I have Spondilothesis, the shooting leg pain, etc. I've lived with it a long time, this is something entirely different.
Due to the problem above, I am no stranger to muscle spasms. Something new is happening and it is so intense!!
It started this morning with a small amount of pain right in the middle-right of my back. What is strange is that it has been intensifying all day. I've never had my back pain develop this way and by 10:00 p.m. it is more intense than any muscle spasm I've ever had. It doesn't stop, there is no position for relief. I've always been able to take a muscle relaxer and pain medication for some relief and find a lying position which really helps.
The meds and position don't phase this. I've tried a cold pack and I've altered to heat, nothing. I'm almost scared. I can't believe I feel this way but I'm very confused. I am about 70% sure it is muscle pain, but I'm not certain; i don't want to overreact, it could just be a different strain than I've ever had, but I'm also worried it could be something else.
This is long-winded, sorry!
Bottom line, is there something my doctor can do in the morning to alleviate this pain immediately? Do injections stop pain quickly?
This will sound ridiculous, but I have friends traveling across the country for a fishing trip starting Thursday and I have to be able to function. I can stop activity, rest, all those things on Monday, but I have to get through this weekend.
Do you think a TENS unit could get me through? I don't know how intense of a pain they can relieve.