It’s been 6 weeks past my low back pain, I am very much affected in my daily routine sometimes i think about using injectable opioids. It’s appreciable in sitting position mostly and standing after squatting position. I tried Myospaz forte, Dynapar gel with rest. Right now using hot fermentation 2 times a day followed by gel with Naproxen 250 mg 5 to 6 tablets for 5 days without appreciable relief and only some relief is for an hour after hot fermentation. I thing I am psychologically affected by this as well planning schedule my gym back again from 11 Feb focusing on back muscles. I would appreciate any positive comments. It’s frustrating
Hi Jolly, I'm okay at the moment, I just try to push through the pain. My fatigue really gets me down but I recently started a anti inflammatory diet and I've found some benefit. I'm awaiting my MRI results now and waiting for my intensive physiotherapy to start. How are you? How long have you been experiencing pain? Xx
I remember on 18 March I was doing barbell rows and lost focus for a second and got start of this thing. Most orthopaedics say you should exercise during back pain and not do complete rest I continued till 23 March when I had it doing a deadlift and decided to stay away for a while because I don’t want any disability for life time as I can catch up with training later that 1 week of exercise I did in pain I still regret on myself. Right now today I am feeling stiffness pain intensity is dull but still in my mind is watching my back had 2 pills right after got wake up may be it’s the effect of pills. I want to get back to normal in 1-2 weeks is the only thing in my mind
Kew what’s your good name I found weird calling you with the ID name. How long is your pain and what do you think about the reason behind? you should take some Medicine with your diet modification( is it a gluten free thing or something else?) early in course of treatment to get most of benefit as I noticed delayed treatment can prolong recovery. You can discuss your pain with your physician by using your diagrams it will give a better perspective I think.
I have fibromyalgia and connective tissue disease which causes my pain. I'm under the care of a rheumatologist and now orthopedic surgeon as may have a hip joint problem and a medial ligament tear.
I have various medications but I try an holistic approach to manage my pain such as fibromyalgia based yoga and a anti inflammatory diet. I get fatigued a lot so I have at least one nap a day in between my work shifts - luckily my boss has found a way of giving me 3 hour lunch breaks so I can rest. I use Epsom salts lavender scented to soak and relax my muscles.
I'm waiting to start a intensive physiotherapy course too. I'm a little worried about that though! But I'm open to try anything that is safe.
Have you been given an indication of what might be causing your pain?
Yes I met ortho guy he told me its spasm only. I also read literature about this thing and I am in subacute phase till 12 weeks after that it will be called chronic(sounds scary). I read about OxyContin effects but I can’t find it anywhere available nearby me. Today I had oral Tramadol 50 mg that has a weak effect on my pain let’s see the future.
I like research based proven treatment options but the way you are dealing that much severity is appreciable. I like your holistic way of treating pain and that Epsom salt bath. Looks interesting way to work with muscle pain. How come you got introduced with this holistic thing to relieve pain? What more it does I am curious to know about this
Really just through researching my condition and the people on this site have been really helpful. I have always been interested in alternative treatments so it was a natural inclination for me to try, as long as it is safe.
How are you finding the tramadol? Is it giving you some relief? Hope you're having a low pain day! Best wishes Hayley 🌈
Jolly does your pain stay in your back, travel down your buttock, or legs? On another note. There is an n-said patch called Flector that I use. It helps but does not get rid of nerve pain. My pharmacist said not to put it on bone but to put it on the fleshy area of the back.
Zetarlov I’m experiencing lower back pain majority of which catch up to upper back after prolong sitting . I am okay in standing, walking and also enjoying good sleep. My gluteus and hamstrings having stiffness that’s what doc said. No pain radiation and leg raise test was also negative.
How come you knew that its a nerve pain? Have you been diagnosed your condition? I never come accross flector patch in managing muscle strain kind of pain but there is a variety of treatment options and every person is getting different response with different medicines. It doesn’t work same way for everyone i learned so far.
I have a rare disease called Tarlov Cysts. They form on the nerve roots in the spine. If they are in the S region then they cause a felling of sitting on rocks or like you have a funny bone in your rear. The nerve discomforts go down the legs even to the toes. When they become symptomatic the nerves effected can do a number on your bladder, bowels, even the genitalia. If they are higher up the spine some symptoms are the same but can radiate out the hands. Most are ignored by doctor's because they have studied under the old teachings. So when I see people say they have a painful time with sitting it worries me. If a person has these cysts their dura is thinner than most and should avoid needles in the spine. PT can further cause issues if done wrong. Also, the Flector patch is a script n-said.
