I have had lower back problems forever. I go for trigger injections for my lumbar spine and epidural injections for my SI joint - we alternate between the two, every couple of months for years now. I recently went to the ER because my pain was so bad I couldn't stand up. This was 5 days after my lumbar injection. The ER doctor gave me Methylprednisone and that usually helps but that didn't touch me either. I am on day 4 with little or no improvement. I do not have an appointment until the 14th of June (first one). It feels like someone took a baseball bat and broke very bone in my lower spine. The pain radiates into my upper thigh,buttocks and abdomen. I am not sure if you can see from my history but I have had a TAH, Ooperectomy, appendectomy and gallbladder removed. Could it be something pressing on a nerve? The ER only took an xray and stated that I have moderate disk narrowing and small end plate spurs. The last MRI I had done they found a tumor - none of the doctors believed me. Should I just wait until I see the doctor or insist on an MRI? It's been about two weeks now....
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