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I can't get rid of this pain!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 9, 2009
  • 06:55 AM

I am a 24 yr. old male. I began having mild lower back pain a few years ago. About a year ago the pain became more consistent. I went to a specialist and got x-rays and a MRI. I was diagnosed with degenerative disk disorder (L4-S5??). I was given an anti-inflammatory and a pain medication, then referred to physical therapy and got three rounds of cortisone injections. None of this seemed to help me at all. Now, about six months later, I have developed hip pain and numbness in my legs. I have lost weight- from 145 to 125 or so. I have also experienced shooting pain down my left leg that made my leg give out on me completely while just standing still. I went back to the specialist and was diagnosed with chronic pain and referred to a chronic pain facility. I occasionally have terrible pain in my right ribcage. My primary care physician has now diagnosed me with sciatica and says that I am losing sensation and strength in my legs. Now i am noticing that my lymph nodes in the crease of my leg/torso hurt. They are hard, but don't seem to be too big. No pain medication or remedies help at all. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!

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