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Don't know where to go next

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  • Posted By: lilcee
  • August 29, 2009
  • 07:44 PM

For several months, I've been having a lot of pain in my back, shoulders and lower back. I thought I was having sciatica pain. Some days I can hardly walk my legs hurt so bad. I've been to the chiropratcter lots of times and she suggested I have an MRI of my back. I had the MRI of middle and lower back. There is no disc damage. This is what they said:

"Lumbar vertebral bodies are normal in signal intensity and height. Slight desiccation of the discs but no protrusions present. Mild arthritic facet joint disease in lower lumbar spine. No fractures. Spinal cord is normal.
A 1 cmm lesion is present in T6 feastures a hemagioma. No disc pathology in thoracic spine. Vertebral bodies are intact. No fracture. Spinal cord is normal."

My Dr said there is nothing there that could be causing all the pain I've been having. Sometimes I feel like I'm going crazy and it's all in my head but I know it's not. The pain is real but I can't find out what's causing it.

I don't know where to go from here. My Dr said possible fibromyalgia. Does this sound like it? Do you get pain in the middle of the back and the lumbar to make it hard to walk? I get discouraged because it's like no one is finding out the problem and it makes it look like I'm making it up but I'm not.
My life has pretty much been on hold the whole Summer. I haven't been able to do anything because of the pain.

Where do I go now? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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