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Past trauma causes current pain

BillcostBBillcost Posts: 2
edited 02/12/2015 - 1:50 AM in Lower Back Pain
i am new to the forum. i was hit in the back around 1982. the hit was on the right side of the back just above the buttocks and maybe a little of the very top of the buttocks. the thing i remember is a strong burning sensation more than pain. i rested for a week or so and then continued to do my normal work which was construction for about two years. a lot of claiming up and down ladders and the like. my work change to video production with a lot of equipment set-up kind of work. i kind of forgot about my back until about 15 years later. then it started to hurt. in the exact spot where i was hit. it has really bothered me since. why would it come back so many years later?

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it would be very helpful if you could provide us with more details. so many times we read about members who have different tests and they all come back negative. isolating spinal problems can almost be like the game of clue. the more clues and information you provide, the better chances in finding out what is wrong,
here are some questions that you should answer:
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i’ve had this for years, it hurts, i cant move my shoulder – what could this be, what treatment should i get?

diagnosing spinal problems can be very difficult. in many ways its like a game of clue. especially, when the diagnostic tests come back negative – no trouble found! then its up to the patient and the doctor to start digging deeper. the doctor is like a detective. they need clues to help them move along. so, you as the patient need to provide the doctor with all sorts of clues. that is like it is here. without having information about a condition, its impossible for anyone here to try to help.

--- ron dilauro, spine-health system moderator : 02/12/15 07:50


  • BillcostBBillcost Posts: 2
    edited 02/12/2015 - 3:31 AM
    Well it started 15 years after 1982 which would've been 1997 .Like I said it was from a trauma. I've seen orthopedic surgeons who did an MRI which showed I had one nerve completely pinched off and two that were three quarters of the way pinched off in the very low back. They say it is stenosis. They don't think surgery will help. I've been on pain medication for the last 15 years. Did not like them, stopped them twice and I am currently not taking any. There is no real plan for anything in the future. I was really just wondering about the delay between the trauma and the pain. Also the strong burning sensation when the trauma happened. I did go to the emergency room when the trauma happened the doctor said nothing was broken, just rest my back. The current doctors think it's the stenosis the causes the pain but I'm not so sure.
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