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neck back and leg pain

catman47ccatman47 Posts: 3
edited 03/13/2015 - 5:48 AM in New Member Introductions
Hello friends with similiar troubles as mine. I am 67 yrs.young live in nyc. with a crazy cat lady. My troubles began about 4 yrs. ago when I slipped and fell hard in the tub while taking a shower. My lower left side took a hit, nothing broken but soon afterwards my lower back began to hurt. Months later, I again took a bad fall in the tub taking a shower this time I landed on my right hip leaving a nasty purple welt, luckily no broken bones but since then my right buttock down my leg to the foot began to hurt badly . I have also developed this neuropathy in both my feet, numbness in all 10 toes and half of both feet. For 3 years I did well with prescribed pain medications but this past summer my 3 doctors saw fit to stop with the "opioids" seems the State of NY watchdogs put the fear of reprisals into their hearts so they cut me off completely from Vicodin or Endocett. What surprised me more was their praises for Methadone and wanted me to find a clinic issuing that insideous
drug. More habit forming that Opioids and far more severe withdrawing from such a drug.
Anyway, that's a brief look at your newest member.
Thanks, jwebb

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?

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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.

Always remember, narcotics are not the solution to reducing your chronic pain.

--- Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Moderator : 03/13/15 11:46
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