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i was dropped onto the gym floor from a standing position 17 years ago during a dance competition. The pain was unreal. Parents NEVER took me to the doctor. I was 5 ft 1 in at the time. I have had pain since, although it used to be much more tolerable and sporadic. My pain had become unbearable the last few years. I can not bend over without extreme pain in my lower back, I truly feel “stuck.” My legs and arms fall asleep very fast from doing anything simple, such as talking on the phone. I vacuumed my living room yesterday morning and I am still feeling it. I can not lay on my back or stomach as I will have intense pain.
I had an MRI a few weeks ago for which my doctor’s nurse stated it came back normal. I requested the imaging and reports to get a second opinion. I am looking for somewhere that does a sitting MRI. Waiting on the results of my standing Xrays to compare to my last set of xrays.
My doctor wants to send me to pain management, for which I wanted to avoid as I refuse to have cortisone shots as they do not work for me. The longest one worked was 6 days:(
Should I request a referral to see an orthopedic? Or what kind of doctor would best suit longtime pain that has gotten progressively worse and unbearable.
My quality of life is crap!!!