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Severe back pain

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I am facing severe back pain for few months now. I went to see an orthopedist as I thought it might be due to ruptured disk when I fell. The MRI showed no disk problem but the doctor referred me to a general surgeon at shouldice hospital and do the hernia surgery before the condition gets worse. The lower back abdominal pain is getting severe day by day. I am really worried. Anybody had any experience with the diagnosis? Just curious to know from anyone who had something similar to this and how you fixed it. Please share your suggestions.

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How long ago was the original injury? How far did you fall? Where is the hernia? Gut? Inquinal? Hiatal? Is it a herniated vertebra? Was it found during the MRI? Are you in Canada?

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Hi, welcome πŸ™‚

I would go back to the doctor or the Emergency department if the pain is getting that severe, something else may be happening, did you get xrayed too?

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Hey Antholippo,

I am not sure if you are still looking for help, but we created a symptom and treatment guide. I thought it may be helpful for you.

It wont let me post a link to get you directly to it but if you visit the Virginia Spine Institute website and click the Symptoms & Conditions tab you should find it.

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Your back pain is caused by a pinched nerve in your back. When a nerve is pinched it activates the muscles around it so they tighten up to trap the nerve in that pain. To get rid of the pain you have to free up your back muscles to release that trapped nerve and here's how to free them up:
(do while sitting)
Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly pull down on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.
For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

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I am in a similar situation as you are, but the source of my back pain is more neuromuscular in nature. A few months ago, I figured in an accident, but I am dealing with the physical trauma with my regular auto accident injury chiropractor appointments, and three months from now, I will be seeing a trauma counselor as well. I'm sorry I can't give you any sort of medical advice, but have you thought about getting a second opinion if your orthopedist can't give you a clear solution? I had to go to three chiropractors before I found the right person to help me sort out what it was I was experiencing following the accident.