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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi, my name is Lacey Buchanan and I am 21 years old. I am a newly wed (6 months this month) and I live in TN.
I have been suffering from mild back pain for about 2 years now which I attribute to my job as a server for the last 5 years. Recently, the pain has gotten worse and moved into my legs. I am almost unable to walk at times. My husband and I don't have health insurance, so before I go to a doctor, I want to know what I am dealing with. I am here to find some relief and an answer!


  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. congratulations on your new marriage. <:P i have been married almost 30 years and am more in love now than the day we met. he asked me to marry him the first week after we met. so i digress enough. my point was you love can grow under these conditions!! :X i was this way when we met!! i would tell you that seeing your gp might be your best bet and the least expensive doctor to see. :? you could get an x-ray that way and some info on basic back care. if you are unable to work you should not ignore your pain warnings. keep good records as you start looking for a diagnosis as you may need disability somewhere down the road. while you are in here check out "Conditions" at the top of the forum page for some info on what you may be feeling. there are some good medications out now for nerve pain in the legs. your general practitioner could help you with that as well. good luck as you seek treatment. you might look under "Health Insurance" and check out the thread about "Teaching Hospitals." it is an option you might have to consider. Jenny :)
  • Are you anywhere near a teaching hospital? If so you can get very good care there and they will charge you according to your income. Sometimes it really takes some time in order to get a good diagnosis with back pain. Unless it is something like a ruptured disc or something else that will show on xray or MRI. Good luck to you and please keep us posted.
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  • I sent you a private message about a place that I think could help you. I wasn't sure that I should post it here so I thought it better to send you a message. My mother was also a server for many years. I don't know how you guys do what you do. I tried it and had to quit because I couldn't keep orders straight to save my life. :))) Have you tried any shoe inserts that will give you some added support or orthotic shoes? They cost a lot but are worth it if it if you are on your feet all day.
    We are here for support when you need us.
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