Chronic lower back pain due to a collapsed vertebrae from playing football and heavy weight lifting. It becomes more aggravated when picking up my kids and is very acute in colder weather. At times the pain will shoot up my arm and down my leg where I am immobile
Ask if they can refer you for hydrotherapy, that should be helpful, you sound like you are still quite active, being a dad with two kids.....I guess you have to be!! So having hydro should be beneficial.
Pugger, I totally understand you want your pain to stop. I'm sure that if you asked all of our members they would say the same. It's not easy, I'm sure, to have 2 kids that hurt when you pick them up to love them. That doesn't mean that you can't sit on the couch and have a cuddle. I have severe spinal issues and have been in pain for over 20 years and have had 30 surgeries with more on the way. I have pain every day.. Bad pain. The trick is to listen to your body, take breaks when you need to, and start to realize that unfortunately, this is going to be your new normal. With collapsed vertebrae I'm sure you realize by now that there is no going back to the way you were before. Try a pain management team, p/t, gentle stretching, hydrothermal as well as using heat, anti inflammatory meds and anything else your doctor may advise. Keep a positive outlook.. Some days suck and that's unavoidable when you have pain but if you keep an upbeat attitude and choose to see the gifts that are presented to us each and every day, it helps. Look at the smiles on your children's faces, have a laugh with a friend, listen to music you absolutely love and do some deep breathing exercises. All of these things can help you to attain a new level of happiness in your life. Look, I'm not saying that you'll be skipping through the tulips.. LOL!! (I'm certainly not, although it would be a hysterical site to see). I'm meerly saying that with a different outlook on things you may feel better on more days than not. Hope this helps you and that you get some relief. 😊👌🏼🐫😊🏇
Is massage possible for you? Hot and cold therapy can be calming. Although temporary it gives respite. Personally and fron experience i would avoid the dark road of opiates and other meds. Once on that road its very very hard to get off and can also be very destructive to other areas of life. Its a balancing act. Good luck Gx
Have they not offered to inject the crushed vertebrae with cement? They did that for my hubby after a bike accident... i know its an option... and it took his pain away at T6 (the crushed vert) once it had been kinda re-inflted to its original size. (Sorry i dont know the medical terminology off the top of my head)
Just wondering who u have seen for this diagnosis? 🐫
also former football player, so i can relate. whole spine is full of slipped and herniated discs, and immune to opiates, nsaids, nsars and pain medication. i was almost pain free for the first time 2 years ago (i was 38) when the doc here prescribed cannabis. Sativa works best for me and enables me to spend a lot more time with my kids and wife. Indica couch-locks me. The hardest effect to deal with was hunger, because more weight makes everything worse for me. I do not go out in cold weather or i effectively become stuck, and changes in weather, especially hot to cold, make all my conditions worse.
I would try NSAIDS and consider Kyphoplasty. You could also consider an epidural steroid injection and anticonvulsants like gabapentin or antidepressants like amitriptyline. Get referred for hydrotherapy and maybe consider other treatments if those don't work like denervation
ThanQ LMB...😙 it was on the tip of my tongue 🤗...thanking u kindly ⚘
Im a tad conflicted...🤔 all of this seems a little extreme😲 ...if all u r taking is 💊paracetamol Puggers? Is that right? 🤗I read it in another of ur posts i believe?(please correct me if i am wrong ;)😚
Hydrotherapy is fantastic..😀. a tens machine 😄is a very good start for some relief...ask ur physio to recommend...🤗 massage therapy...trigger point massage... 🤗oseopath... acupuncture... all have a place in reducing my overall 🤗pain defecit! Worth a try 😙 before medicating ⚘
😙 and look 🤗 if u r not on NSAIDS OR opioids already... try cannabis for pain control😓 before u go down the gabapentin/pregabalin/lyrica route...😢 im locked in for now, boy 😜 id do anything for the chance that someone told me that years ago!🤗