A couple days ago my right side of my back started hurting. I thought it was just regular back pain so i shrugged it off, but after about 4 days it has gotten progressively worse.
I have a tightness/ heavyness on the right side of my lower back and when i lift my right leg i get a sharp pain in the same spot on that right side of my back.
Since i have no health insurance at the moment, i was wondering if it was just a pulled muscle or something that i can just kind of nurse myself back to health or if it is something i need to give out the money for to go to the doctor.
Needless to say, i have pulled a muscle in my back before as well as have had muscle spasms but i dont remember them hurting to this extent.
I also had xrays done once and one doctor that i had arthritis in my spine or something but when i got sent to someone else he just said my spine curves in a wierd way (It was something like that...it was about 4 years ago) and is naturally like that and i didnt have arthritis.
If any body has any suggestions, please let me know. I thought the pain would be gone by now but it is about to reach the unbearable point if it continues the path its on.
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replied May 1st, 2008
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Mine started the same way. I had 3 ruptured discs in my lower back (left side) and ended up with 2 ruptured discs in my neck. I had fusion in my neck and a lamenectomy and discectomy in my lower back. PIANFUL and I JUST NOW got into pain management and my pain is better but not gone. Surgery MESSED ME UP!!! Watch ougt!! Try pain management before surgery. Getting cut up hurts and the recovery is LONG and HARD!!! PM Docs will help you, TRUST ME!! email me if you have any questions or want to talk.

Ashley
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replied May 1st, 2008
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I am on disability and have Medicaid. It sucks but it paid for surgery, IF you want that. Also, I got some Blue Cross/Blue Shield for $80 a month. I have a $1000 deductible BUT it got me into pain management!! Try that or some other cheap insurance, it is WELL WORTH IT!!
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replied May 3rd, 2008
i wish i could get some cheap insurance...
i was on my dads due to the fact i was a full time student...but he got laid off...my mom got laid off about 2 weeks ago, and come to find out the store i am working at has actually been given a schedule for basically "winding down business in the store" needles to say i need to find a new job before july..hah.

cant really afford insurance im helping my parents out with bills. I don't make much but at least im trying..living off of unemployment money alone never pays for anything.

think i might look around though. thanks
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