I'm 22 and have had almost constant back pain for about 4 years. I have been to many doctors, specialists, and physical therapists and nothing has helped. I'm at the point that I think they do not realize the extent of my pain even though it has sent me to the emergency room. How do I ask for pain killers or SOMETHING so I can at least sleep at night on the bad days without sounding so pushy? It has just gotten worse and worse. It has moved up from very low back pain to all over and centralized to the right side... I've had MRIs, x-rays, etc... the most a doctor has done for me is tell me to take 800 mg of ibuprofen a couple times a day (which does not help at all) and a muscle relaxer which besides making me basically pass out, did nothing. Anyone have any experience with this?View Thread
I was never in an accident and no hereditary problems that I know of. I have never seen a written report... I have had doctors look and say I have slight scoliosis (which they claim should not be causing pain), an extra vertebrae (also should not cause pain). I've been told my MRI looks normal, but I have also had a couple doctors who, at first, said my x-rays looked normal. I've been to orthopedists and a spinal and pain specialist. Part of the trouble of this is that I cannot afford these MRIs and such. My insurance is awful and I've already paid thousands of dollars for essentially NOTHING. I really wish there was just a sure way to get answers?View Thread
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