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Old 01-30-2005, 04:24 PM   #1
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Back pain questions?

I have been having back pain for about 4 weeks now. I told my doctor at my last visit and she didn,t even ask any questions about my back or check it, she attributes my back pain to lifting my daughter, which I rarely do. So the last few weeks I have been doing basically no lifting. It is a lower back pain, which gets worse upon sitting for any length depending on the position and it gets bad if I stand in one spot without moving much, which I have to do at work. When I sit or stand it gets like a burning feeling, and when I get up and move around out of that position, I can stretch a bit and it seems to get rid of the burning sensation, if I walk the pain does not burn in my back, but I always seem to have the pain although its not aweful bad until it gets to the burning point. I have had some health problems in the last 8 months and I think the doctor is tired of seeing me, it feels like shes brushing me off andI really would like to find out whats wrong and shes not listening to me. Any suggestions as a first step to get her rolling. Thanks Sandra

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Old 01-30-2005, 10:36 PM   #2
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Re: Back pain questions?

Hi there,
Seems to me that you need to find yourself a new doctor. If you want to stay with your doctor than I would suggest that you make an appt right away and tell her that it isn't getting any better and you would like to have an MRI done. Once you have your MRI and you have determined what your pain is all about, you may want to consider finding yourself a good orthopedic or neurosurgeon. In the meantime some physiotherapy may be very helpfull. Take care of yourself and keep me posted with your progress. Good luck. Kristy.

Old 01-30-2005, 11:37 PM   #3
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Re: Back pain questions?

If the pain is coming from the very low back, by tailbone, it's probably the sciatic nerve that is involved. I had the same thing in the spring & went to PT and they fixed it. Sitting is the worst thing for the sciatic nerve.

Wanted to add, yes it is a burning pain too.

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Old 01-31-2005, 06:40 AM   #4
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Re: Back pain questions?

I have been thinking about changing doctors but I am up in Ontario Canada and in my area there is a real shortage of doctors about 1500 people in my area have no doctor. In order to get an MRI you have to see a specialist, and I basicaaly had to beg to get her to send me to a specialist last time for dizziness I had, had for 4 months. I feel like I am hitting my head against a wall with her, I can,t get her to listen to me and I can,t switch doctors either. Sandra

Old 01-31-2005, 06:49 AM   #5
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Re: Back pain questions?

Sorry I forgot to ask. What type of doctor do you see if you are having back problems. I see a neurologist for a dizziness problem I was having,but I,m not sure if he has anything to do with spine problems. Sandra

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