hi i have just had a normal low back mri but i cant cope with pain and the doctors just seem to say

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I have recently had a normal low back mri scan but I am in so much pain I cant cope and its getting worse but all doctors want to do is give me pain killers. I feel so scared and debilitated by the constant pain has anyone else had this

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    Hi kelly

    What did the MRI show? What is the pain like? A sharp pain down your leg or just at one place?

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    Hi Kelly i'm so sorry to hear that you are suffering so much. My suggestion would be to try physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractioners any and all that you can until you find what works for you. Osteopathy worked for me plus a combination of painkillers gabapentin has been brilliant. I havealso recently had injections in the spine which have helped enormously. Good luck D
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      Hi Kelly

      Did you have further scan or tests done ? How did they know to give you facet injections?

      I had an MRI scan in October last year and it showed my l5 disc protruding onto the right side but I don't have any pain in my right side only my left lower back, hop, groin, buttocks and leg ... Wondering if something else is causing the pain sad

      Doctor has now suggested decompression and fusion surgery after two lumbar epidurals but am worried it's not the cause of my pain...

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