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Pain in left flank area of back

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  • Posted By: Tara1313
  • May 6, 2008
  • 04:19 PM

I have this pain in my back that I can only describe as chronic and ugh. I use to be able to get up from bed my using my stomach muscles verses using my hands. Now, I have to use the old lady method and pant and moan through it. I have been to every dr. I have also been to a PT, massage therapist, a chiropracter, a DO, PCP, General Surgeon. I have had a MRI, xray, CT scan, ultrasound-ruled out infection or stones, bone scan..oooh yeah and a pain mgt dr. And they all say the same to me, "I am sorry, but I can't help you." they have no clue what it is and have no desire to help find out. They send me to different dr.s of the same field but no results. Funny, the pain mgmt dr said, "what do you want me to do, usually people come to me when they know why they have the pain." ARE YOU KIDDING ME. He gave me Lidoderm which are patches with 5% lidocaine in it. So, basically, I can numb the pain and it does help. I feel these lumps in my back. Now, I have a been diagnosed years ago with a Lipomas in my arm and in my breast. They haven't grown and are harmless. I thought that these lumps in my back are also lipomas, but per every one of these doctors. it isn't. The general surgeon told me yesterday that it is a spasm. I wanted to punch him. If it was a spasm...don't ya think that the PT, the DO, The massage therapist and the chiropracter would have done something as they handle spasms...no?

Anyone, Anyone can you help. I am in pain and out of options that I know of.


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