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I am having horrible issues with my L5 down into the S1, I have always had some pain and once in a great while some serious pain. I am about to turn 35 I have 5 kids youngest of them 15 months. I am a single mother so I am desperate at this point. I went to the ER after waking up and being unable to move from the waist down without so much pain it brought tears right away (3 of my children born naturally without pain medication.
I couldn't put pressure on my feet unsupported by my bed, so I made it around the front of footboard only to lose control of my bladder I didn't know that I needed to go that bad one minute I didn't have to go the next there was no holding it. I went right there where I stood hunched over crying cleaned myself up and crawled back into bed. I had to call off work that morning I couldn't get out of bed. I had to call for help with the baby because I couldn't pick her up.
Anyway, I went to the ER and sat and stood for 5 hours before being checked in and brought to a bed. I was in excruciating pain, tears falling and still trying to not pester the nurses or Doctor until they were ready to see me. I sat for another hour changing positions in the bed sitting and standing and walking. Until I was in so much pain I had an anxiety attack and started to panic and cry uncontrollably.
That is when I hit the call button ( I hadn't even met my nurse yet let alone a Doctor it took the call button to get the nurse in the room) He asked what pain meds I take at home I said aleve or IB Profin since I don't and won't take narcotic painkillers.
He said he was going to get the Doctor to see me, another 45 minutes passed before I eventually walked out AMA because I couldn't sit there anymore.
I followed up with my PCP who then ordered a STAT MRI... which no one could perform until Saturday, 5 days later. SO they send me back to the same ER for the MRI... this time it only took about 2 hours. because I told them what had happened the night before....
it has been about 3 weeks since then I was feeling better woke up this morning even worse now it hurts to the touch and I am just at my wits end they said my compression wasn't as bad as they thought I never really got a good read of the MRI I tried to reschedule my PCP appointment and they rescheduled several times.
Finally, I had to tell them I needed to find a new doctor since no one seemed to be concerned with my care. I can't stand being treated like a med seeker I just want to know what is wrong. I think they are either afraid I want pain meds or don't want to be bothered because they can't give them to me.
I am sitting here in tears praying my daughter sleeps long and well.. I just can't be the mother
It hurts to put my chin on my chest in my lower spine straight through my tailbone
it hurts to dorsi-flex my foot pulling my toes towards my shines
It hurts to bend passed 45 degrees
It hurts to lift my legs
It hurts for me to put pressure on my legs
It hurts to the touch which is new
I just can't
Someone give me some advice please a type of Doctor to call what you have done in the past
I know something is wrong, that feeling of knowing something is wrong and the doctors can't or wont see it... or it is hiding I am just lost