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Low back pain with new symptoms almost daily

TNtoMDTTNtoMD Posts: 1
edited 05/11/2015 - 1:26 AM in Lower Back Pain
I'm a 43 year old female with a history of mid back problems that happened after an epidural with my child 6.5 years ago. Sometimes there is what almost feels like it may be a spasm, but it's hard to say since I don't know what that feels like. It is always numb, to the point that I can't tell where it ends or begins, if that makes sense.

On March 9 I fractured my talus bone. I was in an air cast for the required six weeks. When I took it off for good I felt mild pain in my tailbone, which I've bruised before 13 years ago. That pain was nothing an Advil couldn't help, and it was gone by sometime last week.

On Tuesday morning I woke up, made coffee, and then I coughed. There was an explosion in my lower back. It still happens when I cough. By Wednesday the lower back pain was constant, but manageable with four Advil every 5-6 hours. Wednesday night there was a pain in both of the tops of my thighs. I called my doctor Thursday morning and saw her that day at noon. She asked my symptoms, asked me to bend at the waist while placing my hands on the exam table, and pressed up to my bra line and down to my buttocks. She did this on the outside of my spine, maybe a half inch on each side.
She gave me a referral for PT, 10mg Flexeril, and 800mg ibuprofen. She also told me to sleep on the floor and not to pick any of my kids up.

Yesterday my husband stayed home to care for our toddler and get the other three to/from school. I cried for about two hours because of the pain in my legs and my back when I cough. I was in bed all day long. This pain is awful because there's no end in sight. I had three kids without any drugs and this is worse, although that may be because I feel helpless.

Today I started feeling numbness and tingling in my fingertips, all of them. That went away and went to my toes, although they were just numb. Now I have tingling in my face, from my chin up to the tip of my nose.

The doctor says I have pulled a muscle and that it will heal on its own. She said it was caused my having an uneven gait with the Aircast. I'm wondering if anyone else has had a pulled muscle with the symptoms I have. I'm not trying to get diagnosed online, but if you were me would you obtain a second opinion?


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