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Mar 18, 2019 10:35 PM

Hi I feel like my doctor going to tell me that there is nothing wrong with my MRI for my back and sciatic pain. He might say it is all in my head. I see him in a few weeks, the Steriod he gave me did not help. How did you guys get you doctor to listen to you about your pain is serious. Iv kind been avoiding seem him for couple month. But finally decide to get the result. I'm worried he might just dismiss me or give me more drugs which I do not want. I want theropy and natural treatment.

Mar 19, 2019 8:19 PM

Hi Molly. There are alternative treatments out there which can be used in conjunction with painkillers and physical therapy.

Even if your mri is normal your pain should not be dismissed. After all as physicians we treat the patient not the results.

Consider chiropractic and acupuncture.
Iโ€™d keep a strict pain diary
Also activity diary

To show how serious you are about this.
Often the hardest thing to treat is a normal scan. I know you might not believe me but itโ€™s often better to get a normal scan than an abnormal one.

Best wishes.
Keep us posted

Mar 20, 2019 10:08 AM

Hey Molly, just because there isn't a major issue screaming out "it's my fault", your pain is real. Sometimes it takes seeing more than one (or even 2) doctors to identify the cause(s). So just because you may not have something show up doesn't mean it's in your head. Go to your appointment and let them know you want to treat less invasively if possible.

I know from experience with multiple diagnosed issues all over my body: a mass that grew 2 years, thyroid issues dismissed by 2 doctors, multiple autoimmune issues, fibromyalgia, and spine/joint problems. One of the worst things anyone can do is to not continue pressing for answers. Because each time you avoid going the doctors assume "it must not be that serious or they'd have seen us more often." The same holds true for insurance companies; they end up making us jump through all the hoops again.

Personally I have spinal pain from top to bottom, and have for over 28 years. I had 2 seperate cervical fusions in the 90s that worked wonderfully. Then I had additional cervical fusions in 2016 & 2017, and neither had healed (pseudoarthrosis), meaning that surgeon was to open me up and do everything from C2-T3, only what he's described doing sounds so bizarre & radical I'm not willing to go through it. I have DDD, OA, spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, the pseudoarthrosis, disc bulging & compressions & tears, facet issues, and calcium deposits inside the spinal canal (just in my neck & upper thoracic region). I also have milder issues in the T10-12 & L1-S2 regions, and the lumbar-sacral area causes as much pain if not more than my neck, but those issues are not anything that can be helped; predominantly OA & DDD. Heat is my OA's best friend, and so is staying as mobile (stretches & moving around hourly at a minimum) as possible. Sending you hugs love & prayers you won't have any major problems and that therapy and more treatments will be very helpful! ๐Ÿ™‚โค๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒผ

Mar 20, 2019 5:38 PM

I feel ridiculous complaining about my back pain flappy.
Your going through the mill arenโ€™t you.

Stay strong
Sending love and prayers

Mar 25, 2019 5:21 AM

I know how frustrating it is to not have Dr.s believe you. If you're looking for natural treatment, there are some yoga stretches you can do. My dad had an issue with his sciatica and he swears by them. One is down dog. He got it from a book called pain free

Mar 25, 2019 9:51 AM

Mine showed normal they say also
Found doctor who found it to be fibromyalgia but pills messed with head didn't help much so got off them doctor was pissed they are for pain
I'm not taking if they don't work antidepressants don't work for all I got so bad I was thinking of ways to end it easily but knew I can't it's a mortal sin ugh
So started celery juice solo 45 min before food or drink and depression gone brain fog gone anxiety gone it does help very little with pain but does for other
I do carrot juice right 45 min of celery juice no pop or added sugar cut carbs back lots of water vegs and fruits
Working on pain stuff with herbs when I get it found and really works will let you know
I have gone to foods to help me
Inversion table a must helps align your body and cheaper then a chiropractor
Will start my walking soon
My pains are chronic all over very frustrating tired it takes everything from you so unfair
Best of luck to you

Apr 09, 2019 5:03 PM

Hi I had the same thing btw Iโ€™m new nice to meet everyone I have back Siatica pain and had injection in my back ago few weeks ago still feeling pain there mild though Iโ€™m going to tell him in May dr if anything elese can help or maybe get another shot getting frustrated at times Hug to everyone

Apr 10, 2019 9:59 AM

Welcome to you WeddingShore200! I had multiple injx in my spine during 2011-2012 and they helped. At the time I wasn't aware of my osteopenia or the risks of steroid injx. I can no longer get them on a regular basis for treatment because of the osteopenia.

@ sakram, I have a lot but there are others worse off than I am still. But thank you for your support! Today is a bad day for me, between my hip joint and my SI joint pain, which woke me at 3am.

Molly123, do you have any news to share; did you see the doc, did they agree to more natural treatment? I hope you're doing better!!

Love hugs & prayers for all to have a good day today!

Apr 10, 2019 2:00 PM

Hi ty Fkappy lady for seeing me here ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ they say prayer works so Iโ€™ll keep doing that see what happens. My back pain was pinching me while I was out on errands with my fiancรฉ ugh . Now the weather not helping either even more ugh itโ€™s Snowing can you belive that lol. Anyways Iโ€™ll try and stay in touch it helps to vent hug ty )))))) Iโ€™m going to lent service today Iโ€™ll pray today )))) .have s great one feel better to see ya )))))))

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