Thursday, February 19, 2009
On the road to recovery...hopefully!
My doctor got everything straightened out with my insurance and after about 5000 calls yesterday I got an appointment with a specialist this morning. He was great he listened, evaluated everything about my back pain and came up with a plan. YAY I am so happy! He gave me steroids today and said that he did not want to even mess around with so so pain killers and gave me good ones. He said he thinks it is a bulging or slipped disk, so he told me to take the meds and relax because he said if pressing on the right nerve it can be quite painful. Uh duh that is what I have been trying to say. He said if the meds don't help by next week then he will do an MRI and then we will probably try injections. He gave me exercises to do which is basically arching my back while on the floor. He said that helps because with a disk problem it pushes it back in when you do that. So I am going to start that, take the meds, and hopefully feel so much better....I can't wait!