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04-02-2006, 04:14 PM
I have been "stretching" lately. it was a physical therapy regime i had went through two years ago that i have revisted. Well i was stretched two nights ago and i felt a really ...... tense muscle. I held it for a few second and stopped. From that point forward it has gotten more and move painful and now im even having a hard time just leaning over. It feels like the middle to lower part of my back is constricting, tightening up. It hurts in the upper parts of my legs and feels like im getting hit with a hammer in lower back. I wont see orthapedic for a couple weeks, i cant go bcak to my normal doctor for pain meds, i have a lot of poppy extract but i .... dont always react so well to that. Does this sound like something i should go to an urgent care for? Or would ibuprofen take down the swelling, and tylenol + SOME poppy be all i could do? I havent had this type of back pain... well ever. Hospital is 75$ and urgent care is 35$ but the two urgent cares closest to my house have A LOT of doctors that "dont beleive in narcotics". They use flexeril as pain killers. I would normaly sum this up as muscle pain which im sure it is, but my legs hurt really bad and even when i take soma it doesnt make much of a difference. I have taken two soma today and it didnt even take the edge off. Can any one think of what it could possibly be? Im more concerned right now about treatment then even pain management and if going to a hospital could speed things up i would consider that.
Im sorry for posting here, i didnt know where else to post thank you for reading this post.
04-02-2006, 04:47 PM
Satori, sorry to hear of your problems and wish I could be of some use and advise you but I know absolutely nothing about such things. Hopefully someone else will be able to help. Try PM'ing Candy? or maybe Exitwound.
i hope things get better soon
04-02-2006, 09:06 PM
I went to an urgent care that was 10 minutes away, they were closing in 20 minutes and didnt have ANY ONE in the waiting room. I ran in fille dout the paper work and explained to the nurse exactly what was going on. I sometimes would over exagerate what was going on to make sure i get the meds i want but i was completely honest this time, no over exagerating (sp). She said it sounded like i might have a slipped disc and i had to get it checked, but that they couldnt do that htere i had to go to the hospital ER. I said i didnt have enough $$$ for ER visit and she said they could work out the payment there. I said ok (she had acted really sad about the fact i couldnt be treated and that i had looked so lost, which i was because i did not know what to do). I know i wil have an apointment with a orthopedic spec. soon but i wanted atleast codeine or tramdol to be able to sleep tonight (i dont like using poppy pods except on rare occurances, i guess this is it!).
ALl of you are great, thanks for typing in the forums and being of help (on many toppics).
04-03-2006, 12:23 AM
If you read some of my other posts here about these topics, there is a decent amount of information already there for the searching.
But if you have specific questions that don't appear in the existing threads, by all means ask away. I will try to share what I have learned over the years before, and throughout, my time as a chronic pain sufferer.
04-03-2006, 06:40 PM
Sounds like muscle pain and although it could be a slipped disc, sounds more muscular to me. I would take some antiinflammatories and the Flexeril is not a bad idea. Unless your specifically looking for opiates, antiinflammatories, a good muscle relaxer and some ice and heat may just do the job. If it conitnues or worsens see the doc.
You want to relieve the inflammation and the above should do it. I would ice for 20 and apply heat as well for no more than 20 mins at a go. Doing that intermittently during the day and taking the above meds should help. Avoid strenous activity and relax for a few days.
Most docs now adays are going to go with the least invasive or the least addictive route. Meaning, they are more likely now to try antiinflammatories than prescribe pain meds. Which in some cases is the right thing. Although I don't advocate for anyone to suffer in pain, that may be the best route to take in this case.
Than again a good buzz never hurt either!
Naughty nurse that I am!
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