I'm new but have been stalking this site for a while now. I was hoping someone had a similar issue and they can relate.
For a year now I have been having pain in my lower back. My GP sent me directly to a PM after seeing my xrays & MRI(placed me on vicoden & flexeril). First my PM said it was facet joint arthritis he also stated that my symptoms related to a herniated disc but the MRI didnt show it, so I had 3 injections in my facet joints...didn't help. I fell in my garage on my butt 3 weeks after my 3rd injection (xrays again, nothing broken). My pain of course got worse. During that time at every appointment he would ask me if I was still working, I was. Everything was going down hill fast as far as my pain & getting around. He decided to send me to PT for 5 weeks for aqua therapy & suggested I take time off work to rest, de-stress & attend therapy (I work nights & my husband agreed it would be good). PT TOTALLY made everything worse. I completed PT & went back for my follow up and advised my PM about my pain being worse (it's now going down my right leg and my right hip is on fire constantly. He made me an appt. to come back in a week for an epidural & said he didn't trust my MRI once again and said he may order a new one but didn't. First epidural down and still no relief, Epidural two down now and worse than before, PM stated he may order a discogram he still believes my discs are to blame. I go back next week for a follow up. I am still not working (3 months now) I cannot go shopping alone, driving any distance is not happening, housework is being done by my daughter (well, some of it) I cannot move somedays at all. My life is in the pitts! To top it off last night my left side started hurting as bad as my right side has all this time (down the leg, hip is extremely painful, cannnot bend down & pick anything up, cannot sit, stand or walk very long, knee pain, buttock pain) I am now on morphine, vicoden for breakthrough pain & flexeril. I can be always be found with an ice pack on any one of the above mentioned areas or with tens unit turned up as far as it will go (i have maxed it out) Sorry this is so lengthy but I am at my witts end and am willing to try anything new to get rid of my pain. I have never taken any pain meds before or had an tests; injections like i have had to experience in the past year. I hate them all but am willing to do anything to be able to walk and be pain free again. Has anyone here experienced this pain and constant craziness?