Morning, Serious subject here.
I am going to ask a few questions, because as my PCP has said, chronic pain is hard to treat and at the same time, for years up until I kept pushing every week to 2 weeks for answers to this -underlying condition, I just thought I had a perpetual Flu. I never imagined that I had developed a chronic condition, after living with my back for so many years. BTW - I was told for 22 years, that there was nothing wrong with my back. LOL, 1 CT Scan and I have a Dr apologizing for missing this, for an hour. Another scan-12 months later and I am stable, but still in pain every day, with no answers except to do what makes you comfortable.
I have been looking after my self care for the last 20+ years and really looking for information for 3 to 6 years. I guess that is when I began to realize that something was not normal and my pain levels were increasing more than I could maintain comfort. I was developing an outside focus of care. Rather than being completely active in my care, I had switched over, unintentionally to have my Dr tossing me the ideas.
For the last 4 months, I have intentionally taken back- my self care. I know how to fix my spine when it injures itself. For me - its best description is- "Like a software glick, that forces a computer to crash and the mess left behind, causes pain perceptions in my brain". It is how my back has always let me down in the past. Except that now that I know that this happens, I can watch for it and see if I can "reboot" things beforehand.
Knowledge has provided me with an understanding that I have some serious mechanical issues that cause ACUTE pain and this contributes to the chronic pain as the path-ways to the gates stay open and are hard to shut off.
My self care involves a host of both actions and MBM, so it is really a mix of things and I use all of it each day, to make things better.
Question 1- Has another noticed that, over the time that they have been, on meds, to control the pain, that the pain levels from the chronic side, have decreased significantly, to the point where at times, the chronic pain is quite literally in the "background". level 2-4
Question 2 - If you have noticed the above, have you noticed the Acute pain, from Severe Stenosis, Disk Bulges at Lumbar, Sciatica -- change or get modified - to the point where they are dropping off as well.
Cheers - David