I am 21 one years old with no major trauma. I have a son a year ago and had really bad sciatica problems and back labor but haven't had much because bearable back aches since then. About a month ago I started to get this numb tingling feeling in my back left side right under shoulder blade and on outside of big toes (not sure if it relates) I also have had just really really horrible back pain. Couple of days ago it got so bad I left work, today it was so bad I couldn't pick my son up. Been laying in bed for hours and still just hurts so bad. The pain is more middle to the lower back but my neck also hurts too! Everything is really tight. I don't know if this is herniated disk, or what? I've been doing a lot of research and I will have one symptom of one thing and one symptom of another. No one I know can even give me decent advice on what it could be and until I either give in and go to ER or if my doctor can get me in I need some reassurance what this is and if I'll be okay. I can not deal with this pain, I have to get up and take care of my one year old being a single mother and I work 6 days a week! What should I do? Prolly won't be able to get into doc. For a couple weeks because im a new patient and the doctor is super busy. Any advice is SOO appreciated. ******************************************************************** Welcome to Spine-Health
It would be very helpful if you could provide us with more details. 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,
Here are some questions that you should answer:
- When did this first start?
- Was it the result of an accident or trauma?
- What doctors have you seen? (Orthopedic, Neurosurgeon, Spine Specialist, etc)
- What Conservative treatments have you had? Which ones?
- What diagnostic tests have you had? And their results (MRI, CTScan, XRay, EMG, etc)
- What medications are you currently using? (details, dosage, frequency, etc)
- 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?
Providing answers to questions like this will give the member community here a better understanding
of your situation and make it easier to respond.
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Everything that is posted here is based on personal experiences and perhaps additional research.
As such, no member is permitted to provide
- Analysis or interpretation of any diagnostic test (ie MRI, CTscan, Xray, etc)
- Medical advice of any kind
- Recommendations in terms of Medications, Treatments, Exercises, etc
What could be good for someone could spell disaster for another.
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 areI’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 its like a game of clue. Especially, when the diagnostic tests come back negative – no trouble found! Then its 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 :
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