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My back problems all started in May. I really have no idea what caused it but it could possibly be caused by the medication Accutane.
So on May 9th my back pain was unbearable & I had no idea what was going on because it felt like something was wrong w/ my actual spine, so I decided to go to the ER. It was a bad idea since I didn't get the answers I wanted. ER Dr. said I had minor scoliosis + some arthritic movement which is completely false because I've had scoliosis tests done as a teenager & you don't find that out when you turn 18. He sent me home w/ a pain med called Norco which didn't help. He also referred me to a great back specialist that I ended up seeing in the next couple of days. I was still in unbearable pain. When I went to the back specialist I got more X-rays done & he said that I had a back spasm since I was leaning more to my right when I tried to stand up straight. He prescribed me muscle relaxers + a steroid pack which was supposed to help me but both of those didn't. I then started physical therapy which I don't think helped a whole lot but my back pain was starting to improve slowly over time but it still was so painful.
It was July when I finally got an MRI done & got some answers. I found out that in my L3-4 I have central disc herniation measuring 3mm and in my L4-5 I have the same thing but it's worse measuring at 5mm, yet it's not that bad where I need surgery right away. I just had bilateral epidurals the 1st week of August & I have had no relief from them. I am in pain 24/7 and it's all I think about. It's ruining my life.
I'm currently looking for a pain medication to help me because nothing I've tried so far has worked for me. I have tried Norco, muscle relaxers, steriods, Gabapentin, and getting 2 epidurals.
Sorry this is such a long post, but any suggestions would help. Thanks.
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