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Old 09-28-2008, 09:41 PM   #1
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please help My back hurts all the time but it's unbearable when i walk or stand up fo

please help My back hurts all the time but it's unbearable when i walk or stand up for long..I had a transverse fractureof my L1 but that should have healed it's been 5 months now sence my injury..also I am 29 years old my back hurts all the time and bad but it's unbearable when i walk or stand up too long and also some time my legs get weak..and i get like really bad charlie horses in my stomache and back too..I want to live a normal life again were i can go walking around and do work at home and it's makeing me depressed..Also when they did a CT scan when iI had my back injury they said everything looks good i just have a transverse fracture of my L1 my doctor is trying to get me into a MRI but what if it shows nothing?I feel hopeless..and helpless...I am worried that they can not helpme the doctors and I will have to suffer..I hurt everyday but it's really unbearable it feels like my back is breaking inhalf when i walk i even tried swimming same thing..

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Old 09-29-2008, 11:24 AM   #2
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Re: please help My back hurts all the time but it's unbearable when i walk or stand u

Hi Angel, Welcome to the board! I am sorry you are having so much pain!!

You may have herniated a disc after the fracture-any number of things could have happend. I know you are young and want your life back-I was 45 and wanted mine back too!

I would jump on the MRI in a second if you have insurance! It can show alot of things! Canyour GP refer you to a Spine Specialist? It may not even be your back but could be a refered pain from something else.

If your doctor is blowing you off thenyou might have to change but if he/she is wanting ti di further tests than the sooner the better!

Let us know how you are doing!

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Old 09-29-2008, 02:45 PM   #3
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Re: please help My back hurts all the time but it's unbearable when i walk or stand u

Thank You For Your Adice..and God Bless You ..I Am Sorry You Are Also Having Pain As Well..Do You Think It Could Be Relayed Too A Pintch Nerve? I Am Not For Sure..I Feel Like My Family Do Not Understand What I Am Going Through..I Have Mood Swings Also..the Pain Makes me Angry And I Take It Out Love Ones..I Know I Shouldn't But It's Not Fair I Am Young And I Feel Like A Very Old Lady.. What If They Can't Find Anything On The Mri? What Next I Can Not Live Like This No Way..I Would Be Better Off Dead Then To Live Through This Pain..It Gets So Bad That I Would Rather Have Hard Labor Pains Then This Pain..I Walked Just Around The Cornor And It HurtS So Bad I Stoped Like 3 Times Before I Got Home And Then I Went To Sit Down Omgosh The Pain Was So Bad When I Tried To Sit my Back Got Really Stiff And Pain Went Right Up My Spine..Also my legs they feel funny also..Like my legs are there but not there..after walking sitting down is unbearable .. I scream when I sit after walking a short distance..I mean do not get me wrong it hurts all the time on a scale 1 to 10 when i am not doing anything it's about a 6 1/2..When i am doing things it's about 12 off the scale tolally..And yes i have insurance but i have to wait for a few months to see if my insurance will aprove or denides it then i have to replay again until they approve me for my MRI...I will be sure to update you on that..And again thank you so much for your advice and support..And about that back specailist i am not sure if my doctor wants too i do not think she believes me or maybe i am wrong..

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Old 09-29-2008, 03:25 PM   #4
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Re: please help My back hurts all the time but it's unbearable when i walk or stand u

I would definitely get an MRI as soon as possible. Sometimes if you tell them you're in pain and need this, they will give you a quick appointment. Then it takes 2-3 days for them to gather the results. Try to make a doctors appointment for as soon as possible after that. I'd also try to get on some pain medication, it really does make a difference and should definitely allow you to move easier. Since you seem to be in a good deal of pain, I'd try calling your doctors office tomorrow to see if they can call you in some medication so you have it until you see him. If you think you can deal with the pain, then wait until you see the doctor, but there is really no reason to wait in pain. Being in pain and waiting for an appointment to come, especially one that isn't anytime soon, is a hard thing to do so try to avoid it.

As for it being a pinched nerve, I had a pinched nerve and it mainly caused pain in my left leg. If you have any leg pain, that could be a sign of a pinched nerve.

As I said, the best thing for you to do is get on some pain medication and get an mri. The longer you wait, the worse it will get, and the harder it will be to get an appointment. Trust me, I've had three back surgeries and still no success, waiting too long can turn it into an even bigger problem.

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Old 09-29-2008, 06:35 PM   #5
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Re: please help My back hurts all the time but it's unbearable when i walk or stand u

[QUOTE=eddieJ85;3745308]I would definitely get an MRI as soon as possible. Sometimes if you tell them you're in pain and need this, they will give you a quick appointment. Then it takes 2-3 days for them to gather the results. Try to make a doctors appointment for as soon as possible after that. I'd also try to get on some pain medication, it really does make a difference and should definitely allow you to move easier. Since you seem to be in a good deal of pain, I'd try calling your doctors office tomorrow to see if they can call you in some medication so you have it until you see him. If you think you can deal with the pain, then wait until you see the doctor, but there is really no reason to wait in pain. Being in pain and waiting for an appointment to come, especially one that isn't anytime soon, is a hard thing to do so try to avoid it.

As for it being a pinched nerve, I had a pinched nerve and it mainly caused pain in my left leg. If you have any leg pain, that could be a sign of a pinched nerve.

As I said, the best thing for you to do is get on some pain medication and get an mri. The longer you wait, the worse it will get, and the harder it will be to get an appointment. Trust me, I've had three back surgeries and still no success, waiting too long can turn it into an even bigger problem.[/QUOTE]
(well the problem is my doctor won't see until my appointments witch are every 2 months and I am on meds i am taking oxycodone they work alittle but not alot and my doctor has were I take 1 pill in the morning and 1 of a night but it wears off then my pain is back again harder...i mean the meds help alittle..she wanted me on some patch that numbs my back but i perfer not to go that rount becouse what if i hurt my back more and does not feel it..really I have no pain in legs too much..And if i call my doctor to tell her the problem she wont see me she tells me to go to my local hospitial but I do not want to see too many doctors about my back. I do not know what to do i try to tell my doctor my problems and she acts like in somewhat she does not believe me..She is trying to sit me up with a MRI but like i said my insurance i have wait and see if they approve me or not and then apply again..It's basically the waiting game and it's driving me nuts!!I wish it go away..sooner then later!!What do you all think it might be??please help and thank you for the advice and godbless you all!!!and I am sorry you all are haveing back problems as well..

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