Hi Christy ~ PLEASE -- do NOT go to a Chiropractor when it has to do with your spine!! You could be doing MORE damage to it!!! You don't have a diagnosis, and there could be nerves involved. Any manipulation by a Chiropractor could end up putting you in a wheelchair! My Neurosurgeon told me to NEVER go to a Chiropractor -- he said that spine patients could end up paralyzed or in a wheelchair.
Go to your regular doctor -- it sounds like you DO need an MRI with and without contrast material. That's about the only way to find out what's going on in your spine. Hopefully, it's nothing serious, but you need to know. After you have it done, get a copy of the report (they'll give you one) and bring it here. We can help you decipher it.
I wish you the very best -- let us know what happens. God bless & take care. Hugs, Lee
recovering alcoholic, sober since 7-29-93;severe depression; 2 open spinal surgeries; severe sciatica since 1986; epidurals; trigger points; myelograms; Rhizotomy; Racz procedure; spinal cord stimulator implant (and later removal); morphine pump trial (didn't work);now inoperable; lumpectomy; radiation; breast cancer survivor; heart attack; fibromyalgia; on disability.
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