ok so i am 21 (i have another thread goin upper back pain affecting every aspect of life) but anyways i had a microdiscectomy partial hemi-laminectomy at L5/S1 level on the left side about 4 months ago i have degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and retrolisthesis. my right side is also messed up it was just less prominent than my left side.
well my upper back has been in excruciating pain radiating to my ribs with severe burning sensations nd the burning dont stop. severe headaches and feels like i have a bowling ball on each shoulder. today my right side of lower back started bothering me along with the leg pain and tingling and numbness of my foot and my back on my right side is sore to the touch and sore right above my tailbone and its started goin numb but i can still feel the pain in my bone there, jus started all of a sudden like my left side started out of nowhere before surgery.
i had an mri of my upper back wednesday and it came back normal. but something is causing the pain and burning its not in my head i know when i am hurting. but my family/friends dont understand because they dont feel the pain i am feeling.
well i been doing some research on things and yes i know there are plenty of things that have similar symptoms as other things. is it wrong that i am interested in my physical health? i am 21 and it worries me. one of my friends said you cant look up stuff and diagnose yourself! im not diagnosing myself, just looking to suggest things to be checked for because some drs will say nothing is wrong because ur mri was normal. i am very worried because i have a 1 year old daughter and i want to know whats going on so i can get treatment for whatever it may be. because i wana be at my best as a mother to her. yes i am depressed because of all my pain, but they dont know till they walk a mile in my shoes. but just because i am researching things doesnt mean i am a hypochondriac. i am jus seriously worried, im no dr and not even trying to diagnose myself. my pain is very untolerable my NS released me acted like he didnt care so currently i have no meds to take for the pain besides robaxin 750 mg and it doesnt touch my pain. i just want to know what kind of options my pain could be coming from...what do i need to do? is it wrong or hypochondriatic that i am just a person looking for problems it could be? any advice would be greatly appreciated on what to do...i am not crazy there is something goin on i know it just like i knew with my lower back..help me out guys i need some answers please