sciatic pain in my lower leg. Doc could feel the exact epicenter along with spasms. Went straight over to get a mri. I tried the open and the tube but the pain was so severe lying flat on my back I couldn't do it, even though I was 2 hours into a shot of demorel. My question is, my doc gave my wife a 10 mg valium for me to take a half hour before the mri I reschedule for tomorrow. Why this med? I wasn't anxious in the tube. Just in extreme pain. What would the valium do?

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    edited 03/11/2015 - 9:00 PM
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  • Motor1MMotor1 Pittsburgh, PaPosts: 556
    Every mri I have had, I requested a Valium to help me relax. I'm very claustrophobic. It helps, somewhat, to let you relax long enough to get through the test. I would give it a try? It just might help you get through it. Are you taking any pain meds? If so, make sure you take one before you get the mri. Good luck.
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