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The urologist found nothing wrong so I went GI. My doctor thought it might be muscle related but did nothing but give me levsin(didn't do anything..)... He wanted me to do a colonoscopy(I'm 21 and had one already 5 years ago), stool tests, blood tests(already did them), and a catscan(2 years of radiation equivalent..)... So we decided to go to the top doctor for GI in Staten Island... after 5 minutes of hearing my history and examining me he discovered that it was a pinched nerve in my middle back that radiates into the left low stomach area causing the muscle problems... Too many GI doctors don't know what they are doing... be careful and if something doesn't seem right with one doctor, go to another, preferably better one! Off to bed I go.
 

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Wow! Glad you got help. Just goes to show -- if you give doctors a chance and are smart about who you see, they can help you eventually. BackFire44
 

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Kaylis, that's great they found out what's wrong and didn't give you the run around. You are so right about GI doctors, they really make it up as they go along I think.
 

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Kaylis,I don't want to rain on your parade, but there are a lot of back specialists out there selling snake oil. Before you let this MD talk you into any serious treatment of your back, I strongly suggest your obtain and read 2 books: Mind Over Back Pain, and Healing Back Pain by John E. Sarno, MD. I have had my own sad experiences with this $70+billion per year cash cow, and all I can say is: Buyer Beware. I was disabled for 8 1/2 years because I believed in the so-called structural basis for chronic back pain. I was cured within 6 weeks of reading Sarno. There is science to back this up; but unfortunately it won't help any back surgeons keep up the payments on their time shares!
 

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Kaylis,What is the treatment he recommand?It's sound like a chiropractor advice.
I have low back slippen disk when the low gas are stuck.It seems related to ibs.Marius do you have improve your ibs at the same time?
 

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The head GI doctor... It is either a bad muscle spasm in the back which radiated to the front or a pinched nerve that did the same thing. THe fact was using heat on my front did nothing, but that is because it was from the back. He put me on a muscle relaxer/anti-inflammatory, told me to get bed rest, and sent me to a chiropractor to rid the problem... I'm using the guy that my father has used for years... I don't know what the problem was for you Marius, but this seems logical, and hopefully my symptoms should be gone within 2 weeks... Plus, my father goes with me to all of my doctors, and he is a doctor as well... Helps to have someone else that knows about that kind of stuff. It is most definitely not in my mind.. I have had this problem since May, and it has gotten steadily worse, and considering I have moved 2-3 times since then, it does make sense that I pulled something in my back and didn't even know it.
 

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Anti-inflammatory?
They are known to cause bad G.I. troubles.That's was my ibs starter 9 years ago!I hope that's not the same drugs.I had to go at the E.R. to got a painful enema!
Anyway let's us know if you got any benefits!My back is broken too!
But to me,it's too good to be true.
 

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Nah, before this I had been taking Ibuprofen for weeks to try to get rid of whatever trouble this was... An anti-inflammatory, in my opinion, couldn't possibly have started your IBS... It might have been a coincidence though.
 
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