I have chronic lower back pain, herniated L5-S1, nerve referral down both legs and muscle spasms everywhere. I am currenty having severe muscle spasms in my neck from the way I have to sit. I have a horrible headache (the domino effect) directly related to my lower back. I had to leave work after only 20 minutes this morning.
It's not that this is pain I haven't been in for a long time although I'd say it's one of the worst days I've had in a while.
I've never been to the hospital for my back pain, ever. It's no an emergency, I'm not dying, but WHEN DOES A GIRL DESERVE SOME RELIEF?
I would probably just get labeled a drug seeker because I'm only 21. I have a copy of my most recent MRI dated September 4, 2008.
Do I go? I can't stop crying so that says I should go but I'm just apprehensive about the hospital making me cry worse.
Thanks for reading...