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omegamoriarty

75d

hi. had an minor accident 10 years ago. my back never been the same since. sciatica and back kill me at night too. doctors not helping. MRI apparently doesn't show anything besides the fact that I'm getting older but not old enough to be treated for my pain. they said I have to live with it for the rest of my life. but I can't work, I can't sleep properly. I can't stand up for too long, I can't stay sit down for too long or even walk. medicines don't really help me. I don't know how I can live for the rest of my life like this. any suggestions?

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    • sadd

      22d

      I have the same happening to me and currently no insurance to cover costs. A few coping strategies I have are using a muscle relaxant such as midol for period cramps, an arthritis cream for acute pain before bed, sleeping on my side, and walking up stairs on the regular to try and stretch the lower back muscles. All these things are helping throughout the day but don't seem to be a cure

    • sadd

      22d

      I have the same happening to me and currently no insurance to cover costs. A few coping strategies I have are using a muscle relaxant such as midol for period cramps, an arthritis cream for acute pain before bed, sleeping on my side, and walking up stairs on the regular to try and stretch the lower back muscles. All these things are helping throughout the day but don't seem to be a cure

    • thrillsnchills

      23d

      What part of your back is affected and what did mri show.

    • Susie949

      70d

      Keep asking for tests something it’s causing the pain. It happened to me.

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One user suggested finding a doctor who will advocate for you, as insurance companies seem to get things done faster once a doctor is in their ears. Another user recommended getting an MRI, as symptoms similar to yours could be due to a herniated disc which could cause permanent damage if it is pressing on the spinal roots. However, these are suggestions from other users and not professional medical advice.

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