I Need Help With My Back Pain-Doctor’s Email Questions
We get emails all the time asking different questions about back pain. If you didn’t know that, you can always email at firstname.lastname@example.org Now, we are one of the few medical websites that let everyone weigh in. We want to help you out in anyway that we can. So if you have a question that you would like to ask, be sure to send your questions via email and we feature them on our website. We do receive a lot of emails so all questions won’t be featured. Although this is true, Dr. Hurst does respond via email to all questions. Thank him for that. Ok, to the mailbag.
Q- My name is Garrett Conner and I’m a construction worker. I’m 49 years old and I’ve been experiencing bad lower back pain. I’ve been to my doctor and he told me that there is no damage in my lower back. I have yet to have a MRI but my doctor acted like it would be a waste of time and money. I’ve had the bad back pain for 5 years now and I need help. I don’t know what to do, where to go, just need a course of action to take to kill the pain.
A- Garrett, I’m so sorry that you’re in pain. I’m sure your job is demanding and we usually see lower back injuries in your line of work. I hope you’re wearing a back brace Garrett and using proper lifting techniques. You may have a pinched nerve and I can’t see why your doctor won’t order a MRI. If you’re having trouble with your doctor, I would go as far as changing doctors. Your lower back pain is coming from somewhere, so a MRI for your lower back makes sense Garrett. Thanks for the question.
Q- Thanks for your time. I know many others appreciate having the opportunity to get their questions answered by Dr. Hurst. My name is Shelly and I’m 31 years old. I was in an accident 2011, nearly 3 years ago. I suffered multiple injuries, everything healed ok but my back. I’m having lower back pain that runs down my legs. My legs also feel weak. One month ago, both of my legs gave out at the same time. I did have a MRI that was negative. To my knowledge, my back looks normal. What else could be?
A- Shelly, thanks for your kind words and email. I wish I had a little more information on your condition. If your MRI is really clear Shelly, that would rule out a number of conditions. The pain in the lower back, the MRI would rule sciatica. I want you to call my office or send another email. Are you doing any exercises? Are you feel tingling or any numbness? Have you had a second opinion on your MRI? I want to think it is nerve related Shelly, however, the MRI should show a pinched nerve or rupture disc. The weakness in your legs suggest that also. I need a little more information on you to give you some direction. I don’t want to make a suggestion without knowing everything. Just be sure to give us a call or email. Thanks
Q- Hello Dr. Hurst. My name is Carol Justice and I’m 41 years old. I’m athletic, outgoing and very fit for my age. About 8 months ago, I noticed that my back would hurt. I know for a fact that I didn’t injure anything, the back pain came out of the blue. I’ve been to the doctor, he referred me to a specialist. They said I had a mild case of degenerative disc disease. From my understanding, this isn’t as bad as it sounds. It seems like it is getting worse. What do you recommend I do?
A- Carol, thanks for your question. DDD can cause severe pain, but this is usually with severe cases. We tend to see degenerative disc disease starting around 40 and on. I do wonder if you had any test run. I believe decompression is in order. Our back pain system will help decompress your spine, giving you relief from your degenerative disc disease. Also, our back pain treatment will strengthen your back, will give you increased mobility and flexibility. It only cost $97.00, which is far more cheaper then other back treatments. You get free updates for life, free resources for life and you receive everything in the back pain kit. I believe you would be a great candidate and it would help your pain.
We want to thank everyone for taking the time to send their questions to Dr. Jason Hurst. Remember, we give 3 free webinars everyday where you can get your questions answered live! It is absolutely free and we’ll help you find relief for your back pain.