I've been recovering from a herniated disc at the C6/C7 level. I am doing cervical traction twice a day, and taking Ibuprofen. At night I take Valium or my remaining pain meds (hydrocodone 7.5mg) if I cannot sleep.
Lately, I've been experiencing what I can only term as 'restless arm syndrome.' I try to relax and go to sleep, but my left arm tingles and gets, well, restless - from my shoulder area to my tricep. I have to either shake my arm or drum my feet on the floor to get the discomfort to subside, but it always comes back.
Right now it's 2:43 a.m. and I cant sleep because of it.
Has anyone experienced this? Any suggestions on how to alleviate this?
God bless everyone having to deal with these injuries. People who haven't experienced this have no idea what we've gone through.