Had an MRI a few years back and I know for sure that L3-L5 are herniated. I did fairly well for a few years but am now having severe back pain, especially since having an ESI.
I know I need to get another MRI done, no question about that, but I've had a bad onset of tailbone pain these last few days. The bottom of my back feels like its on fire and I have this really strong but dull pain in my tailbone. Does anyone have a clue what would be causing that? Would the lumbar cause that pain?
I am taking morphine and vicodin for pain, it's not touching it. Flexeril is stopping some of the spams but I don't know what else to do in the intermin till I can get into a doctor to have it checked again.
I have just been thru physical therapy for the SI joint in the low back, it was a burning pain like you describe. I also went the PT for a herniated thoracic disc just over 4 years ago & have been able to avoid surgery due to PT so far. You might want to ask your doctor to let you try PT. I had horrible results from a chiro, they only made the pain worse. PT's are so much better trained & really know what they are doing to help you & also give you things you can do to help yourself the rest of your life, unlike chiros who keep you coming back for adjustments month after month. It's worth a try, I was willing to try everything before having surgery.
It's not really feeling out of place its just this really contants strong but dull pain.
I can't do a Chiro I have a syndrome called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome where my joints will dislocate on their own and it's even worse if a chiro tries anything. They usually end up dislocating nearly every joint they touch. A simple yawn will dislocate my jaw that's how lax the joints are.
Therapy is a good suggestion that I can do I honestly don't feel I'm at the point of having to need surgery, or at least I hope not!