I’m 35 had lower back pain for over 10 years. Hurts the most when I sit. The longer I sit the more it hurts. Also hurts when I lay on my side and back. The Most pain is when I sit.
I also have weakness in my left foot up to my knee. It feels a little heavy but I walk normally though.
I had 2 MRIs in 2016 and one this year. Both was normal. Also recently had a EMG test. That was normal too. The doctor said that there is nothing he can do for me. I asked him if there is any other test he can do. He said no. He said MRI is the gold standard and the best at detecting back problems. I’ve seen both my primary care medical doctor and a neurologist too.
They are sending me to pain management in November. I also did Physical therapy in the past a few years ago too.
My question is what do I do next? Over 10 years lower back pain and they can’t figure out what it is. Should I go to another hospital, get a second opinion? Should I see a different doctor? If so what type of doctor? It’s really frustrating having this pain and not being able to tell what’s causing it