Have had low back pain for years due to doing hard, strenuous manual labor, and also was in a very abusive relationship for years, so sure getting thrown around,kicked, pushed down stairs ect. For over a year now pain has gotten ten times worse. And now the pain is also in my right hip, and goes all the way down my right leg. I cant bare all weight on leg and sometimes my right leg just stops working!I have fallen many times and use a crutch to get around. Have had xrays, mri's, cat scans and am told nothing is wrong! Even told me i probably have depression because nothing is showing on films. I know what pain is and know im not imagining it. Nor am I imagining this pain! My leg and hip hurt so badly that i can't work, I can't eat when in pain so have dropped about twenty pounds. how can i have all these symtoms and nothing show up on any of the films? I just want to know whats wrong and be treated for it so i can have my life back. How can a doctor tell anyone the pain they are experiencing is not really there, just because they dont see the problem on any pictures?I had one doctor whom could of fixed me but because she didnt agree with the way the doctor whom owned the practice, treated his patients.Anyway, she gave me several injections in my spine t hat gave me minimal relief and caused major swelling of my legs after third injection. While giving these injections, she found I have herniated discs, slight scoliosis, and something like radiocupathy. She had very good equiptment and could see on screen inside my body by using like a microscope that sent exact images to screen or monintor. So how can this be? And why dont doctors pay any attention to her notes and diagnosis's? They tell me my dont exist basically, even have told me im depressed and thats whats causing pain. Well I wouldnt be depressed if one of these doctors would acknowledge this is my body and i know when it is in pain. how can someones leg just giving out causing them to fall quite frequently be nothing and why do i have to lay in bed in tears because pain wont go away and i just cant get the leg to cooperate with me , i actually have to drag it or be carried when this happens. why do they get to decide i deserve to suffer?
I don't know if there is an answer, or one that modern GP's could help answer. I have something similar to what you describe, constant and intense neck and shoulder pain, with strange raidiating pain and discomfort throughout my whole body as a result. My neck pops and cracks constantly, not bringing relief. I am taking flexeril and hydrocodone when absolutely necessary (about one per day in the evening maybe 4x per week) but lately they keep me awake which is weird since usually they knock you out. I have been able to fight against the anxiety, or at least the panic attacks because logic has finally revealed that because I am still alive, I must not have anything terminal. Also, all tests have shown negative so far. Still, when you feel pain, you automatically assume its because something is wrong. Not necessarily! I have grabbed a hold of that, that not all pain is a result of something wrong. It might be better to say, some pain is a result of wrong thinking perhaps, or even wrong breathing, reacting, imagining. It could also be chemical or hormonal. I've had to come to these conclusions myself, doctors are absolutely no help at all and I think it is because they do not treat the entire person. They take their clues only from observing physical signs and symptoms. They have no idea that people are complex interconnections of the physical, emotional, and spiritual. Modern medicine can only help us so far, and now I am thinking the best application of modern medicine may be only in trauma situations. I would be more than happy to communicate with you if you want just let me know. Keep us posted.
There could be several things going on here. Many times where the pain is occurring is actually not the site of the injury. For example, I had terrible shoulder pain near my shoulder blade. When I went to see an orthapaedic they told me I needed surgery in my shoulder joint. I am now having hip pain but my hip is fine so now I have to have my knee and spine checked out. I am wondering if you have an injury somewhere else. On another note, not everything shows up on the MRI. Also, you could be suffering from something called CRSP. CRSP causes severe burning pain, pathological changes in bone and skin, excessive sweating, tissue swelling and extreme sensitivity to touch to name a few. Fibromyalgia is somewhat similiar, the difference being that fibromyalgia is more wide-spread and tends to affect the entire body while CRSP is more localized to one area. Cause of CRSP is unknown but it usually appears after some kind of trauma such as surgery, fractures, sprains, damage to nerve and blood vessels and brain injuries. You may have something other than what I listed but I hope it helps out. Keep searching for a doctor that listens and is caring. There are some doctors who will not listen to their patients but only you truly know what it is like to live with your pain in your body. Best of luck to you and hope you get some much needed relief!