Herniated Disc and Pinched Nerve

Hi. I'm 23 years old and just found out from a chiropractor that I have a herniated disc and pinched nerve. Here is how it started:

About 7 months ago, I was working at a tree company that was just basically owned by a friend of mine and just paid me under the table. While working one day I reached to far and grabbed something too heavy, I guess, and it went down and took me with it.

I hurt for awhile, but what made it worse was while walking up stairs. It was agony and I ended up falling down about 8-9 of them about 3 weeks later.

The pain came and went more than once. Now the pain is there and stays when this first happened. I went to a hospital in a little hick town that really should be shut down. They did a ct scan and said nothing was wrong with me, except a pulled muscle or two. That was when it first started.

Now 1 wk ago, I decided I can't take the pain anymore and I need to get this taken care of. My lower back hurts and tingles almost all day long. It hurts to bend, lift or carry anything at all.

The bad thing about that is I have 2 little girls, that are 3 and 2 and I can't just stop doing things because I have pain. It's impossible.

Anyways, I went to a family doctor here where I live and he is the only one in this town. He looked me over and told me I might have some pulled muscles or something and gave me naprosyn for pain, which as I understand is the same as advil or ibuprofen. It is not working for me at all and I let him know it wasn't in the beginning.

I went to a chiropractor the next day, because I knew it was more than pulled muscles and he told me after x-rays that there wasn't anything severe, but I do more than likely have a herniated disc and a pinched nerve.

I'm guessing because of my leg hurting and being numb, but tingling. I don't want to come off as a pain pill seeker, but at this point, I just want a break from hurting and time to spend with my kids.  Can anyone help me with this please. If so, let me know what you would do, please. - Joe



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