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Back Pain!!!

I had a nerve conduct test several days ago and for about two days my pain was so bad I layed in bed with the most excruciating pain I layed in bed asking God to take me back and I contleplated suicide. They said the one test was barely noticeable but they didn't run a EMR. Am scared because of more excruciating pain. I already suffer great pain everyday but so so bad after the test!! Anyone's opinion?


  • Hi, if you feel such an excruciating pain you need to take something to relieve the pain. Contemplating about the suicide happens when you have such a kind of pain, but it is not a solution. Even if you do not have a chronic pain and take medications regularly, go to the ER if you fell such a pain you described. If you have medications, consult your doctor to increase the dosage in order to get relieved of pain.
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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    Are you seeing a spinal specialist who interprets the tests for you?
    Does the specialist manage your pain?

    As Henry mentioned, above, when you have pain level that high...well, I have gone to ER. The body needs relief.
    Since working with pain management doctor/neurologist, I have not needed ER.

    Not sure about your testing. I had EMG..that may be your nerve conducting test. I'm not sure. If so, mine didn't hurt at all, but was revealing in discovering issues.
    Another example of different responses from different individuals.

    I am not familiar with EMR...even after looking it up.

    Re' your desperation and contemplating suicide....please don't take that lightly.

    Doctor needs to know everything that is happening with you and that includes your thoughts of hopelessness.
    Even though chronic pain often pairs up with depression...it isn't to be accepted as normal.
    It should be included in symptoms, at the very least, and be getting relief.

    You don't really say how long you have been suffering, but the sooner to receive treatment for hopelessness...the better able you will be to better cope with the pain.

    For this too I would suggest a specialist, meaning a psychiatrist. You may need meds....and maybe not for life....but to get you through whatever transition you're going through with the pain. Doctor may think you would benefit from talk therapy.
    That can help,you with tips on how to change the thinking, maintain the healthy thinking....
    And many are very helpful with working with the feelings of hopelessness that can occur with chronic pain

    I have depression, even prior to the out of control pain change in my life. I would have meds tweaked or changed esp during my most painful stages. For my situation, I will probably continue for the rest of my life.
    But these last two and half years, my mind has had the most healthy thinking...of my entire life.

    When I would entertain thoughts of suicide, even while working with doctor and therapy...I would call suicide hotline ...many times. Just to tell my thoughts, like get it off my chest...listen to someone and their perspective...and much of it was a great distraction to get my mind back on track to healthy thinking.

    All my doctors know of each other and general knowledge of all my issues.

    Please tell doctor all you are feeling. You can call your doctor and leave message with the nurse so doctor is informed and give your situation immediate attention.

    You're not alone .......hang in there!
    Please keep us posted on how you're doing
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