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I have had constant painful back muscle spasms for the past

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I have had constant painful back muscle spasms for the past 1 1/2 yrs, i've tryed everything i'm in pain management now getting trigger point shots 3 times 35 each time, now i've had 3 epidural shots to w no relief, i need help & can't seem to find any help or answers, hope u can help. I've had x-rays, mri's, cat scans, physical thearpy, massage, acupunture, chiropratic, spinal decompression, pool theapy, don't know what else to do HELP PLZ i can't take the pain anymore, have been & am on all kinds of pain pills, muscle relaxers, nothing works
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrThomasMD replied 5 years ago.
MRI of what
and what is the impression on the report
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
spine had a sofa fall on top of my head & have 2 bulging disc in the therasic area by my shoulder level, but dr's say that's not why i have pain, it's just my muscles r in constant knots
Expert:  DrThomasMD replied 5 years ago.
Disc disease

Have you seen a PM&R specialist...this is a physical medicine and rehabilitation MD, also called a physiatrist?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Pain is from my neck all the way down to my low back, no pain in arms or legs They sais it's not Fibromyalgia seen medical, chiropractors, & am now in pain management
Expert:  DrThomasMD replied 5 years ago.
but you have not seen PM&R doc apparently
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
No never heard of that kind of Dr. what do they do?
Expert:  DrThomasMD replied 5 years ago.
This is an MD
Full body structural diagnosis
Will give you physical therapy and home exercises tailored to that diagnosis.
Will see your MRI in a different light
Novel traction therapies, etc.
But evidence based.
Often correct what the chiropractor can not.
We also call them physiatrists

A physiatrist is an MD or DO doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, who will tailor a physical therapy to you and your tests, and can do the tests, and who will also use novel electronic and traction therapies, and can handle pain control or work with your pain control doctor and your other doctors.
The reason physical therapy often does not help is because it is not individualized.
This doctor will do that as well.
These doctors...physiatrists are oriented to improving the situation to the point that you don't need surgery or medications.

good luck

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