Severe Lower Back Pain

Mz Tara
By Mz Tara Latest Reply 2013-05-14 02:00:55 -0500
Started 2013-05-09 12:16:55 -0500

Hi guys, I'm on summer break and loving it!!! Apredenzaje espanol y me encanta!! :) I had a bout with severe lower back pain about a month ago, it was on my left side… I couldn't even sit up or walk. The dr tried sending me for an MRI after it was determined through urinalysis that I did not have an UTI. I cancelled the appt for the MRI because I still have a bill for the last one that is more than $500 (crappy health insurance) for the same reason and it turned up no results. Has anyone else dealt with anything like this that can shed some kind of light on what it could be? Apparently, it is not my kidney…there was no infection there. (My mom said it could've been a kidney stone) *shrugs shoulders* Thanks guys :) … In my quest for knowledge I read that Metformin causes some patients to have pain on their left side, back pain, leg and arm pain … Please advise :)

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manapua72 2013-05-14 02:00:55 -0500 Report

Now I had two co workers over the years that complained of lower back pain … One died of cancer , the other suffered through chemo and then a blood marrow transplant before being pronounced cancer free … I'm no doctor . I'm just relating two instances I've heard of …

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2013-05-09 16:57:38 -0500 Report

My hubby waited a couple weeks to get into the doc. Don't know uf his incomplete spinal cord injury due to leaking spinal fluids would have been less severe if he had gone sooner. He still can walk, but has very limited endurance, awful balance, nueropathy, sexual dysfunction, some bowel and bladder issues. But what happened to him at necissarily what will happen with others.

Nick1962 2013-05-09 13:34:41 -0500 Report

I’m currently recovering from back surgery and would recommend you take the steps necessary to diagnose the problem before it becomes worse and may affect other parts of your body.
It may not be something chemical (from Met) or organ related (like a UTI or kidney stones), but may be structural problems with your spine. Specifically your lumbar vertebrae. Diagnosis won’t be free, and an MRI is the best tool to determine if something is out of place. A less expensive option would be to see a good chiropractor for at least an initial work-up (which is usually covered by most insurance). It may take a few simple adjustments to get relief, but if not, he/she would then recommend the MRI. I wouldn’t let it go because it won’t improve over time, and like in my case, may eventually require surgery. A good chiropractor may help avoid that.

Mz Tara
Mz Tara 2013-05-09 12:18:42 -0500 Report

BTW: The problem went on for about 3 days before the pain had dulled enough to where I could return to work.