First time posting to anything like this. Really hope I can get some advice. Apologize in advance for long post, just want to make sure it is accurate account. I had my twins Oct. 2014, one naturally one emergency csection. Bled too much during surgery. Had to have blood transfusion. Almost healed from that a month later and had to have gallbladder removed. Surgery went wrong and developed severe pancreatitis. Was in hospital for a week and had multiple ERCPs to try to fix problem. One month later in Dec. I developed a deep itch/sharp pain just to the left of my spine and between shoulder blade right above bra line. Dr says it was a sublexation and sent me to Chiropractor. The itchy pain went away after first adjustment. But it was after that that I noticed pain on and directly near the upper spine between shoulder blades. The pain is a constant 3-5. If I wash dishes, sit on the floor with my babies to play or change, any activity that is prolonged, within 5 minutes my pain spikes to an 8 or 9. I have a high pain threshold so 9 is definitely I'm about to die lol Not only do I have the spine pain but I get a numbing/tingling pain that is far spread from the spine to the shoulder blades. Anyways, I was told it was because I had to take care of my twins and 3 yr old by myself and to continue chiropractic visits. I saw the chiropractor for 4 months and still no relief. On the contrary the pain progressed to more often and I realized I started waking with severe achiness/stiffness. My Dr is actually a DO. She did two adjustments herself. Then finally ended up ordering XRAYS and sending me to pain management. Xrays show normal in the Thoracic region. I have disc degenerative disease in the very lower spine. The pain management only does injections and told me my pain is too far spread for injections. Told me they think an MRI would come back normal and said it's not necessary. Said it sounded like muscle spasms. Advices PT. So I went back to my Dr. was given a script for Tramadol, which does nothing for the pain, and sent to PT. Almost finished with my month of PT and still no relief as usual. I have been suffering severe depression and anxiety none of which they prescribe me anything for. Not that I want meds but I do want this suffering to stop. I'm generally a strong willed optimistic individual but the last 8 months I have not been
I feel like the Drs are not taking me seriously. Like I only want drugs. Which once again is not the case. I want to find out what's wrong so I can fix it and stop the pain. I find it hard to believe that muscle spasms can be continuous for 8 months and muscle relaxers don't do anything for the pain. Anybody with any kind of advice or knowledge would be so much appreciated.