I had PT Thursday, short thirty minute session, usually a hour. (Dx wit first reverse grade spondylothisis). About and hour later while cleaning, I bent down to sweep up trash and my back popped. I didn't feel it, but I heard it loud and clear. I slowly stood up but there was any pain. I sat down on the couch wondering about the pop. Slowing the pain started to spread through my back. It didn't take long before was in severe pain. Standing, walking, shifting weight on couch all seem to make it worse. But an hour later it had found a plateau and ibwas able to fix dinner for kids. However, while reaching for a glass I leaned forward and my back popped again. This time I heard and felt it immediately. I spent rest of evening time pain up until the early hours of Friday in intense pain.
ConfusedMom, I'm so very sorry this happened to you. Was the popping in your lower back? I have such horrible spinal issues that I feel your pain. Sometimes when I'm walking or cleaning, I'll get a twinge in my lower back and know if I'm not careful and it pops, I'm going to have pain across my back and down my legs and will be in agony until it rights itself. Having wires in my spine, chiropractors won't touch me. I'm actually afraid to let them anyway. I went to a few, explained my issues and they looked at my X-rays and they turned me away. I hope that you are feeling better soon and I'll say a prayer that your pain stays manageable. 💕🙏🏻🌻
Do you have a back brace that you can wear? Sometimes it doesn't take the pain away but it just reminds you to be careful of your motion so you don't suffer more pain. Also, use moist heat and if you have one, sit in a chair with massage or get a massage pillow to put behind you. I hope that's helpful to you.
I have the back brace. Been asking Dr for a new one as this one has metal slabs that slips out and pokes me. But I am wearing it. And I went and got a cushion massager with vibration and heat. Thanks for suggestions.
The pain eased up early Friday morning. I was called in to work (substitute teacher) so I went in, by 11am I was in severe pain. I could hardly walk and leaning over to help students was impossible. Even lowering myself in the low chairs was a chore. I call Dr and he had ur same suggestions and that I take pain meds. I informed him again that I was at work and couldn't take meds becasue they make me sleepy. He didn't any alternative suggestions. When I got home I took meds irregularly and by Saturday the pain had eased up.
I'm still wearing my brace and monitoring my movements closely and wondering what the popping was.
ComfusedMom, I'm so sorry you had to deal with that. I'm glad you were able to get the pain to settle some. I will continue to pray that your doctor finds the problem and provides you with much needed relief. 🙏🏻🌻
Wow it's miserable enough to be in pain, but unable to have your meds at work will literally drive me mad. I'm used to my meds now. It doesn't give me any drowsiness nor feeling loopy. It just basically takes the edge away for me. So when I'm feeling it at work, I would even take my cocktail mix. I'm saying that I'm lucky that I am my own boss though. Sorry to see you in such circumstances, hope you can ma age better next time.
Thanks Octobot. I have been on the same meds for a couple of month and they still have the same effect - sleepy, loopy, and they only take edge off it my pain is under 4. And my pain is usually around a 6/7 daily. Looking through safe alternatives. Because I have two younger kids at home.
UPDATE: went to PT today. He determined that my pelvis was "stuck". My right leg was 1/2 inch longer than left. I severe pain in lower back, hip, thigh, and buttock all on right side. I had difficulty walking. He did a mobilization hamstring exercise. Afterwards my legs were same length and the pain had decreased tremendously. Although I was sore and my back still hurt, I was able to walk and move around better.
Confused, from what your saying, it sounds like it might not have been your pelvis but possibly the SI joint itself just based on low back, thigh, hip and butt pain. Not a medical professional by any means but just from personal experience.
ConfusedMom, I have a very good friend that has problems with her back. She works with horses and her hip on the right side actually rotates forward. This makes the leg shorter than the other and causes her really bad back pain. The chiropractor adjusts her and she's good for 6 months. I hope that you continue to feel better. I wish you the best of luck in working that out. 💕🙏🏻🌻
Confusedmom, a doctor told me a long time ago that my SI joints pop in and out, rotate out of place, and the only way to fix it was to fuse the joints. I told him no, but as time has progressed I've second guessed my decision. I've got DJD and osteopenia now. What if my joints fuse in the wrong position on their own? I wish I knew others while had it done successfully. 🙏🌼