Originally Posted by luvmycat1
It was a company doctor since the injury happend at work. There were no x-rays or anything. He just tested my range of movement and pressed on my back to see if that hurt.(it didn't) Anyway, he said it was a siatic ligament or tendon or something. I no longer work at the same job so I'd have to consult my regular doctor.
Sheesh, the guy sounds like a quack.
A doctor cannot diagnose problems with the sciatic nerve without looking at an mri. Besides, you said back pain? not pain that travels down your legs, numbness, and tingling. Your regular doc can schedule any test you need, but will likely refer you to an orthopedic surgeon or spinal orthopedist for treatment.
In the mean time you can switch between a heating pad - heat to relax muscles, and an ice pack - cold in case there's any sort of inflammation to see if that helps a little. A couple aleve in the morning and at night could possibly help, but I'm a little hesitant to suggest that since you doc might not agree, plus too many NSAIDs can be bad for your stomach and kidneys - consult your doctor before taking that dosage for more than a few days. Try to keep moving some, don't let it get you stuck in bed.
Good luck in getting this treated, hopefully it's something that proper PT and medicine can help you with.
KittKatt, I hope your case gets a decent judge next time and that this group helps you win your appeal.