I can barely pronounce this!
:confused Almost a year ago, I all of a sudden began having bad lower back pain...I have no idea what caused it (I had not lifted anything heavy, etc), but I was in extreme pain when trying to bend over, etc. I went to the dr. and they put me on pain medicine (ultram), and muscle relaxers for 2-3 weeks. The pain partially did go away. Then, about two months ago, the pain mysteriously came back. I went back to the dr. who put me on basically the same sorts of meds. and also had me go for an x-ray of my lower back. Well, the x-ray was inconclusive. The pain subsided, but never really disappeared, and a few days ago my back hurt really bad. I went back to the dr. (this time saw another dr. in the practice...this dr. also has back problems, so he understands what I'm going thru).
From his evaluation, he told me that I have Kyphosis with Hperlordosis & chronic low back syndrome. Is this some sort of osteoporosis? I'm only 41 years old!
Anyway, he's going to send me for a Thoracic/dorsal x-ray (since I never had my upper back x-rayed), then also an MRI. He want me to go ahead and go for physical therapy also, since that can't hurt...exercise, ultrasound and massage 2-3 times a week for 1 month. He went ahead and prescribed Celebrex for me to take twice a day. Does this sound like the usual first line of treatment?
First of all, has anyone ever heard of what he diagnosed me with? Secondly, I'm really upset since I'm not that old to be having these problems. Sorry this post is so long!