Hello. I have been having some intense back pain from my lower back up to my mid back, down to my thighs. It used to radiate to my feet, but not anymore due to rest and medication. The back pain is still there after 2 years, and I can barely get out of bed every day. I also had a serious fall when I was 12, and a ferocious car accident when I was 19. The longer I am in bed, or up and moving around, the worse it gets. Also, my lower legs are numb. The tops/back of my feet is numb, shins, upper calves, knees are all numb. Had all that tested, "everything appears fine" says the neurologist.
I can't bend down or else I'm in intense pain. Here's what the doctors have tried:
MRI of: Lower back, mid back, upper back, neck and head - Everything was OKish (1 sorta bad disc and a going bad disc in my lower back, 1 disc slowly going bad in my neck but they say it's nothing to worry about, not slipped) so we could rule these out - as per doctors.
Full blood test: all STD's, deficiencies, infections. Urine test also - negative for anything wrong.
Spinal Tap: had a fun 'bout with fevers and vertigo - everything came out good.
EMG of the lower back/legs: Everything was fine, but there was some irregularities.
The family doctor, sports medicine, neurologist, pain management folks won't tell me what's going on or don't know what's going on. They are pushing Vicodin at me, which barely helps me get moving in the morning. I hate to resort to medicine itself, to me it's a crutch.
Any ideas would be appreciated. This is getting upsetting. I have been out of work for 2 years now and am exhausting my savings account just surviving.
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