I feel better when I wake up. After 30 minutes of getting myself and children ready for the day it goes from 2-8 in a minute. Standing must create pressure on pain nerves, but I have no scientific evidence for my theory.
my pain is worse when I lay down. I am usually up 2-4 times a night. if I am able to get up in the morning I can usually manage my pain. It is 2am now and have taken 2 percocets a 1 Valium. I am also icing my back down now. I am hoping to fall asleep, so I can drive to doctor in the morning.
My lack of sleep due to pain insomnia. I was referred by PCP to find a psychologist. So I started to see them an was prescribed SEROQUEL XR to aid my sleep issue and depression. So far it's working to help me sleep and help my mood a bit. I was staying up for two days then crash. Still have pain 6 to 8 on pain scale. my area of pain and weakness is the lower lumbar area plus Left leg to foot.
Unfortunately I have pain when im at sleep or when I wake. The pain never ceases. My pain scale never goes less than 7 which is rubbish. Have tried physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, steroid injections, tens multiple pain meds. Basically I need a new knee.
I'm at a point to consider a operation. the thing is would a operation help or make it worse or stay the same. I had one neurosurgeon say. He would not operate due to the ostiophite cluster at S-1, L-5 & 4. best example they gave me " your lumbar is like a Jenga puzzle. they said I will find it hard to find a surgeon to work on my back. I'm so confused now, stay the same or roll the dice and get surgery. can anyone post the pros and con's of lumbar surgery? Thanks.
everything and nothing. my hip sucks and whatever the hell it feels like, and only 40% of the time there's a logical reason (eg too much activity, cold, etc). the other 60% it's got a mind of its own :S