My name is Heather, Im only 30 yrs old and have had chronic back pain for over 5 years. I have lower backpain and thoracic pain and not one single freaking diagnosis on WHY i am in pain! I had an MRI but they didn't do my whole spine like they said they would, just my lower which just showed 'wear and tear' ?? I've been to pointless physio therapy, and i keep going back and complaining to my dr with no answer.
I also have sciatic pain, numbness/tinlging in my hands and legs, burning sensations in my right thigh. I was diagnosed with a slipped disk from a chiropractor in the US, but no tests to confirm. Then I saw a chiroprator in the UK where i live now who said I had luxated vertebrae (again, no test to confirm), my physio said I was loose jointed, I've tried massages (made it worse due to my loose-jointedness), acupuntcure, chiroprators, spiritual healers, and medication (which seems to be the norm her in the UK-the drs all want to pump you full of drugs instead of finding an answer and fixing it!)
They've prescribed me with valium (which does nothing for the pinched-nerve like pain in my thoracic)and diclofenac (which again does nothing for the pain). I cant take codience or any remote relative of codiene (if something sits next to codeine on a shelf I'll swell up LOL) or I get a serious allergic reaction, so traditional pain relievers are out. What is one to do?
Over here in the UK you cant just go to a specialist w/out a referral, and getting them to send you to one is like pulling teeth (due to 'free' healthcare-no one wants to spend money sending you to someone who might find the answer. It seems they all want to look at each symptom instead of thinking they could all be related :??
Im so depressed, my sleep patterns are awful, im cranky and can never get comfy no matter what i do. it SUCKS! :''( :''(
I dont know what to do or where to go anymore
SIGH! Thanks for reading my little rant-i know most of you know what it is like trying to find answers or atleast some relief!