Please respond, I'm really freaking out right now.
I've had some lower back/tailbone pain for a few weeks now, so yesterday I went to the chiropractor and they did an exam and xrays, and today I was supposed to go back to go over the xrays and start therapy.
Well today my doctor went over my xrays, which were of the lower back. Everything looked fine (as far as tumors go!) and I did need therapy and adjustments. So he put me on a massage table that mechanically massages your back, and then afterward he had his assistant do ultrasound therapy.
During the ultrasound therapy, it uses strong sound waves and electronic pulses to stimulate your muscles I think. Well I didn't have any pain where I normally do (lower back), but I DID have pain on one side of the middle of my back. Pain, like I was about to jump off the table. I never have experienced pain there before. Ever. I kept telling the assistant that it hurt and he kept telling me that it'll find any little tender spot and stimulate it.
Well I'm freaking out now that I've got a tumor in the middle of my back that this ultrasound therapy brought out. Not only that, but I'm also freaking out that if I do have some sort of spinal cancer, this ultrasound therapy will increase the chances that it'll spread. It's highly suggested that when you actually are diagnosed with cancer, not to use this therapy as it can stimulate it to spread.
Has anyone had this therapy before on their back? Or does anyone have any comforting words? On my way home I called the office and scheduled a consultation with my doctor for tomorrow morning to go over what happened today. I'm really in need of some reassurance. Worried I'm not going to be able to sleep tonight