Re: Back pain during period
The back pain you are describing could come from a buldging disc or it could also be an ovarian cyst. Please don't let that scare you. 99.999% of all ovarian cysts are benign and can be caused by hormone fluctuation and a myriad of other things. They are quite common for women of child bearing age, right up through menopause. They most definitely can cause very strong low back pain. Especially around the time of ovulation and menstruation.
I'm not so sure about the chiro's diagnosis, because I don't believe he could come to this conclusion without more extensive tests. Unfortunately, I have heard of several people being told this by a chiro, only to have it turn out to be something entirely different.
My suggestion would be to see your GYN and ask if he/she could do an ultra-sound. This is the best way to find an ovarian cyst. If the GYN doesn't find anything, then I would try to get an appointment with a neurosurgeon or orthopedist to have further tests like a CAT scan or MRI. These would show if you have a bulging or ruptured disc(s).
Best of luck to you. I hope you can get the diagnosis and help you need.
Last edited by cmpgirl; 08-05-2008 at 12:36 PM.