All that it's shown I have 2 herniated discs and swelling around some of the vertebrae. I've done physical therapy n taken my share of pain meds n it seemed to help at the time. Within the last month or so I went to stretch and "pop" my back which I've done so many times but this time it made a noise that didn't sound normal and I was in such bad pain for about 30 min I was bawling and I could not stand or lay down and if I even tried walking I couldn't put any weight down on my right leg the most. Almost every day I wake up it takes me a little bit to just be able to move and I'm usually crying by the time I am able to stand. I'm not able to stand or walk normal because the pain is awful!! Trying to go from sitting to standing or vice versa is about impossible without bawling my eyes out. I have no insurance right now so was just maybe wanting some ideas on what it cud be this time since it's not the normal pain I usually live with. Thank you and any ideas on how to help with the pain would be so helpful!!
Sorry for your pain! I have had problems in my thoracic and cervical spine. It sounds like yours may be cervical issues?
The options for relief include physical therapy, chiropractic, accupuncture, and even massage therapy. If they do not work you can try a pain management doctor. Research reviews on the web because there are some bad ones and good ones.
The can try a tens unit, saddle blocks, steroid injection into the spine.
If this fails they can prescribe some strong pain medicine. There are options for spinal cord stmulators and spinal fusion, but if you do not have insurance they are both quite expensive.
I eventually had two spine surgeries. I am still in pain and on strong pain meds, but the pain is not as bad as before.
I would say your best approach would be pt and a pain doctor to get some meds. Good luck!
I agree with the previous comment.
I'm concerned that you don't have insurance and are facing a chronic illness.
Are you working ?
If not, you may want to get started on disability and hiring a disability lawyer will save you a lot of headaches.
Going back to the pain...
You may have nerve involvement where the ruptured discs are compressing some important nerves.
You should go to your regular doctor and have him determine what type of pain you have.
It could be an easy problem with Neurontin or Cymbalta . I hear people groaning over the Cymbalta. Lol
It worked great on my husband and he got off with no problem. I have no problems either.
These drugs are specific for nerve pain. They are not on the addictive list.
It may just take that one visit that you are putting out for financially.
Search the interment for back stretching exercises.
Use heat or cold depending which one feels best to you.
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