I am a 29 year old male in good health other than my back. I was injured Nov 2007 and I have been to about every kind of doctor that you can think of neurosurgeons spine surgeons with no help with the pain. when it first happened it felt like an electric shock went Thur my whole body and my right arm was really sore and my back started to be sore in my rhomboids and they have been spasmed non stop. I feel the left side more than the right. The pain is completely destroying my life I have lost everything in my life and I have lost all faith in the medical system. And workers comp doctors are a joke. The last three that I have seen have just keep referring me to pain management and I didn't want that I want my back fixed. I was in a major car wreck back in 1998 both of my legs were destroyed but with a great surgeon and a lot of titanium he put me back together. He told me that by the time I was 28 I would probably be in a wheelchair because of the arthritis's and bone spurs. I do have all of the symptoms but I am nowhere near the chair I deal with the pain without meds. But this back pain is a whole new world of pain I have never been a negative depressed person but in the last year I have completely changed I would never hurt myself but at times I find myself thinking about it just to get rid of the pain. I use to be on top of the world I worked hard and had a lot of great friends. That is no longer the case I live with my mother and all I want to do is lay flat on my back that is the only thing that doesn't aggravate my back. So after the last two surgeons said there was nothing they could do to help I scheduled my appointment with the pain clinic and signed the work comp release papers since they do not have to pay for pain management. My appointment on the 11th of last month seemed like my salvation the Dr told me there was a procedure where they could use some type of radio waves to kill all of the nerves surrounding the muscles and gave me a prescription for pain medication and scheduled me to come back in two weeks to see his partner for the surgery. So I went back and this Dr told me they do not do this procedure on muscles and he took me off the pain meds the first thing that had given me any relief since this all started and told me he would do botox but I had to have 1500.00 up front and sent me on my way I have had every type of treatment. Physical therapy,injections,steroids,after steroids I have worked out trying to strengthen the muscles and nothing works I am at the end of my rope I pray every night that I wont wake up. I have nothing left I am a burden on the people that I love the most I have never abused pain medicine I quit taking it early on everyone of my surgeries and they were giving me enough pain meds to kill a horse. But no one will help me now I spent over 600 dollars going to the spine surgeon and I could have taken that money and purchased pain medicine off of the street but I don't want to do that maybe if I stick a knife in both sides of my back and walk into a doctors office maybe then they will help me because I would do that in a heart beat if I knew it would find me some relief. I'm sorry for the rambling I just needed to vent a little. If anyone has had my type of injury please please tell me if There is anything else that I can do please help I am at the end of my rope.
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