corey216MemberAugust 31, 2011 at 8:47 amPost count: 2
Dear Dr. Corenman,
I am 22 years old. I been having pain in my T11-T12 and L4-L5 for three years now and I have been in and out the hospital since. Sometimes i can’t sleep at night or walk to the store. When I bend over to tie my shoes it hurts so much that i become dizzy and i fall out. I’ve been to so many doctors and they be telling me that’s nothing is wrong with me. When the pain occurred in the T12 and T12 my kidneys hurt and sometimes its hard for me to go to the bathroom. One time when i was walking to the store by myself pain occurred in my L4 and L5 and my legs just gave up. I fell to the ground and i could not get up that people had to call 911 and i was rushed to the hospital. Do you think that it’s a disable for my age.Donald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorSeptember 2, 2011 at 12:44 amPost count: 8583
For your age of 22 years with a history of three years of pain, this is unusual. You mention you have been in the hospital on and off for the last three years. Why? Were the admissions for pain control or a work-up to determine what is causing the pain? Is your pain local only to the levels at T11-12 and L4-5 or are there many more areas involved? How did you find out that those two levels were a problem. Did you have an MRI, CT scan, X-rays, consultations with spine experts or?
What treatments have you undergone? How have the symptoms changed since they first started? There are many unanswered questions that need to be addressed.
Dr. CorenmanPLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.corey216MemberSeptember 2, 2011 at 4:41 amPost count: 2
I been in and out the hospital because the pain become so severe that i can take it any more that i end up there. The pain has not been control because i still have the pain and the meds that the doctor give me sometimes make the pain more severe then it is. I really don’t know what causing the pain. Sometimes i have pain in my C1-C2 but thats just happen once every month but i have the mosted severe pain in my T11-T12 and L4-L5 all the time. I find out when i had this pain when it started in 2008 and i was rushed to hospital at the time. When i was there in the hospital they sent me for a CT scan and X-rays. Then they told me that it was not that severe at the time when it first accourd. The symptoms have become more severs then when it first statred, that some time i can’t eat, sleep at night, walk, or get out of bed in the morning. So i really don’t know what to do any more man.
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