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Muscle Spasm's

winkiewwinkie Posts: 174
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:28 AM in Lower Back Pain
After reading this amazing site went to my family doctor-spilled my guts and WOW have now had the best 12 hours free off muscle spasm in my back. The pain and hunched walk is still there but OH,MY,GOD, had some sleep and feel better able to cope. This site has given me so much confidence to try and gain some control over my pain. The hot water bottle reminder and the positive attitude shared by all here is amazing. Doctor was great with his medical advice and has given me Valium for spasm's, coedine phosphate and Tramadol for the pain. My husband see's a glimpse of the "crazy-woman" he married. Just need to carry-on the journey to surgery-I'll be so Fabulous, can't wait...
Hugs n' Loves for all the great advice


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    Paula, that is about the best compliment you can give to any web site. Knowing that what our members post here have given you better insight on how to deal with doctors and your medical situation.
    Now, the main focus will be to treating those spasms. You definitely want to treat any back problem before it gets out of hand
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  • AKA~"crazy woman".I'm glad that you are finally getting some sleep and relief.I wish that I heard that you could stand UPright though.

    Do you go to PT,or have a hot-tub?Sometimes a hot shower does wonders for my spasms.I missed your other posts,so I don't know your history or what surgery you are having,but when the cold air hits my back that is when I hunch over and can't get control of that until it warms up and I take my meds and then... just time.

    *PS~When is your surgery?
  • Paula, I've suffered from spasms for years and years, so I can understand how "free" you feel when you get a reprieve from them!!

    So happy to hear you're getting a break; it gives the rest of the body a chance to rest and revive again. Take care.

  • Thanks for all your lovely comments-have been a bit tragic for a couple of days, doing the whole ugly crying thing!! Found the valium good for halting the spasms but unable to stop the other pain, and hunched gait.Surgeons think fusion at L4/5 & L5/S1 level, excision of right transverse process of L5 with TLIF and a cage at L4/5-(just copied that from report)-will give me a 60% chance of keeping out of the wheelchair. I have been going to aqua therapy in nz at a private hospital, they have mineral pools, then a good torture session with the physio to keep muscles good. Have a lovely physio near home who gave me core exercises. Unfortunately due to the politics of medical system have had delays for surgery date. This site is giving me courage to speak up and ask questions about my back. Injured myself at work helping a patient to the bathroom (medical receptionist).It was due to this site I finally went to get better pain meds. The support here is helping me so much to fight the depression that seems to go along with the pain.
    Thanks to all -HUGS N' LOVE
  • What surgery are you having done? I know I walk hunched over at times. I'm glad you got some muscle relaxers that help. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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