QUOTE(canehdiangirl @ May 25 2004, 09:43 AM)lol.. mini.... Cyndi, are you confused now??? ...
heat cold heat cold...
thanks guys.. made a dr. appt for today.. but not sure what good he will do for me. Is it worth the trip to see a dr. or is it something that just has to go away on its own with heat or cold?
"Although soaking in warm baths soothe and ease the pain, do not use heating pads at first while the nerve is inflamed. Prolonged heat draws the inflammation in, keeping the swelling high. Most doctors tell their patients to apply ice packs directly on the lower back area for about twenty minutes at a time, every couple of hours. Although this can feel like torture, the cold pack helps reduce swelling. Mineral ice is also great at soothing the pain and offering temporary relief. "
I suffered from this when I was pregnant and it (on top of already horrible back problems) was really painful - the only thing that worked for me was to get up and walk off the pain. Not sure if that even helped but I couldn't stand, sit, or lay so that's what I had to do.
Anyways, I have all sorts of pills for back pain over here Cindy so if you want me to bring something by for you before you spend $90 on a Rx that might not work, give me a shout.
Yes!!!, I have a herneated disc at the L5-S1 vertabrea.
That translates to a pinched sciatic nerve. When I first went to my doctor, they gave me Vicodin-ES, Skelaxin muscle relaxer and 800mg Motrin. Killed the pain and half my brain cells too
You'll most likely be sent for an MRI.
I'm starting physical therapy in lie of surgery right now.
Chiropractor really helps. I go 3 times a week.
QUOTE(MONEYSHOT @ May 26 2004, 07:41 AM)What happened at the doctors??
He gave me Skelaxin muscle relaxer and some pain reliever- not vicoden though b/c i am allergic.. then i was told to sleep on the floor last night! He tried to manipulate the muscles.. but that hurt to much.. my back is to wimpy to try to dig into the muscle tissue
Feeling tons better today!!
Thanks for all the tips.