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I am almost 40 years old. I have had back pain off and on for years. But for the past year it is Not manageable. The only thing that seemed to help what's the steroids pills they gave me. I'm afraid to bend over I'm afraid to do normal things like vacuuming or Sweeping the floors. It takes me 20 to 30 minutes just to get out of bed in the morning from the back pain. Then a few days ago after making my bed I went to take a step and I had no leg from the hip down it's like it was non existent. I have had an MRI done and it shows no issues. They did lab work and it showed that all of my inflammation markers were off the chart high. So the back doctor sent me to the rheumatoid doctor. The rheumatoid doctor touched my lower back and says to me
" O you're just sensitive ".
Being over sensitive would not explain how the lower portion of my back right above the butt crack up the length of my hand,and as wide. Swells up when I'm in major pain. About the size of a large softball. And almost looks brewst. The pain starts in the center of my lower back in radiates outward left and right and it stops at the top of my butt cheek hip area on both sides. The one doctor said it was sciatica the other 1 said it would have shown up in the MRI if it was sciatica and a did not nothing showed up in the MRI. Can anyone please give me some direction on where to go here. The doctors keep tossing me Back-and-forth to each other. I refuse to take pain medications or muscle relaxer just to throw medicine at the problem. I want To know what is causing this pain and if they can fix it. And if they can't then I will take the medication. But I really would prefer to deal with the pain then be drugged up. There are days I can't do anything. And then there's days that I feel like I did 5 years ago but just mild pain. But mostly severe pain. Walking sets it off standing sets it off. I wish there was a way to post the pictures of how my lower back gets on here. The doctors Will not even look at my pictures that I had my husband and kids take. I just need someone to give me some advice here.