Is this a Hernia? In desperate need of help!
My wife has had lower back pain, more specifically on the left side for nearly 2 months now and we have seen a number of doctors and one physical medicine doctor that specializes in spines. She has also had a CT scan of the abdomen and an MRI of the lower back, but nothing remarkable has been found. To give some more background she cannot sit nor stand for more than about an hour before the pain intensifies. When I was giving her a massage per one doctors orders I found an apparent hard bump right around where the dimple of her back is that actually rolls under your finger when you apply pressure. When I apply even a decent amount of pressure on the bump she tells me that is the exact spot the pain radiates from. Since locating the bump I have found many articles that have referenced â€œepisacral lipomas,â€ â€œlumbar fat herniationsâ€ and/or hernias of the inferior lumbar space. Whenever I have mentioned this to a doctor they just tell me they have never heard of such a thing and just call it â€œmusculoskeletalâ€ and think she needs to take more pain meds and do physical therapy. She is 28 years old, 5â€™2 and only 130 pounds and we used to go to the gym together before this took place and now she can barely get through 5-hour shift at work. She even saw a Chiropractor of 30+ plus years of experience that believed it was a lipoma without us even mentioning it to him. Am I crazy to believe this is a hernia? I know MRIâ€™s do not catch everything, but how could a bump of 2-3cm be missed by an MRI when the bump can clearly be felt? I apologize for the lengthy message, but I so badly want to find an answer for her, so she can get fixed up and back to the happy healthy life she was living. Please help we are both so discouraged and are starting to lose faith.
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