I'm usually over in the fibro forum, but pain is pain, and geeeez, do I have it! Turned over in bed 7 days ago, and got slammed BAD.
It's only gotten worse since then.
I'm sure it's a ruptured disc, because I've had sciatica for years, and dealt with lots of back pain, and I've never had anything like this. (Tramadol keeps it sort of to a tolerable level, but not for long, and it seems to be working less and less.)
So why haven't I been to the doctor? Well, I've called him, and he has done all he can do...next step, neurosurgeon. They would surely want to do an MRI (last one was almost 3 years ago) and we flat-out can't afford it.
My question is, am I going to actually damage my body if I wait awhile? Or just my sanity? Because we may just have to bite the bullet and go into major debt if it's that or my mobility and permanent nerve damage.
Anyone have experience here?
fibromyalgia, hashimoto's, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraines, tachycardia