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Lower back pain that is unbearable
Quick story about myself.
Always been fairly active... high school and college athlete. Those days are long gone and now I am an avid golfer.
I have been experiencing back pain for probably about a year now, but chalked it up to being 29 years old with alot of miles on my body as far as sports and everything. Disregarded it and took my tylenol.
Long story short, the pain is getting so bad that I cannot do every day things including playing with my 5 month old son without being in crazy pain. My latest issue below:
New Years Day - playing golf... got to hole 5 and made a swing and the pain I experienced was unlike anything I have ever felt. I ruptured my achilles and this pain I felt was 10 times worse. It was the normal lower back pain that I have been feeling, but it was far worse this time.
This time, my entire right side went numb/tingly feeling and I literally felt like I was going to do #2 on myself. Like, I couldnt control it. Weird... I know.
While all of this was happening, I had been waiting on a call back to get my MRI set up with sedation (I know, I am a big baby). However, I was rather alarmed, so I called the on-call PCP and he said get to the emergency room and to not wait around for an MRI.
Went to the emergency room and they did several tests on me, including the MRI with sedation. Results were in and all they could really see was ALOT of muscle inflammation which was pressing into the nerve. However, they didnt feel that it should cause me to have "that bad" of pain nor the numbness on the entire right side.
Off to the spine specialist I go... talked with him, he confirmed the MRI showed muscle inflammation, arthritis and thats about it. Nothing "too serious"... However, he felt that there could be a nerve issue in my neck or something going on up there. He did several range of motion tests on my neck and didnt like what he saw. Therefore, he sent me for a CT Scan on my neck and head. He did give me a steroid pack and pain medicine (Tramadol), but I have not felt the slightest improvement.
Sorry to be so long winded, but I am awaiting results on those CT Scans and praying I get answers.
Anyone have the same or similar symptoms?
This pain is darn near unbearable.