I have been suffering back pain since 2004 after I had a spinal tap. I had gone to the hospital because I was in severe pain. I had a shocking pain shooting up my sides my back and the sides of my head. The nurses there thought menengitis so they scheduled a spinal tap. When the doctor/nurse [I don't really remember which she was I didn't really pay attention to her] came to do the tap, she numbed me, after I was in position and then she started the procedure, first time, she hit something and I jerked, so she had to start again, that time same thing, final time she got it right. After that, they found out I had just a urinal infection and food poisoning. [yay no need for a spinal tap] But my ongoing side effects from the tap are what worry me. I had a 3 month long migraine, and a headache everyday for 2 1/2 years. I still get frequent headaches. Also my mom just got diagnosed with a brain tumor. [wondering if its genetic... ] Anywho..in 2006 when I was in labor with my daughter, I asked for an epidural. [Now I wish I hadn't] The anesthesiologist [sp] was rushed as he was putting the needle in my back [just imagine the flashbacks going through my head while receiving that epidural...my mom had to hold my hand..] 2 nurses came into the room about 4 times each, within 30 seconds of each other asking for the doctor for an emergency C section. [As he has the needle in my back mind you...] So after the second nurse came in for the 4th time he asked the nurse attending my labor to fisnish taping me up. I don't know what happened but the epidural didn't take. My mom later noted, [because I wasn't numbing on my right side only my left] they had me switch to my right side to possibly help the flow, my mother saw a pinkish fluid covering the blankets. [I was induced and my water hadn't broken yet so it wasn't that]
So my lower back..is in extreme pain, constantly, I cannot straighten up while sitting because I will receive an instant headache. I can't get massaged anywhere near the spine in that area, the spine in that spot is sensitive to the touch. I was in consideration to sue the hospital for malpractice, and the lawyer I had talked to told me to get an x-ray to see if the needle tip came off in my spine. My daughter had just been born so I had no chance to get an x-ray and now my insurance was cut off, so I'm not able to go get one now.
So thats one pain.
When I was 17 I was a cheerleader. Strictly competitional so we did tumbling, stunts, the whole nine yards. While I was new to cheerleading being small I took to tumbling quickly. Sadly enough I fell on my left knee finishing off a backhandspring, never felt much pain after that, but picking up a friend heading to a competition, it had just rained, I had to hit the button to open the gate to her house, and my cheer shoes had no tread, i slipped and fell on my knee twisting it and landing on it with all my weight. Since then its been a constant pain, standing for too long, sitting for too long, someone hitting it hurts, it swells. I've had x-rays, mri's [which I never got the results from ] and there have been no breaks. One doctor gave me a sleeve to put on it, but it caused more pain than relief, I cried whenever I put it on. I was on a 3 month long singing tour and since I had tumbling experience, so they had me doing backhandsprings down an aisle. I hit my knee on the aisles many many times, alot of the aisles were slanted.
I have yet to find anything 'wrong' with it. I have pain still to date, in my knee is bent for too long, my foot goes numb. Actually the whole leg from the knee down goes numb. It swells, under the knee and to the right side.
Does anyone have or know any of these pains? Same causes? Know of someone who has them? Any info on these could help me research the origin and treatment. [I would like a more natural treatment, not one from a doctor. Since most of my pain is because of doctors screwing up I would prefer a more natural treatment.]
Thank you SO MUCH! <3