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  • Posted By: smilingchick
  • February 9, 2011
  • 03:56 AM


I have had chronic back pain for 8yrs. I have been to 4 ortho surgeons, a gyno specialist, non-surgical ortho, neurosurgeon, interventional radiologist, as well as PT, chiropractor, accupuncture, and had numerous injections, RFA, myelogram, MRIs, CTs, YOU name it. What I have come up with is.........I have an exostoses on my S4. For everyone else...I have a bit of a bone spur. I have been told it is the size of 4 stacked nickels. Every ortho tells me my pain is NOT coming from this growth, however, they do not know where it is coming from. But when they put the slightest pressure on that spot, where it is, it hurts like ***l.

My pain is a 4 out of 10 24/7. I cannot sit or walk any great distance...that means walk a mall. I am 45. Oh, and I sit all day for my job. It is incredibly uncomfortable. I have done EVERYTHING possible for pain. This whole thing started out as sciatica and has slowly taken over my right side from my knee to my waist. The majority of the pain is just under my SI joint and my R buttock. No one has asked or investigated why this growth has appeared. No one really cares that it is there. The last Dr I went to was the Neuro and he said that while he cannot help me, if it were him (meaning if he were living my life) he would remove it. It seems that the number of orthopods I have seen have no time or interest in assisting and I am left to figure this out on my own. Is there a suggestion of a specialist of bone abnormalities? If I were to remove this growth, must I really deal with one of these non-caring orthopods? There must be another way! Help!

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