Hope this wont be toooooo much of a whinge.
After l5S1 surgery in May 08 i have been in rehab (lol)...not. Really they massage my back to try and get rid of the back spasms.
Then they tried Pilates which seriously caused my back to go biserk.
So since sep they have been giving me core exercises (really really little TA ones) but basically trying to get rid of the spasming. My Quadratus lumborum (big back and butt muscle) overcompensates for my surgery site apparently.
I ran out of cover and got sick of the pain so went on valium. It fixed the spasms really nicely, so then we discovered the real pain is STILL the surgery site. The joint has totally seized up. So I got given some exercises to loosen it (as well as hard prodding and massage) and I could hardly move for days. So PT backed off that and just did ultrasound for a while.
Now, in response to the mobilisation attempt of this joint the inflammation must have irritated my nerve that feeds the muscles around the side of my hip so that i have bursitis in the hip joint. It feels like bone grinding on bone and as if i am 100.
Does anyone know what I am talking about? Have you had the same? How did you fix it?
I just want to know this will get better.
On the bright side I have hired a treadmill to make sure i can get all the walking in i can (so i havent given up....just mad).
And i am so doped out on Valium i just want to sleep all the time...not good for work or the kids.