I dont have any advice, just wanted to commiserate. I know this is sciatica pain caused by compressed disc. Why cant the doctors just agree and proceed with a descent treatment (like surgery). Instead you have to be treated like a drug seeking addict and keep suffering. Why do we even have to have a site like this?? Why cant these doctors get it right and pay attention?? By the way did I fail to mention that I am a registered nurse with a four year degree from a premed school? It is sooo frustrating working for and putting our lives in the hands of these physicians who dont know any more than we do!!!!!!!!!!!!! How many times have we all had to save our own lives by asking questions and paying attention to what the physician or the nurse was doing? Is there any other profession that allows for such mishap without punishment or retribution?? Exscuse me its just our lives we are talking about.. I dont get it... what the ____ is the reasoning for this?? Sorry, went a little off, probably from some med prescribed that I shouldnt be taking.....ha ha. Just feeling a little helpless as everyone else is.
hope my ranting eased some of your back pain, no doubt a physician wont help it.
herniated disk, slipped disk, means the samething...Have you tried nerve blocks?
nope.. still waiting on mri findings ...
forgot to mention I also have a lump on my spine that is about 2 inches wides going up my back and about 4 inches in length going across my back. Physical therapist said she thought it might be a muscle.. don't know.. I'm just hoping for some answers soon.