Thursday, March 28, 2013
A Car Accident Left Me With Long Term Low Back Pain
In the summer of 2009, I was working on the yard and somehow flared up my back again. I was in agonizing pain and was taking over the counter medications for the pain. I decided that I needed to get my back checked out since it has been over 10 years since my initial injury. This was when my real problems started. The doctors put me on several medications to help reduce the pain and inflammation. This helped somewhat but it didn't fix the root cause. I had several MRI's, CT Scans, and a discogram before doctors determined that I had a problem with my disc at L5-S1 and slight abnormalities with L3-L4.
The one thing that I learned getting to the bottom of my low back problems is to never let doctors discount what you are feeling and to press them to figure out what is wrong. If I know what I know now, I wouldn't have let the first doctor get away with his lack of treatment and telling me that I was young and would heal. WRONG!
Trust and listen to your body, after all, you are the one who is suffering and in pain.