... warehouse for 17yrs lifting boxes of various weights. Through workers compensation I had physical therapy for a short period. I worked in the office but looking down to write or read would cause pain and sitting too long would hurt my back and my legs would become restless. I have part time work now different co. no insurance still in pain"severe" at times.The pain drains me and can last 3 days to 2-3 wks I only take aspirin for the pain,hot/cold packs but I'm 48yrs old now and it is running my life. Who/were can I go for the best help ? Thank you in advance
Hi Squiggles. Orthopedists
An orthopedic doctor is one who specializes in problems of the musculoskeletal system, from head to foot, including the spine. An orthopedist might address conditions such as ruptured disks, sciatica, scoliosis or low back pain
A rheumatologist will treat arthritis and musculoskeletal problems, including back and neck problems such as spinal stenosis, and spinal arthritis. Rheumatologists also treat diseases that are related to back pain such as osteoporosis, fibromyalgia and other forms of back pain. Rheumatologists treat more than 100 different diseases. It's the job of the rheumatologist to uncover the reason for swelling and pain.
I pray you find someone who will help you. No one should have to go through such pain. It affects the quality of our lives.
God bless you and take care.
I agree with Anna or Pickles, & believe you should see either a neurologist or orthopaiedic who will probaly order an MRI of your spine & go from there. They may want to do surgery or just treat the pain. If you are unable to work, can you not file for disability? Just a thought...
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