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    Old 02-11-2017, 09:14 AM   #1
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    Severe Back Pain ... No Fracture

    Hi...I'm new to the boards. Right before Christmas, I did something to my back. I was just sitting in a kitchen chair and jerked around quickly to look behind me. All of a sudden I had this horrible pain in my back on the right side, and it felt like burning fire in my back. I thought for sure that I fractured something, but the CT scan did not show anything. A spine specialist looked at my CT scan and did not see anything either. Now, almost 2 months since this happened, the right side of my back is in spasms most of the time. If I do something like vacuuming, I can only do it for about 5 minutes without taking a break as it just murders my back, and I am just hunched over. What could I have done to my back? Will it heal? My doctor said to go to a physiatrist or physical therapy. He just told me to take Aleve for the pain. It really doesn't help. I don't want anyone poking around on my back until I know what happened. I don't think that is asking too much. Would an MRI show anything? Do muscles, tendons, and ligaments heal? Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you!

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    Re: Severe Back Pain ... No Fracture

    Welcome to the board. I would suggest you go to a physiatrist, which is a Doctor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Their purpose is to return a person to being able to function normally with as little pain as possible.

    What you describe sounds like it could be a bulging disc. This ailment should show up on a CTScan but if it is small, it could be missed. MRI is better at showing issues with tissue other than bone, including discs, nerves, etc.

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