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Recurring Lower Back Pain - Moslty on Left

Alyssa MillerAAlyssa Miller Posts: 1
edited 05/23/2015 - 8:14 PM in Lower Back Pain

I'm just looking for a little advice here. Years ago I walked Red Rocks (in Denver) in those awful Skechers Shape-ups and the next next my lower back hurt so bad it was next to impossible to get out of bed the next couple of days. I didn't equate the Skechers to the pain so I wore them again another day and the same thing (not as bad) happened again. Now every 6-8 months I'll have these recurring flare-ups and the one I'm in now is worse than ever. (I haven't worn those Skechers in a long time now). This time I didn't really know why it started to hurt and then I picked up a baby in a car seat and just fell to my knees. I crawled to the couch and couldn't get up for a little over an hour. My cousin took me to urgent care, they injected something in my buttock, and told me to wait 10 mins. After 10 mins I got up, walked 2 steps, and my whole lower back spasmed like crazy! So I screamed for someone to help me and they called an ambulance. At the ER they did an x-Ray and prescribed some pain meds, Advil, and muscle relaxers. That was 4 days ago and I just don't feel like I'm getting better or possibly just a little better. My pain is mostly on my left, lower back, and it definitely radiates into my left hip, buttock, thigh, groin, etc. Every once in a while I will get a tingling sensation (like right before you shiver) in my left leg. Do I go back in to the ER? What do I do? It's Memorial Day weekend.


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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    If you think you need return to ER...any holiday should not be part of your decision process.

    Did you see your primary doctor as follow up to your previous urgent care then ER visit?

    I would ask doctor about possible need for spine specialist.

    My PCP tried to work with my pain almost two years before referring me to pain managements/neurologist.
    He immediately began treatment for my pain and ordered different tests.....some very revealing to doctor re parts of my spine effected. ...parts of my spine that I never even gave voice to.

    My PM doc and I have for main goal to keep me out of ER.
    Before I had proper management for my issues...I had frequent visits to ER with overwhelming reoccurring and increasing pain.

    Seeing a specialist was best for me.
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