Originally Posted by Hurdy
Hi, First let me say that it could be a possibility that your nausea is coming from the pain. Also, from the symptoms you are describing and with the x-ray showing changes in your spine i would almost say that it could be a strong possibility that you may have a herniated disc which would also be pinching nerves. The symptoms of your hands going numb, headaches, the pain worsening upon standing, walking turning and bending sound like a herniated disc. I would most definately encourage your doc to order a MRI of the Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar spine. The MRI would show a whole lot more than a general x-ray. I would also say that with your x-ray showing changes within your spine that are not normal for your age, that would be enough to warrant for the doc to order an MRI for you. I know this may sound weird, but it is not out of the realm of possibilities that the pain you are experiencing on both of your sides could be coming from a herniated disc. I have seen on several occasions where people have had the herniated discs and were experiencing chest and arm pain that was indicative of the same symptoms of a heart attack and ended up going through the whole battery of heart tests before figuring out it was their disc. You may also want to visit the " spinal problems " as well as the " back problems " boards on here if you havent already. There is alot of people there that could probably help you and point you in the right direction. Good luck and hope i was of some help for ya, Wendy
if it is a herniated disk wouldnt they do a mri before doing any therapy on my back.
ive had 10 treatments on my back and each time it has gotten worse.
now i have so much pain in my spine. i find it hard to sit or stand let alone walking.
how do i fix this.
it has been six months and im still waiting to get into the ortho doctor and i got a letter yesterday, telling me i have to wait 8 more weeks.
i went to the a&e and all they did was fell it and then give me pills.
no xray, no scan, just pills, and the pills dont even work. but i will keep taking them just incase they will work in time.
my family keeps telling me to come back to the u.s and see the doctors there but it cost way to much. so what can i do. any ideas. also do i let the therapist continue to do my back. i know you will have some pain but i dont think you are suppose to have this much pain?