View Full Version : need some help in bad pain

02-17-2004, 07:19 PM
Hi my back has been hurting me for days so i saw a doctor today he got me to touch my feet and then told me to lean back so i did and all i heard was my back making a snap noise now my back is hurting more now then before and my leg hurts now all i have been given is a cream called voltaren but should i do i am in so much pain and my hospital hasnt given me a date to see them again to see how bad my spine is all they have done so far is taken xrays that was on 30 of jan i feel so down i feel like crying

02-18-2004, 06:28 AM
i got a letter this morning to go back to the hospital but its no untill 5 of may:mad:

Mary Lou
02-18-2004, 06:41 AM
:confused: What did the letter say? Did it give you a diagnosis or anything to tell you what they think is wrong? My advice to you is what I tell everyone: if you have any doubts/questions, ask! Call the hospital and ask them to explain the letter or take it to your family physician and ask he to explain it to you in terms you can understand. May does seem like a long time for now, but it really isn't that far away. I know my daughter was diagnosed in August last year and we had to wait until October to get into see the orthopedic specialist. It seemed like forever! However, not that she is an established patient, we get appointments much quicker and usually when they suit our schedule. Hang in there.:)

02-18-2004, 10:23 AM
last time i saw the doctor i was told i had scoliosis she had xrays taken to see how bad it is my appointment in may is to see how bad it is and what they can do the letter says outpatient appointment
a further appointment has been made for you to attend dr guirguis's pain management clinic on wednesday 5 may 2004 at 11.10am may feels like a long way for me because i am in so much pain i cant even sleep at night i have been waiting years for them to tell my whats wrong with me one docor wanted to break my ribs and reset them one doctor said my bad backs was because i had large breasts told me to have a redcution so i did and know it turns out its nothing to do with them so i went all though that for nothing:(

Mary Lou
02-19-2004, 05:30 AM
I feel so bad for you right now!!! With as much pain as you have, yes, I agree, May is a long time away! I was hoping they wanted to watch your Scoliosis and check it every 3 or 4 months to make sure it isn't progressing. My daughter doesn't have pain, but I've read others on this forum say to try yoga or other types of exercises to relieve the pain but also to strengthen your back muscles. My daughter does exercises for strengthening. Post a question about suggestions on exercises others have tried for pain and have had success with. Good luck and don't give up!:)

02-19-2004, 04:07 PM

What is the degree of ur curve??

02-20-2004, 11:51 AM
They havent even told me that yet:confused:

02-21-2004, 02:21 AM
hi denise

i am also from the uk and have a form of scoliosis just diagnosed. i have acute severe episodes of pain and lose the use of my lrft leg. i have had an MRI, have you? my consultant has informed me that scoliosis alone does not produce pain, so problems with discs ect have to be investigated, hence the MRI scan. try to get an MRI done, i know it's difficult here in uk we cannot just go and get one of our own bat. Tell me what your pain is like and how often do you suffer pain.

take care

02-21-2004, 06:47 AM
Hi bev i get a lot of pain in the lower part of my back and top of my neck and all over my rib cage and a few days ago i started to get pain in top of my right leg i am in pain most of the time it hurts to sit it hurts to lie down and it hurts to walk
all i have had done so far is xrays and she didnt look at them that day as she told me she was busy and had to leave and i got to go back in may to see what the degree of my curve is and what they will do next but may seems like a long time to wait
yeah i think its hard for us uks i dont think we have many good doctors

where in uk are u bev i am from hertfordshire my email address is dee_whetter@hotmail.com if u every want to chat

02-21-2004, 11:36 AM
Hi Denise

Hope you get the e-mail I sent you.