- CASE FILE
I am 22yrs old and have had excruciating chronic back pain for 3 yrs now. No one can seem to help, even after many drs/tests. Also have EOE.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I have been suffering with excruciating back pain for the last 3 years with no answer to why or how it all started. I have not been injured or in any type of accident either. At first it started off small; small pain while bending and lifting, but throughout the years it has gotten so much worse. I can not go on road trips with my family because I can not sit longer than an hour or two and that includes having to get out and walk around a bit; sometimes it is even less than that. I am constantly experiencing sharp pain shooting down towards my buttocks and legs. I have had multiple epidural injections, MRIs and also have had a procedure to burn the nerve trying to get rid of the pain all together. Nothing has worked, and no one can find what the root cause of my pain is. I live my life on prescription drugs and having an ice pack on my back constantly to try to numb just some of the pain. At 22 years old this has affected my social life, relationships, sleep, emotions and mental health. I have never in my life been depressed or suicidal but within the last year or so there is nothing more that I want than to end it all because I can not keep living in this pain. On top of dealing with my back pain, I have also been diagnosed with EOE (Eosinophilic Esophagitis) which at times makes it very difficult to swallow, eat and even breath. It has caused extreme chest pain at times and nausea.