So here's what's going on...back in April I had my second c section. This one was scheduled, I didn't labor for 9-12 hours than have a section like I did with my 1st. After the c section I started complaining about side & lower back pain...this was almost immediately after I started gaining feeling again. I was told it's just my body being sore from the surgery. When they gave me my spinal block it was so incredibly painful...I told them something is wrong. I mean I had pain shooting down my legs and up my back. I was told just calm down its fine. After a week post partum I went for an exam because my insicion became infected I told the NP that my back & side pain is still there. She told me it was because my nerves were coming back to life essentially & I wasn't used to working those muscles. So fast forward to the end July...I had been cleaning my house all day & it was bedtime so I was nursing my baby. I was laying on my left side while my son was nursing. When he fell asleep I went to go get up...now how I got up was laying on my left side pushing with my hands...I practically made an L shape with my body but sideways. I hope you can visualize a body doing that if I described it right. When I did that I felt an incredible amount of pain shoot up my back down my legs around my sides. It did it about 3-4 times that night...twice while getting off the bed and 2 more times going to get my husband. I was in so much pain I was shaking and about to vomit. After I laid down and went to bed the next day I was sore but fine. Then 1-2 months go by and it's like my body was completely healed... I was moving great, baby wearing, lifting, twisting, stair climbing... everything normal. Fast forward to September 13th I was cleaning my house that day went to nurse my baby laying on my left side and boom same thing happened when I went to get up... except it happened more than 5 times that night and the pain/sensitivity has been here ever since. I have had 3 attacks since the 13th. I've been to 2 family doctors, 1 spine specialist, 1 orthopedic surgeon, 2 physical therapist (both with ATI), & 1 chiropractor. I have heard it's a muscular problem, a spine misalignment problem, and a torn disc. I'm becoming so depressed and hopeless because I have no definite answers. Anyone have advice or help?****************************************************************************************************** Welcome to Spine-Health
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
. Who are you currently seeing?
- What Conservative treatments have you had? Which ones?
. Physical Therapy
. Ultrasound / Tens unit
. Spinal Injections
. 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?
- 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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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.Specific comments :Personal Opinion, not medical advice :
--- Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Moderator : 11/15/15 20:53 est