I've had severe lower back pain for the last 2 years. I was in a car accident a few months AFTER the pain started, but the accident left me with NECK and SHOULDER pain on TOP of the back pain. My family doctor refered me to a gynocolgist and neurologist, and they all made me feel like I was drug seeking or faking for attention. It got progressivly worse, to the point I can no longer carry my daughter, or stand/walk for more than about 5 minutes without being in serious pain. Oh, and my back is as stiff as a board.
I finally went to a new doctor who ordered x-rays right away. The x-rays show loss of lumbar lordosis- my lumbar spine is completely straight and he said it looked like it was starting to bend out backwards. Doctor said he'd never seen that happen. He said it could be caused by muscle spasm, but would that really cause my spine to bend the wrong way? He put me on Tramadol for the pain, and Flexeril for the stiffness.
I was wondering if anybody else had heard of this, and if so, how were you treated? Surgery? Physical Therapy?
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