I think I'm in another L5S1 flair up and I'm in pure agany and torture...I can't even describe how the pain is, but I know many of you have felt this too. What do I do? I can't get to my doc until Mon and I'm praying my urgent care visit eill help eventually. I just received prednisone. I told the urgent care doc that I didn't know why I was there b/c I had pain meds at home-percocet whcich doesn't work, I have 2 types of relaxers-skelaxin and xanaflex, which do nothing at all!!! Heat feels better (I went and bought bio freeze) and when I put on ice, I spasm worse. I am one big spasm with gigantic ones that make me want to jump off the roof. I have done warm/hot baths for relaxing.
I am sure the culprit, but I got a massage 2 days ago, the 31st and the after it started. I almost came off the table when she touched near my sciatic area, so she got the hint. Maybe rubbing the spine near the disc did this? I don't ever want a massage again!!
Besides starting lrica, which i'm sure i'll do b/c of the severe nerve pain, is there anything else I can do? Help!! I'm scared and afraid of this not going away. What else would offer relief? Are there better muscle relazers from you espwrieince?