Anyone have a lumbar compresion fracture?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Peace77, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. Peace77

    Peace77 New Member

    What are your symptoms?

    I have severe low back pain especially when sitting. I've been extremely stiff and painful in the morning and can not stand up straight for about 2 hours after waking up. When I sit down it is excruciating to stand up. Nothing gets rid of the pain but it is eased when I lay down, and when I use a heating pad.

    I had XRay today and have to wait patiently for that to return tomorrow. Dr. won't order MRI until she see's XRay report. How much do they really show? I've heard they can show a compression fracture.

    I have bulging disc at L5, and encroahment, and annular tear and degenerative disc disease. I was in the ER Sat. and her office keeps saying go to the ER if you're in that much pain there is nothing she can do until she sees the xray. I'm so frustrated because have been house bound for 3 days. She did order me a cane today.

    Any comments would be greatly appreciated,

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