Sudden excruciating pain for 5 days
Hi all, the usual, have not posted in a while, but do check in on the posts. Have been feeling pretty well except for neck and shoulder issues, but last Saturday thought I was coming down with the flu, my back was very achey and had a bad cold. Well the achiness turned excruciating, so bad, my husband wanted to take me to the hospital. This pain, the excruciating part of it would come in waves, every 10 to 15 minutes. The location was strange, it ran across where the back of my bra strap in the back rests and also across the small of my back and down the leg a bit and also under my right shoulder. Finally this past Friday I had an appointment with a spine surgeon (mine doesn't take my insurance anymore). The new doctor took xrays, and gave me a script for steroids and an MRI and cat scan.
Either the steroids helped, or it has just eased up a bit. Won't have results if tests for at least a day. Has anyone experienced this sudden overwhelming pain?
June 4, 2009 Anterior L3 - S1
June 8, 2009 Posterior T4 - Pelvis
Mark Agulnick, MD FAAOS
NY Spine & Scoliosis Center