So here I am. Newbie introduced to the real world of pain and sufferring. THIS is what I would with upon my enemies...lower back pain and sciatica...
So I am in montreal Canada and faced with trying to:
A/ get a go to order an MRI
B/ find a place with a short waiting list. The one doc who
agreed said it was a 9 month wait at that hospital. She suggested that I try smaller hospitals
So should I be calling around hospitals and inquiring as to the wait time for an MRI? Does one simply ask and obtain thi
My current condition has it that I am in relatively good shape at 5'11 and 160-165 lbs. I am...42.
I have always been fairly active except for short periods in my life. I used to play a lot of street hockey.
I started biking to work and this is when I first started feeling pain in my back.
Three weeks ago things started to get worse. Starting with sciatica.
Last friday I barely finished my work week. A new job. Great new job. No private insurance yet and I have to
be off work now. I am poor and a parent of a wonderful almost 5 year old boy.
Any advice, tips, tricks would be appreciated. I have always been pretty fit and flexible.since friday I couldn't walk sit or lie down without pain. I found three positions that work. On back in the known comfort position, on all fours and on back with left left elavated. That it.
I can give up sports easy. I am used to and miss exercising, strengthening at home.
Without a prior dignosis I will not let Chiro nor myself 'mess with the unknown'. Especially whereas MY back is concerned.
So how can I expidite things here, what can I do?
Btw after 2 full days of complete rest I was able to walk little, stand up a little albeit gingerly and not for long.
As soon as I seemed to forget about it though, symptom came back and here I am making this post.
I do now believe in burying the pain with meds. To me that is asking for more severe injury.
The back pain seems to be very low in my spine, kinda feel electric/scraping feeling in the coxus part of the spine when
I make a movement with my left leg that isolates the injured area.
Feeling fragile James in KTP