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 have been treated for years for Asthma and vocalcord disfunction. Over the last several years it has gotten way out of control. My asthma doctor has run alot of test to see if I have a fungus,infection or alergic to something.They came back all negative.So my question is why do I cough and always spiting up think plem. Now she says I might have a lung condition besides just Asthma.she said she...
I do have health issues and I am trying to get them undercontrol. I want so much to have someone in my life. I miss the compainship of being with someone. I am a very romantic person,always have been. My mind says go on the dateing sites and just start talking to someone.My body says not yet.(I have servere asthma and back trouble).But I need that compainionship. Do you think it would be wise to...