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New to this but not pain

jamiir06jjamiir06 Posts: 1
edited 11/15/2015 - 1:50 PM in New Member Introductions
Hello.. I have been suffering chronic low back pain neck pain head aches and such has numbness tingling aching burning all over my legs. The symptoms are even in my toes. I have stressed my feelings and pain the past year to my doc and nothing was done until last. week I got an X-Ray that showed lumbar scoliosis and deter. I am in so much pain it hurts to even walk and its worse at nights and when i get up out of bed or from just sitting. I dont know much about the spine. Im not even sure this scoliosis can get worsen or spread? My doc wont do anything for me but refer to pain management. But this can be months from now. Im stuck on what to do or who to go to. I just know im so tired of this pain and not doing anything about it. Can this get worse?

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One of the most important things that members can do is to provide the rest of the community with as much information about themselves as possible. It is so very difficult for anyone to respond when we do not have enough information to go on. This is not meant to indicate that you are doing anything wrong or violated any rule, we are just trying to be pro-active and get the information upfront so that people can start responding and your thread is more effective.

So many times we read about members who have different tests and they all come back negative. The more clues and information you provide, the better chances in finding out what is wrong, The fact that your test results are negative does not mean that you are fine and without any concerns. Many times it takes several diagnostic tests and procedures to isolate a specific condition.



Here are some questions that you should answer:

  • - When did this first start?

    . Year, Your age, etc
- Was it the result of an accident or trauma?
- Are there others in your family with similar medication conditions?
- What doctors have you seen? (Orthopedic, Neurosurgeon, Spine Specialist, etc)

  • . Which doctor did you start with? Ie Primary Care Physician
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- What Conservative treatments have you had? Which ones?

  • . Physical Therapy
    . Ultrasound / Tens unit
    . Spinal Injections
    . Acupuncture
    . Massage Therapy
- What diagnostic tests have you had? And their results (MRI, CTScan, XRay, EMG, etc)

  • . Summarize the results, please do not post all details, we cannot analyze them
    . How many different tests have you had over the years? Similar results?
- What medications are you currently using? (details, dosage, frequency, etc)

  • . Name of Medication
    . How long have you been using this?
    . Results
- Has surgery been discussed as an option? (If so, what kind)
- Is there any nerve pain/damage associated?
- What is your doctor’s action plan for treating you?




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You should also consult your doctor to better understand your condition and the do’s and don’t’s.



It is very important that new members (or even seasoned members) provide others with details about their condition(s). It is virtually impossible to help another member when all the details we have are

I’ve had this for years, it hurts, I cant move my shoulder – what could this be, what treatment should I get?

Diagnosing spinal problems can be very difficult. In many ways it’s like a game of clue. Especially, when the diagnostic tests come back negative – no trouble found! Then it’s up to the patient and the doctor to start digging deeper. The doctor is like a detective. They need clues to help them move along. So, you as the patient need to provide the doctor with all sorts of clues. That is like it is here. Without having information about a condition, its impossible for anyone here to try to help.


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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,941
    edited 11/16/2015 - 12:04 AM
    My primary tried to work with my pain about two years before referring me to pain management.
    That best thing for me!

    Sorry about your waiting time, but PM specialties in lessening pain.

    Epidurals do not work the same on everyone, or even on person who had success and then when repeated not have success.
    Last week I had epidural for my left leg and I look forward to tomorrow having epidural for right leg.
    As epidurals for my legs have always been able to lessen my pain.

    Some people tolerate procedure better than others, but for me, it has never been an issue.
    Sue
    Spine-Health Moderator
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    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

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