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MonikokiMMonikoki Northampton.UKPosts: 49
Can anyone explain to me somewhat when back pain can be an emergency?Today,besides the pain and weakness from my legs,I start feeling an almost unbearable pain in my lumbar and huge numbness in my bottom.I used ice packs that helped a little.I'm constipated already for two weeks,although I took asyrup wich should help me out but has no effect just give me sthomac cramps.I understand that I must have patience,yet another 6 weeks in these pains(that seem to be more diverse and bigs),to have to see a surgeon?Have not I been quickly accepted because I was not considered an emergency?Everyone expects so much and if so,how you override inability to walk or your daily pains.I know there are younger people or people wich are living in pain for life,I'm not selfish or ungrateful.I'm just scared that maybe tomorrow will be worse?Thank you


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,846
    The answer to your question has to come from you,
    No two people are alike, so what might send one person to the ER may just mean another using ice
    Only you really know how you feel and if you believe the ER is the right choice

    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • MonikokiMMonikoki Northampton.UKPosts: 49
    I just read some comments about going in ER.I decided to not go unless it's the only Options.I'm a little confused whether to ask an appointment with my GP or the specialist doctor who gave me an epidural injection and recommendation to be seen by the surgeon?Thank you
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