im new to this so please be kind to any ideas/suggestions.
i'm 24y/o female weighing 135lbs with 5'6. i work in a nail salon doing mani/pedi
i was doing a pedi when my lower left back specifically in the middle where my hip bone and spine was, starting to shoot out pain. i had a heartbeat rhythm . i was so bad i felt someone punched me. i didn't fall. i shoot pain going to my thighs to my shoulder. i went to the er crying. they did xrays and they told me i had a herniated disc. L4-L5
after that i tried going to my dr. but they didnt take my insurance anymore.
the pain from where it started never went away. it was a burning sensation on that spot. i noticed that my left ring finger was tingling. like that static of the tv. and i feel it going thru a nerve to my elbow. and my 2nd small toe on the left side was the same. and sometimes i would drop things if i hold something on my left hand. and i went to the er because of the pain again.
still no dr. because of insurance
still pain on the same spot. its getting worse because on my work i had to bend down constantly to do pedicures. painful when laying down/sitting/walking/standing up for 1 hr or more. i had to sleep on my right side with leg raised
finally got new insurance. i went to my dr. she did test me like how i walk, tip toeing, sitting down, raise my left leg. dr ordered xrays done. dr told me my xrays was normal. but she still ordered physical therapy. i did 2 wks of therapy and nothing improved.. quit my job on the 2nd wk. pain was doing down to the bottom of my left foot
dr ordered mri thorasic, hip, cervical. got migraine from the contrast which i had to sleep on it. and i called the dr today. the nurse told me that mri was normal. i got mad cause pain is getting worse because besides from the burning pain on my left side. it starting to shoot out pain from my right hip. fingers and feet still tingling.
i have a dr appt today in the afternoon. so we'll see how it goes.
anyone has the same experience? i'm only 24. i'm sacred what if i cant walk anymore? what pain management did you do? surgery? how about work?********************************************************************************************************* 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. 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?
Providing answers to questions like this will give the member community here a better understanding
of your situation and make it easier to respond.
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It is very important that new members (or even seasoned members) provide others with details about their condition(s). It is virtually impossible to help another member when all the details we have areI’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.Specific comments :
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