|Back Pain is Ruining My Life
||[Oct. 25th, 2009|09:07 pm]
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Okay, so 2.5 weeks ago, around 4 am I woke up in terrible pain. It was like my whole body couldn't stop contracting. I couldn't put my right foot all the way down on the ground after it was over enough for me to try and go pee (but after that day, that hasn't been an issue, though my dr did say my right leg had drawn up from pain/spasms). Since then, my back has been in wretched pain, ranging from moderate at best to severe oxycontin and flexoril won't stop it but merely knock me out to avoid it at worst. |
I have been to my chiropractor three times. I am taking prescription strength anti-inflammatories constantly. Following my dr's advice, when I'm at home, I have large pillows under my legs to allow my spine to extend. At work or in the car, I use a special pillow with a hole for my tail bone, again to allow my spine to expand. I haven't done much of anything since first seeing him, as he said even stretching is bad for it. I feel like a fucking cripple and nothing gets done and I am super depressed over it.
My friend keeps saying I need to go to an accupuncturist, but this scares me and is expensive. I do not have any form of insurance. I don't think Urgent Care could really help me, and the ER would only rack up some bills I can't afford and tell me to rest it/give me more pills. Is there something else I can do that I'm not thinking of? Could Urgent Care or the ER actually do something? Is there a different kind of doctor I should try to see/work out payments with? Please guys, I don't know what else to do and feel so bad and frustrated. :(