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Going to see the doc tomorrow morning for my back pain... sooo

Has anyone else been to a doc for back pain?
What will she do...I know that sounds dumb, but I've been to the doctors a bunch of times, but not ever for anything like this, usually just to test for strep, pregnancy, check ups, gyno appt, etc. How does he diagnose a back problem or check for one? LOL I don't know what to expect. Will I get an x-ray? I'm laughing just thinking about it cause I've never been to see a doctor outside of routine or something easily testable.


Asked by DomoniqueWS at 12:10 AM on Dec. 17, 2010 in Health

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  • When I go, its easy to see what is up, but you may not have it as bad as i do. They may do x rays or an mri, depending on how severe the pain is. The doc might just prescribe muscle relaxers and painkillers, possibly physical therapy or chiropractic.

    Answer by sweet29mom at 12:46 AM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • I would think depending on the severity of the problem def Xrays, poss and MRI, rest and im sure they will load ya up on pain pills and muscle

    Thats why i hate having to go to a reg Dr for my back. Freaking prescription factories.

    Answer by Sandyr911 at 12:18 AM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • oooooo if she sends me to a physical therapist or a chiropractor I will be so happy, my insurance will only cover that stuff If I have been referred. Maybe she can send me to a frkkn masseuse. LOL

    I hope all is good though, hopefully no MRI's that freaks me out.

    Comment by DomoniqueWS (original poster) at 12:48 AM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • I was just at the doctors yesterday for back pain. It is so bad, he put 5 injections of steroids into the muscles. Trying to stop the spasms and bring down the swelling. He also did x-rays. Pain killers and anti-inflamatory. Did you do something to hurt your back? I have a pretty good case of scoliosis, my spine looks like the letter "S", and I have 2 slipped discs.

    Answer by tracy0812 at 5:12 AM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • Have you tried exercising?

    Answer by sstepph at 8:40 AM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • My doctor talked to me, felt my muscles, then referred me to a physical therapist.


    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 11:44 AM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • Yes, I do a lot of walking but my back, ever since I gave birth, has not been the same. If I sit even for 5 minutes I get shooting pains, and I have class, college, so I have to sit min. 1hour and a half for most of my classes. Then if I sit for too long my back gives out, out of no where. I can be trying to bend down to play with my son and out of no where I'll get spasms and then my back will go out. I really just hope it's an alignment issue. When I do exercise though I feel no pain, and when I stand I feel no pain.

    It's been like this for 13mos now

    Comment by DomoniqueWS (original poster) at 11:54 AM on Dec. 17, 2010