I'm 41; I had two epidurals at 27 for a c-section that resulted in the lack (and very painful) non-use of my left arm for about a year. I also had a nasty fall about 3 years ago that made it worse. I went for xrays and they said my back was fine. However, the fall seem to create a new problem with my right hip/lower back. Over the past 3 years it's getting worse. My "epi-dural" area goes numb, right hip to knee goes numb and tailbone aches bad when I sit for longer than an hour (I sit at my desk for over 8 hours with no possibility of stretching other than maybe my 1/2 hour lunch). Now I noticed my left shoulder shocket is going numb like when I had my epidural. I'm up to about 8 -12 alieve a day (I know I'm not supposed to, but it sort of helps). As a result of the alieve I'm having bad heartburn. As of lately all my bones are aching. Please advise!
First of all, you have to be allowed a 15 min paid break for every 4 hrs you work, and its not your lunch. That's the law. You need a full workup by someone who knows what he's doing. I'd start with an orthopedic specialist I think. The bad thing about using naprosyn or any of the NSAIDS is that they tend to eat up your stomach. You need an eval and appropriate pain meds.
My ortho gave me prednisone and physical therapy for my neck and pain back in remission for three months.
You should seek your dr and see what he plans to do
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