I'm new this is my first comment so I apologize if I'm not doing it the correct way.
I'm a man in my 50's and I deliver auto parts full time,on Tuesday 5/26/2015 I went into work at 7:15AM feeling fine by 10:45AM I was on my way home after just about crawling to my car with pain in my lower back right side shooting down my leg,I had pain above the knee area,in the front of my pelvis and above my right ankle.This was the first time in my life I've ever had back pain,and the other areas.
I thought going home and lying down would calm the pain down,not so as the day went on the pain became worse until finally a couple hours later my daughter drove me to the ER.
There was no position at home I could get in that stopped the pain,the same in the hospital ER even with pain medication.
That morning was as normal as all the other ones during my two years there ,I loaded up the car with 4 or so deliveries and was on my way.I can remember at the second delivery as I lifted two brake rotors out of the back of the hatchback I drive feeling a sensation in my lower right back,didn't think much about it at the time.The same thing happened on the third delivery ,as I lifted I felt that sensation.
When I was finished while driving back to the store the pain was getting worse,walking from the car the pain became so intense walking was difficult.Back at the store there was no position I could get in that lessened the pain.I was attempting to pull parts to go out with the pain so intense sweat was dripping down my face,I knew then I had to go home and lay down.Other employees noticed me bending down at the knees trying not to pass out and then I started to inform anyone who asked how I was feeling,an employee had told me he advised the owner of my condition and said the owner said I could go home.
The hospital did blood work and a CT scan and several hours later sent me home with a prescription for percocet 5/325 with no diagnosis as to the cause.
I was hoping the next morning it would feel better and I could suck it up and go into work,not the case so I called out.I was hoping on Thursday morning it would feel better and I could suck it up and go into work,again not the case so I called out.
Friday I went to my doctor who gave me a note for my employer that I was under his care and not returning to work until further notice.My doctor took a full report and advised me that my employer has a group of doctors under Pa. law workers comp. that I have to see for treatment etc.,and to ask my employer for a claim number,today is Monday 6/1/2015 and the pain is just as bad with no position for comfort. I called my employer twice and my daughter called twice today for a claim number as I need to find out what's going on and also I need some relief as I'm in intense pain in bed not able to eat there's so much pain.