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Old 03-17-2005, 04:30 PM   #1
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i'm 23 and have lower back pain ALL the time :-(

i feel so down, i hate being in pain all the time, my back has been hurting me for months now and my doc does nothing. she said its from exercising and said to stop exercising. i haven't exercised in like 2 weeks so i know its not from that. i got xrays done like 7 months ago but nothing showed. shoudl i go for another xray? i dont know what is wrong, its really got me down so depressing :-(

 
Old 03-17-2005, 05:05 PM   #2
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Re: i'm 23 and have lower back pain ALL the time :-(

When I was about 20 I hurt my back lifting weights and I had pain for about a year. It did finally go away. I would suggest you get an MRI done if you haven't. If it was just an Xray then they cannot see if there is any damage to the discs in the back. Get a different doctor if the one you have will not do anything about it. Make sure to really let that new doctor know how long you have had pain and that you cannot live like this anymore. They see so many patients every day that I don't think they really notice sometimes. So you have to make them notice and listen to you.

 
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Old 03-17-2005, 05:06 PM   #3
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Re: i'm 23 and have lower back pain ALL the time :-(

Hi,

Sorry you are suffering. All of us here know that awful pain. You say there were x-rays months ago, but didn't say if your doc was the primary care of if you saw an ortho or neuro doc regarding your pain. If neither, would recommend that you find an ortho or neuro surgeon (no need to see general neuro who doesn't do surgery, and then have to start all over if surgery should be needed. If you've been reading many posts you know that if you are having back problem, I recommend that the neuro or ortho doc you see be a spine specialists instead of general.

I would also recommend that you sign out the earlier films of your back and take them with you. Sometimes they can spot mild changes which help in the diagnosis. Sincerely hope that you will move quickly in seeing someone who specializes in the spine because if you have a pinched nerve (likely) the longer it stays under pressure the less likely one has for complete relief of pain or numbness.

Best wishes for success in seeing a spine doc quickly and hope you get good news that it is something that can be remedied easily, perhaps with injections. Would not recommend someone other than spine specialist do injections in the back area.

Let us know how things are going.

 
Old 03-17-2005, 05:59 PM   #4
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Re: i'm 23 and have lower back pain ALL the time :-(

regime:

I was reading another one of your posts on another board and you started out where I did, cysts. They thought that my pain was cysts, but in the end, it turned out to be SI Dysfunction. The ligament that runs around from the lower back to the groin, was torn. This whacked my SI joint and caused arthritis in my back. The SI Dysfunction won't show on a X-Ray or MRI. They do a simple leg raise test. You don't even have to go to the doctor to have it diagnosed. You can have a friend do it for you. Lie on your back (on the side of the bed), legs straight out, have someone stand beside you while you raise your leg staight into the air. They will have their hand on your SI joint (where the dimple in your butt is on the same side that you had the pain in the groin area). If it hurts like heck when you raise your leg, you might have SI Dysfunction, or just tight ham strings.

I would have never put groin and back pain together, but one of my doctors finally did after I had a work related accident. I had spent years complaining of the groin pain. They just kept sending me to the GYN. The GYn just could not understand why removing the cysts didn't stop the pain.

When you go to a spine center, their job is to find your pain. Make sure that you tell them about the cysts.

take care,


 
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