Hello, my name is Kelly. I have had back pain for years. About 15 months ago my pain got progressively worse, very quickly. I had xrays and MRIs done. Shorty after I started with sciatic nerve pain on my right side. I had an injection into my pirofomis muscle, that did not help. I was then put on drugs. (Norco, Lyrica, Xanax, Oxycontin and Lidocaine patches) I get very little relieve. I can walk which is a great improvement but I am in pain 24/7.
In January I started again with the lower back pain on the left side. It is now moving into my sciatic nerve on the left side and my upper left arm hurt constantly. I can not lift it more than maybe 12 inches up from my side and once I lift it I have little motion front to back. I have been in physical therapy since the end of January which helps me to feel better during the day but not for much of the day.
I should also say that I have had trouble with my arms and legs going numb. (mostly during the night and early in he morning) The left arm, for approximately a year goes numb about 25 times in a 24 hour period.
I should also ad that on May 8, 2005 I was hit by a small truck while riding my motorcycle. I sustained injuries to my lower right leg. No head injuries or back injuries. I do have a rod in my right leg. I also have a great deal or short and long term memory loss. I don't sleep well at all either.
I really need some advice and soon. I can not live like this. I am 41 years old and am in so much pain (progresses as the day goes on) that I am in bed no later than 9:00 pm, usually by 7:00 and NEVER go out socially.
Any suggestions? I could sure use some advice. I have a consultation to have a nerve block done but with as quickly as this is progressing I am really scared.
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