I am 20 years old and have been suffering from back pain (lower and upper) for about 4 years?
- 25 Feb 2014 by larsen41985
- 17 March 2014
- depression, anxiety, pain, back pain, tramadol, chronic pain, doctor, prescription
I have been to 4 different doctors and none will prescribe or do anything for my pain. One gave me tramadol which I told her made me puke. She didn't care. I am not a "junkie"
i dont know how to find a doctor or talk to a doctor without them thinking im drug seeking. why doesnt anyone seem to believe me? Im so sick of waking up everyday in pain and being in pain through my entire day
i guess my question is can anybody refer me to a doctor in the chandler area of arizona that will take me seriously and hopefully help me?
thank you all for reading and giving me the time
Other than pain meds, the only other option is over the counter medications, such as Ibuprofen. There is also other options at drug stores. Try CVS or Walgreen.
Has anyone done a workup to find out why you have the pain? Only pain drs will really treat pain these days, thanks to our wonderful government who think they need to mess in our medical care. Drs are scared to death to treat us because the government has so many hoops to jump thru that no one can keep up and drs are loosing their licenses and assets and in some cases being imprisoned as drug pushers. The DEAs war on drugs has turned into a war on people who are suffering.
I would suggest going back to the Dr. who dx you with scoliosis. That was dxed by x-ray I assume. Get a copy of all your reports x-ray & blood work and try a Orthopedic DR. It would seem for all the opioids you've mentioned in your question there must of been some reason given in order to prescribe them and bill your insurance if you have it. I'm not sure mild scoliosis would require opioids unless something was being pinched. Why you need reports. Has any Dr suggested physical therapy, tens unit or massage? You need to be willing to try other things or Drs won't treat you. Hope you can find some help. Good luck..
Unfortunately trying to explain to a doctor what meds work for you makes you feel like a seeker... I've gone thru that myself (I have multiple sclerosis) you just have to know yourself and go in with a positive attitude and disregard the attitude you get. You'll get lucky and find a doctor that doesn't think like that and I pray it happens for you soon hun, its horrible to live with pain. Best of luck.
I have had the same problem but in Oregon my back hurts all over but nothing help but oxcodone but no my doctors only did an MIR on my lower back for some reason yeah i have a disc that is bulling by my tail bone but of course doctors say you can work out your young andx can pop back! Yeah maybe but that will take time... Sorry i just knows how it feels and very hard to do anything hurting like that!!! But have you tried heat? I know this probably isnt the right thing to say but I finally got them to give me something for a little while after i got in an car accident but maybe tell them that you got hurt some how maybe that could aleast help until you find a different doctor!! Good Luck!!! Need any support im here!!
I know you want relief, as do we all, but the narcotics will only work for a few years, if that, and you are young. I am 53, and have been on the narcotics for 17 years, and they are slowly killing me. I have tried to wean off of them 3 times, and did lower the dose, but cannot stand the pain in order to get off of them. I have no desire for sex (since the age of 43!), I'm losing what few teeth I have from severe dry mouth, and my GI tract barely functions. And I am still in horrible pain and live around it every single thing I go to do! I am very much disabled - and still on lots of narcotics. Your body gets used to them SO quickly! They are not a long-term solution. I would recommend trying to fix whatever is causing the pain, and doing all the natural solutions: chiropractor, massage, acupuncture, physical therapy, exercise, etc.
The head of the Pain Department at Stanford spoke last year at a Convention for Pain - he said that all the research being done now is focusing on changing the brain's response to pain. Anything you can do to change this can help, such as meditation, biofeedback, Neurofeedback, etc.. I wish I could recommend an easier road, but strongly feel the narcotics would not be the way to go at your age. At best, I live with every bit of my life being disabled, in pain, and with the long term effects's killing me. Not the way to go. Sorry - EJ23
Ask your doctor for a physical therapy referral. I was told I had scoliosis, too. It turns out, it was my pelvis that was causing my back problems. My PT found that my pelvis was twisted, causing a difference in leg length, which caused the scoliosis. A few simple exercises and a month or so of treatments has significantly decreased my pain.
I have to second it for the physical therapy treatment. I had terrible back pain that would suddenly seize me up in such pain that I couldn't even move. A good physical therapist did very rigorous maneuvers on me, then taught me how to do it to myself with various devices. I didn't need any medication.
I am so sorry you are having all this pain & when I was younger, I used to accept what the Docs would prescribe for but as I am much older & wiser now I do my own research & practice Intergrative/Alternative medicine now. If you have stenosis & sciatica which I have, they really need to do a MRI of your back. Gosh, mine was so painful that I insisted upon physical therapy myself. With the Government controlling everything now a days, quality of care has been going down, Ins covers less & Big Pharma can't make money off of food & plants. I would suggest seeking out an Integrative Doc, detoxify your system, change your diet & find someone to show you the proper exercises. It was painful for me at 1st but paid off in a long run. My back never bothered me again.
I did purchase an inversion table & occasionally wear a back supportive thing that wraps around my waist that my Neurologist prescribed for doing strenuously things around my house & it really helps. He has been supportive of my decision even though he offered me an injection & pain meds, but these don't cure anything. I feel they mask the pain only.
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