I am at mt wits end and tired of the pain. Back in October of 2008, I with my family hauled a couple cord of wood. We cut it, hauled it home and stacked it. Well, starting the next day, I could hardly walk or use my arms, I had went to the Dr. after a couple of weeks, (actually to date, 17 times)they gave me blood tests and meds, then finally decided it was Bursitis and Tendonitis with Inflammation. I was sent to Physical Therapy twice, the first time they told me there was nothing else they could do for me. I then saw a Rheumatologist which gave me 4 cortisone shots March 5th 2009, 1 in each hip Bursa and 1 in each Shoulder Bursa. (OWEE PAINFUL). But the relief was instant, but only for about 2 months. She gave me exercises to do for the rest of my life and I've been doing them faithfully every day. The pain is back and I am taking 7.5 mg of Meloxicam and Arthritis strength Tylenol every 6 hours. I have to go back to the Dr. again on Tuesday for a follow up and more blood tests. I thought I could do the Corti shots again, but I don't think I can handle it again. Could something else be going on? A friend suggested MS, Lupus, or Polymyalgia Rheumatica, she said that can sometimes happen with a severe injury. I know that it takes time to heal, but I feel I should have progressed more than this. Sorry this is so long. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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replied May 20th, 2009
A very common cause for this type of pain is a pinched nerve from a disc bulge or herniation. Other causes include low back muscle strain or ligament sprain. It is suggested to consult with a chiropractor for these types of pain. The treatments are very affective in relieving pain and fixing the problem instead of covering up the symptoms.
Have you had a low back MRI or Xray? This is something that should have been done first.
Good luck

Antonio Marotta, D.C.

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