... excruciating where it causes pain with walking, sitting, standing and going up ramps? any one out there with these issues? vtech10
hello, i just added you as a friend because I have the same issues as you do. it didn't have an option by your name to ask a private question, so i'll write here. What is the cause of your pain? Fall? Injury? Are you taking any meds? I can not sit for long periods of time, or get out of bed in the am. And it's getting worse as time goes on. What dcs do you see? I don't know what to do about my situation. Cathleen
I deal with this every day, I want you as a friend and if I can encourage, give you answers then I want to but this is something that is hard (at least for me) to find pain medicine that I could take and then I broke 4 area in the t4-through t9 areas of the back and am being sent to a orthopedic doctor for his input, I have even resorted to using patches (begay and other along with pain meds) I wish you only the very best
Oh yes. Wish I could say no but this particular type of pain for me is both sides of my back but less there, but from my pelvis on down well let me say I was out with my nephews and just walked to fast I think and found myself on the ground writhing in pain. But this can happen sitting watching TV it hurts so bad all I can do is curl up & wait until it passes. The only lessening of how many times it happens seems to take carisoprodol.But I know I will have an episode maybe once a month with medication, without medication up to 4 times a month
You may be onto something with the piriformis syndrome. It does sound like a nerve issue especially if your leg is giving out. That is SO funny about the 'run Forest, run' comment you said your kids say!! Kids are so funny sometimes-thank dear God for them!! Sometimes it is all you can do-laugh so you don't cry! I know! My children make fun of me for how I get out of a chair (I used to do the same to MY mom and here years later I'm exactly the same!) It is not unusual to have nerve impingement after a pregnancy. Something else you may check into is the sacroiliac joints. They can cause this type of pain too. Aqua exercise is great for low back pain-like you said-it is easy on the joints and the warm water is relaxing. You can really get a workout and you don't realize it because you don't sweat. The water provides great resistance and a lot of times exercise is among the best things you can do for pain. I've been trying to do some Yoga.
I can't do all the poses in my class but I do what I can and it feels great to stretch. I'd forgotten how good it was! I'm trying to get into the Aqua classes at the gym but the times they have are not convenient right now which bums me out to no end! Hope you can get to the bottom of what is going on and get yourself some relief!
Vtech10, I feel your pain & have for 43 years! You didn't state whether you've had back surgery or anything, but I agree it sounds like a spinal cord nerve impingment problems. I had a failed back surgery in 1973 for a herniated disc. That doc really messed me up for life. I had another one in 1980 to try to correct the first one, & got some releif, but already had nerve damage, & now no one will touch me because I have I have such scar tissue issues causing nueropathy in my legs, hips & spine. I tell you all of this because it sounds like you need to see a Neuro Surgeon for an evaluation, & most probably an MRI. Also it woldn't hurt to get 2 opinions from 2 doctors if this becomes a surgical problem. Good luck to you & let us know how you are doing.
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