... it has graduated to my pelvic bone. I have had 2 mri's done, cant count the office visits, dozens of xrays and lab work done in regards to this issue. The most recent doctor was an ortho specialist and after all these tests, when I went for my follow up he still did not have any answers for me except to get on our his other doctors to give me shots. My insurance does not cover shots not that I would do that anyway. How do I get help and should I report him to my insurance company?
First of all I am so sorry that Kimmie even bothered to answer your question in the first place. It was completely unnecessary and rude. We are all here because of the difficulties finding help. Duh??? Anyway, you may have a problem that would not show up with any of the tests you have had because it is muskular in nature. Muscles do not show up on X-rays, especially myofascial muscles and are generally overlooked as a source of high level pain. I mean they do constrict nerves and veins, so I don't understand this myself. See if you can find a couple of these books at your library or look up this information on-line to see if your symptoms match. Most doctors are unaware, uneducated or poo poo this diagnosis, but it was a Godsend to me to finally figure out what the heck was going on. Especially since I had a complete hysterectomy for no reason at all. Try these books: A Headache In the Pelvis and/or Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain.
Search on-line for Myofascial Pain - Lower back and pelvis.
There is also an association dedicated to Chronic Pelvic Pain. Yes men can get it too!
Good luck and don't hesitate to ask any more questions. I am more tired of physicians who don't help than people that can't find help!
i was going thru the same thing. i went to numerous dr's and i finally found one that was willing to do the mri's and xrays. he has done alot that the others never cared to do. he is going to start giving me steriod shots in my lower back next week. i'll let u know if it helps. i think they are 250 bucks a shot at my dr's office without insurance. he tolds me that there are millions of people in the world that have unexplained back pain. and for those people, many doctors will not help them at all because they cant find anything medically wrong. i hope everything works out for u. i know how it feels to have go to all these dr's. half the time they dont believe u and look at u like a pill head when all we want is some relief so we can function on a daily basis. if my shots work, its worth the money so i wont need the pain meds anymore. i've been taking them for 9 months and im terrified of getting addicted or dependant. i wish u the best of luck... melissa
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