Hey Jolly, I'm not sure the orthopedists are correct in continuing to exercise during pain, at least not doing intense exercises. I do think gentle e exercises & stretches help, because they help keep muscles loosened up, or at least it does for me. I twisted my low back in February and finally started PT in late April because I was getting worse. At first it was helping, but I was being bounced between 2 therapists, so therapy exercises have been inconsistent. One therapist loves to do deep tissue massage and the other wanted me to do crunches to tighten abdominal muscles (I haven't crunches in 20 years!). The deep tissue massages have caused worse pain and I suspect has also triggered my current Sjogrens/fibromyalgia flare. The crunches actually set off muscle spasms in my thoracic-lumbar region. I've missed 4 appts now due to my current flare, but I'm continuing the stretches here at home. I hope you begin to get some relief soon! 🙂❤🙏🌼
Hayley you are dealing with pain as hell as easy way its awesome I am new to this thing and so a bit frustrated sometimes annoyed I think. But I’m consistent with everything only my work capacity is a bit down. Its the still same thing. I love the way you being supportive, you are alot brave and strong lady by heart. I don’t think pain can beat you. Keep up the good work :) I am going to workout from tomorrow to do light weight exercises and streching.
Flappyslady81 its important to do be active with pain relief meds. It will help you recover quick. Keep doing stretches it will help you recover eventually. Take plenty of rest as Hayley advised and do something to keep your mind peaceful and happy. I hope we both will eventually recover in good shape out of this
I know what abnormalities going to come up in MRI because I saw my x ray it was grossly visible to me. I only hope for abnormalities that are manageable by treatment. How’s your job going on Hayley i would like to advise you to buy that handy battery operated digital BP monitor for regular checks.
How’s your pain flappy have you been reached to any conclusion to get best treatment suited for you
We're all different. I still have pain after 4 back fractures now 18 months ago. What gets me is the fatigue that comes the longer or harder I stand and work. Their letting me keep the 3 tramadol. Not noticable on the pain but it keeps my mind from thinking about it and controlling my attitude about 70% of the time.
Zetarlov do you see any relief in your condition since application of that patch, you should get yourself aware of to not do things that can cause increase in size of those cysts because they seem to be not curable by surgery
Snowqualmiyeti I had it during weight training and the course is getting prolonged. Sometimes I think there should be a universal pain pill for every pain. Tomorrow will be my scan and I will get to some point of how much damage I had on my back. Day before yesterday I had a bad back stiffness and I took naproxen lyrica tramadol muscle relaxant, for 24 hrs I was stoned felt like in a bad hangover & was not able to think, walk & talk normally. I learnt to never mix lyrica with anything that make you sleepy.
Age related things are bad. You live Young by heart but the machine just don’t work that way. Keep yourself active as long as possible @Snowyeti and remember all those good things you had before, look back at them give a smile and always share your experiences with your loved ones Its a good way to spend time.
Ok, I’m new to this site and have a few questions about my condition...... I have 2 damaged disc in Back due To Degenerative Disc disease 1- Cervical Spinal Stenosis with Myelopathy (lot of narrowing in spinal canal) 2- Lumbar Degenerative Spondylitis . I am taking PT and due to add Aquatic therapy soon. But lately I have developed strange right arm pain and uncontrollable shaking in my right arm. Has anyone had surgery that gave them relief in their neck and back?
Jolly, yes. I have had these cysts since 2014, which I opted for surgery to ease the symptoms. I know my life prognosis, lol. As long as I can stay moderately mobile, life will be livable. I use the patch strictly to lower the inflammation in my rear, lol. I have used n-saids for over 30 years for mirgranes. I had a excellent specialist that found all my triggers for them, the only drug that stopped them in their tracks was naproxen sodium, but I had to only take the brand name to get relief. So I use the n said patch rarely. My main pain control is grain and bare it. When I quit the opioid I found I could manage the discomfort better, no side effects to hamper me. I have a variety of coping techniques. Meds is last resort and my husband is usually the one suggesting when I give in and take them. Lol.
CB1227 one of my friend had Neck surgery over cervical spine it was endoscopic cervical surgery and he is doing well and recovery was quick. I have seen many back surgery dissectomy and fusion surgeries but I can not say about any witnessed functional outcome in long term. But the best person to answer this would be Ronnie Coleman who had undergone multiple back surgery with screw fixation still lifted pretty damn heavy weights and had 8xMr Olympia. I would say it works when it is the only option left as suggested by your doc. I wish you should soon enjoy normal life without any meds and pain.
Zeta yes I have that memory foam lumbar curved cushion and I used it with 2 additional regular pillows for sitting because my pain gets aggreviated on sitting. I use pillow under my thighs while sleeping as well. Thanks for your concern zeta if you can suggest anything please you are always welcome