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Low Back Pain in Spine

PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:22 pm
by alias
Hello all, I am new and I would like to share with you what I am experiencing and hope maybe someone could help me out with advice. About 3 months ago I felt pressure in my low back on my spine more on the right side. I also had light pain in the area. I did not think too much of it and then later started having tingling in both feet. Since then my right foot has numbness on it and my feet get real hot and sweaty never had this before. Then I started getting a pain down my right leg in the back which went into my foot. I went to my chiropractor who said he could help me, well after he cracked my back hard, the pain in my back got worse that night which ended up with me in the ER. I was advised I had Sciatica and they did not know what caused it. I kept telling all of them my low back is killing me and I know something is going on with my low back. My husband felt my low back and felt it swollen on my spine right in the area where I am getting this pain. Finally I have an appt. with a back specialist and I hope he will give me an MRI. I’m thinking I might have a bulging disc or maybe a herniated disc, if that is the case is there hope for me. I am very active and love lifting weights and working on my cardio will I be able to do this again? Thanks in advance for any help you might give me.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 6:01 pm
by Admin
Hi alias,

I moved your post to the sciatica forum since that does seem like what you're dealing with. Also, I guess I'll answer it since I'm here and it's a holiday weekend and you might not get many replies till Monday.

I trust you have (or will) read my articles on sciatica, herniated disks, pinched nerves and "abnormalities." They should answer most of your questions and give you some piece of mind about what you're dealing with.

Don't put to much stock in the MRI. If the specialist you're going to see is any good at all he will be able to evaluate your condition simply by doing a physical exam.

Also, don't be the kind of patient that "hopes" for more medical tests and procedures than are actually needed. For your sake, I hope this specialist you're going to see is not a surgeon and that it was your family doctor that recommended you see him or her. (And also that it is a real doctor this time and not another quack.)

Good luck and let us know what you find out,
Dean

PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 12:08 pm
by randolph
Hello Alias!

I'm so sorry you're going thru the horrible pain you're suffering from now. But I'm quite glad you have you're husband next to you for comfort and strength. And I'm really glad it's mostly good news for you from now on: you've come to a good place here ... and you WILL quite likely get better after you've rested a few days, and follow the pain relief methods in the Pain Relief Manual, and can safely begin the basic exercises in RYB. Ordering the books online is really easy and safe (even if you're a computer idiot like me) and a very good investment.

Dean's given you some REALLY good advice in his post to you. :!: Especially concerning seeing a real doctor and remembering a good doctor will be willing to give you plenty of time to try the rebuilding program first before proceeding with dangerous drugs or surgery (unless you're one of the very rare ones requiring emergency treatments).

Keep coming back here, especially when you think it's pretty hopeless. There's nothing like reading about others' successes with the rebuilding program, especially when you're going thru a sleepness, painful night. :lol:

Hmmm...

PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 6:14 pm
by Guest
Admin wrote:Hi alias,


Could someone explain this bit to me...