Sorry I haven't been on lately; I've missed reading and catching up with all! But on Saturday morning I stepped on a dog bone (didn't see it), which skid across the laminate floor and caused me to lose my balance & fall hard... In a freaking half split! My right leg was straight out in front of me, but my left leg bent at the hip outward and flat against the floor with the left knee bent completely back and the bottom of my foot resting against my hip/butt cheek. Ouch ouch ouch! The jarring to my spine as pain shot upward, from my tailbone to my neck, made me freeze in place afraid to move. I thought I broke my hip joint! After about 10 minutes I was finally able to straighten my left leg and get up with hubby's help. Within minutes I developed a headache and noticed a very cool tingling from the sacrum to my left foot, with a swelling warmth to the inside of my left knee. I got a very short warm shower then put my knee brace on and rubbed voltaren gel in everywhere that hurt except my head. I took a muscle relaxer and sat down with my legs elevated. The left leg was sprained from back to foot, I knew from the symptoms, so I iced where I could and rested.
But every day since the fall I've developed more & worse headaches and muscle spasms with swollen trigger points to the mid & upper back & neck. I woke yesterday with another excruciating headache so I called the doc, fearing I'd done damage to my surgical area. Thank God there is no damage to any discs in the neck and upper thoracic discs; not sure of the low back because only did upper back xrays. But the doc said I have a lot of inflammation going on with spasms and severe tender points. So he put me on Baclofen muscle relaxers 3x a day for 30 days, put me back in my neck brace and has restricted my hand & arm use until it all calms down. So I'll be reading and responding to only a few at a time until I catch up. Anyone else ever use Baclofen; good or bad??
Last night I woke at 2 am with another excruciating headache and didn't get much sleep last night. He said C2 is causing the shoulder/scapula/arm pain I've been dealing with that the fall made worse. And C7-T1 is responsible for the upper back & neck spasms, with headaches that come up the neck and over the top as cervicogenic headaches and morphs into freaking migraines! Ugh!! Trying to develop another headache now, so about to take a break and get a relaxing shower.
On top of this my tinnitus with dizziness & imbalance has not improved despite the steroids treatment, so I'm still fighting for balance as I walk and make turns. Sometimes it feels like the room starts to spin but then it stops when I freeze in place, unlike vertigo that keeps spinning. Thank the Lord it doesn't bother me driving, only when I walk. I did find out that my recent hearing loss is due to nerve damage in my ear. Wow, didn't know that! I don't use headphones or ear pieces so I'm curious as to what has caused the nerve damage. I think I'm going to ask for a referral to Emory's Dizziness and Imbalance Clinic at my follow up. Maybe they can help reduce my symptoms.
I hope all of you have a good day with as little pain as possible. Hugs love and prayers! 🙂💕🙏🌸