oh my aching back

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Registered: 03-05-2012
oh my aching back
Thu, 07-18-2013 - 2:24pm

i'm a 32 year old female with severe back pain.  i have family history of ostoprosis  and digenrative disc disease on mother and father side.  i have always suffered from back pain but normally could still function through the pain.  i do have spells where i can't get out of bed because i can straighten up or in stuck bent over.  i recently hurt my back worse and can barely walk.  i have pain around my t 7, l 1, and l 3. i have tried rest,  heat,  ice,  muscle rubs,  message,  chiropractor , stretches,  and nothing helps.  i had surgery three weeks ago on my ovaries and this pain is worse.  i went to dr  and the did xrays  and some kind of ultra sound type thing.  he said i had 3 bulging discs and strained muscles.  he gave me loratabs and flexerill.  i was release to swim again from my female surgery and usually the water and weightlessness helps but not this time.  i didn't do anything excessive just floated in deep end so my legs could just hang.  i can ride,  sit,  stand,  walk or lay for any length of time. what should i do i can't afford to go to specialist or get appointment until september.  if anyone has any ideas of what this could be i would greatly appreciate it.