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19 yr. old with indiagnosed chronic pain

gratefulkid96ggratefulkid96 Posts: 1
edited 11/12/2015 - 8:06 PM in Lower Back Pain
Hello everyone I hope you are doing well. My name is Harrison I injured my back working masonry in the summer of 2013.. I continued to work the next summer, and this past summer (2015). I never stretched until this past summer and have found much relief from it.

Though I hurt my back in 2013 this past month was my first time going to the doctor. My back hurts very bad the reason I did not go early is because my father refused to take me. I have seen two doctors and both of them wouldn't talk to me for 5 minutes! They both offered absolutely noting. I even got X-rays which I know won't show much.

I looked online and came to the conclusion it is something along the line a slipped disk. The symptoms match mine exactly, but without a reliable doctor it's hard to know for sure. The pain is consistent and in the very lower region of my back, I often hear pops in the area like cracking your knuckles. The pain feels connected to my hamstring and goes to behind my knees. I can never find a comfy position

I would love some help from this community. Mainly what stretches can I safely do to relieve my lower back pain. I usually stretch for almost two hours every single night, but am starting to fear some stretches may be causing additional damage. Any help with what stretches I should do would be greatly appreciated.

Along with stretches, if anyone can tell me how to get my doctors to listen that would be great! I'm tired of getting laughed out the door I'm in great pain. Any other advice for pain relief is much appreciated or if you think you know what's going on. I'm 19 and want to fix this before it's permanent, but doctors won't help, so will you guys?

Thanks so much, Harrison

The last thing you want to do is pick up advice from any member here on what gym exercises might be safe for you. No one here is qualified to give you that information. Even if they were a highly skilled personal trainer, they do not know you or your exact medical situation.
Only your doctor can tell you what is safe and what is not. Also many times, a good physical therapist, one that you can trust and understands your situation can provide you this information.
Disc herniation is too general and broad a condition. What might work fine for one person can spell trouble for another.
All exercises need to be approved by your doctor and fine tuned by your therapists

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  • Kirstij79KKirstij79 UKPosts: 158
    edited 11/13/2015 - 5:27 AM
    Do you still live with your parents? I'm from the UK so I have no idea how your medical insurance works...but do you have it?
    Can you not just request an MRI if so as you have paid into insurance?
    It's tough though when so young to be taken seriously...I'm 36 and have trouble!
    What I've done in the past is keep a pain journal, for a week or two, and have written exactly what I want to say down so I can express myself properly. I get very emotional when I feel I'm being disbelieved and it doesn't help!!!
    Try again with your doc, let us know how it goes & be careful with those stretches!!!
    All the best
    Kirsti x
  • I was ignored for years and finally just stopped going to the doctor because they wouldn't help. Big mistake, my problems are much worse now. Be persistent and keep track of exactly how much pain you have. Currently I am sending my doctor messages daily about how much pain I am in, and will not stop until either the pain stops either via treatment or some other means or I am forced to get a new doctor that will listen.
    All questions and answers are given from a personal perspective only. I have congenital stenosis from C4-C7, and T7-S1. I am actively being seen my by doctor and following his advice. I strongly suggest that you do the same.
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