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I have a BIG problem. I have lower back pain( like I have been stabbed) and it is causing a sharp shooting pain down my left leg. I can hardly walk. I have been prescribed Lortab 10 but they dont do anything! What could it be? I have an appointment with a neurosurgeon on Monday but I cant sleep or walk or do anything!!
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replied February 4th, 2008
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Ash,
Almost sounds like a nerve problem to me. Might just have a lumbar vertibre setting on a nerve. That is usually what happens when the get compressed. Depending on what vertibre it is will decide what part of your body it will refer too. Like L-1 will refer and make you kidney's feel pain. If this is the case, sounds like it is a very low lumbar vertibre. I am no doctor, just some guess work on my part. You might have a pinched nerve due to a compressed low vertibre.

Carrie
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replied February 9th, 2008
ash
It's most likely a pinched nerve and pain meds dont work all the time. I had l5 s1 completely broken and poking into my nerve core, also sharp shooting pain down my right leg. I went to a spine specialist and the xrays showed the broken vertibre. I had a rod and 4 screws put in my back on Jan 14th of 08. For the first time in almost 2 years no back or leg pain. I would check with a spine doc and see what is the problem.
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replied February 10th, 2008
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sounds like sciatica to me
whihc i had and it really sucked
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replied February 10th, 2008
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Ooooh, ouch. That must hurt
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replied February 10th, 2008
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Siactica starts with a nerve in the middile of you butt and moves down you leg.
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replied February 10th, 2008
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Pinched Nerve
I have to go see my neurologist again on Friday. I HOPE that he can do the steroid epideral if it is indeed a pinched nerve. I just started a new job and I am not 100%, to say the least and my job is in jeopardy! He didnt give me ANYTHING for pain! It just seems like he could have done something more! I dont have insurance either so I have to pay for office visits and that is really expensive. I am in a rut and dont know what to do. The doctors at the ER think that I am just a drug seeker, but I suppose in some weird sense I am because I NEED the pain pills just to be able to walk. I am walking with a cane and I am 35!!
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replied February 10th, 2008
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You are in extreme pain, why would the doctors not give you anything for pain? That's awful
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replied February 10th, 2008
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Pinched Nerve
I dont know why they wouldnt give me anything for pain. I have had to go to the ER 4 different times and they have given me Lortab and Flexeril, but neither seem to help. I dont have any insurance so the ER is quite expensive. I am at a loss on what to do! I just want the pain to go away, either through pain meds or surgery or whatever, it doesnt matter to me just as long as the pain goes away!!
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replied February 10th, 2008
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That's just awful, I have some lower back pain that started in 9th grade (im in 11th now) and it hurts. Ur pain must be unbearable.
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replied November 20th, 2011
i,ve had back problems from a bike injury and now i hurt my self at work and it is worse then it was .i am goint to be getting a ct done and some other test to see what is really going on.+
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replied December 14th, 2013
HELP: Back Pain down the right leg!
Hi,

My brother is also going through such a back pain. He works in the ships aross seas as an Egnineer. He said the back pain is terrible and he could not sit or sleep properly for a while atleast. It goes down the right leg and he needs to stand with his right leg up a chair or something for him to not feel the pain,and that is exhausting. Can you tell me wht coul be the cause? We're seeing a doctor in sometime, but I wanted to check out wht might be the seriousness of this problem.
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replied December 20th, 2013
Got the cure

I am also 35 and I know exactly what you are talking about. I also spent hundreds of dollars at the doctors office and Er. Then they would give me a prescription that cost between 100 and 400 bucks. I was at a loss nothing was working. Then my girlfriend shows up with a bottle of pills from gnc. When she told me she paid 110 dollars for them I threw a fit said take them back now. If the doc can't fix me sure as hell no way that gnc can. So she opens the box and ripped the top off and I could not even get out of the chair fast enough to stop her. So I had to try them and it's the best thing have ever done. The pills are called ANATABLOC. And the work ive been taking them for about a year now. Don't waste another penny on doctors or steroid shots.
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replied December 20th, 2013
Got the cure

I am also 35 and I know exactly what you are talking about. I also spent hundreds of dollars at the doctors office and Er. Then they would give me a prescription that cost between 100 and 400 bucks. I was at a loss nothing was working. Then my girlfriend shows up with a bottle of pills from gnc. When she told me she paid 110 dollars for them I threw a fit said take them back now. If the doc can't fix me sure as hell no way that gnc can. So she opens the box and ripped the top off and I could not even get out of the chair fast enough to stop her. So I had to try them and it's the best thing have ever done. The pills are called ANATABLOC. And the work ive been taking them for about a year now. Don't waste another penny on doctors or steroid shots.
ANATABLOC ANATABLOC ANATABLOC FROM GNC
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replied December 20th, 2013
I GOT THE CURE

I Am also 35 and know exactly what you are going through I also spent hundreds of dollars at the doc so he could give me a script that cost more than the visit Then my girlfriend comes over with a bottle of pills from GNC and tells me she paid 110 dollars for them. I threw a fit told her to take them back now. If the doc can't fix me no way that rip off GNC can. So she opened the box and broke the seal on the bottle. I could not even get out of the chair to stop her and thank god she did. The pills are called ANATABLOC and worth every penny.
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