Patient : Four months ago i started noticing back pain and pain radiating down my legs, especially when i sat. Over time it got worse and worse. I had blood work, xrays, and a ct scan done. Everything was clean except for a disc bulge on the L5 S1..it did not say it was compressing any nerves. It continues to get worse. It keeps me up at night, gets worse with any prolonged position, especially sitting. Gets worse with excessive movement, esp bending forward. It used to be relieved by flexion, but that has started to hurt as well. We are at our wits end. Ive tried physio, our MD wont help us, and i dont know what to do. I use a class 1 narcotic which makes me nauseated and dizzy, but its better than the pain. I am seriously considering going and sitting in an emergency room until im seen. If i would get referred to a specialist, it would be 4 to 6 months of waiting time, and i dont think i can deal with pain that long. I am in school, well, not anymore because i can only lie down to do school and that doesnt work very well.For exact places where pain is: Lower back all across. More often on Right side. Pain shooting down into buttocks and both legs. More often on right side. Pain goes mostly down back or side of leg and into big toe. I need help. What do i do or where do i go?
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