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I need some serious help in understanding....

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
Hi my name is Heather and I am 32. I am a single mom of 5 children all under the age of 10. I just recently started a massage business with my current boyfriend. My life has gotten extremely hard. I can hardly work at all! I have had back pain for about 12 years. At the first it was just the feeling of being "stuck" on my back in bed at night. I would get up and have a hard time walking. I would maybe have a day or two of pain and difficulty but that was about it. I never saw a doctor of any kind for it. Then this past year, I was going to school to become a massage therapist. In my very last week of school I started getting pain down my left leg. It progressively got worse with each day until the pain was so bad I went to the er. They did nothing for me other than a shot of toradol. Which did nothing. I then started to see a chiropractor which helped for a bit. I then one day after unloading groceries agitated my back so bad that the pain was unbearable. I have pain all down my left leg to my foot. Over the days the pain even got worse. I went to the er again and they only gave me pain relief while I was there. Then sent me home with anti inflammatories and muscle relaxers. No Pain Meds!!! I didn't understand why I could be in so much pain and no one would help me.I then developed numbness in the side of my left leg and my whole left foot. I went to a doctor and she treated me like a drug seeker. I had an x ray done and then an mri. I am now waiting to see if I get approved to the spinal clinic. I don't know what to do. I have tried so many things for the pain. I have my good days but mostly they are bad. I need to work to support my kids! This is just the most awful pain I have ever had! People just have no idea what it is like to have this pain. Should I think of surgery as an option? Please someone help me! :(


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