I have had pretty severe lower back pain for 3+ years and it's just getting worse. I can't sleep because there's no comfortable way to lay. If I lay on my back, I get pain so severe that I need to wake my husband up to help me roll over. Laying on either side makes my legs burn and go numb and trying to sleep on my stomach is excruciating from the get go. I can't stand, sit or walk for any length of time. Exercising is out of the question because it's just too painful.
I was being treated by a spine specialist who diagnosed me with synovial cysts - one on each side at L4. After doing facet joint injections and epidural injections with no relief, he sent me to a neurosurgeon. The neurosurgeon said they weren't causing the issue and sent me on my way. I honestly kind of gave up hope of feeling better at that point and quit going. Now I have no choice to but to start the doctoring process again. I truly can't take the worsening pain and numbness anymore. I can't take it physically or emotionally. I'm worn out. I can't do it anymore. The pain is so severe at times I can't even clean myself after using the bathroom because I simply can not bend enough because of the pain. This has impacted every single aspect of my life.
My question is this, do I see another spinal specialist or skip that step and go directly to a neurosurgeon? I need relief and I need it as quickly as possible.
I will be having a partial hysterectomy on 8/8/18 and I'm beyond stressed out. I'm a high risk patient and I'm worried about recovery. I'll be 33 (my birthday is 7/24). It will be laparoscopic and vaginal. Can anyone tell me what it's like after surgery? Has anyone had a partial hysterectomy via laparoscopic and vaginal? How much will I bleed after? Thanks!!
Hi, all.This is my first post in this group and am hoping to get some helpful suggestions from you all.I've struggled with anxiety for a good portion of my life. Most of the time, when I'm in a high anxiety state, I can get it down to a bareable level by meditating, art, baths with lavendar, those types of things. When they don't work, I take a valium. That usually does the trick but leaves me...