I've been over in the neck pain forum for the most part with issues at C6C7. But now I have a new one that is making me forget all about my neck and I need some experienced advise. The neck has become a chronic, but bearable issue with nerve pain, BTW.
Yesterday I was standing and playing with my dog and I reached out quickly to grab his toy on the floor. My lower back locked up with the worst pain I could imagine. I managed to get upright and started gently stretching and moving until I could walk upright. I spend the day walking when I could, and icing on occasion. I took a hydorcodone and a skelaxine and went to bed. This morning I spent the better part of 45 minutes in complete agony trying to get out of bed. I have "thrown out" my lower back before (probably once every 5 or 6 years) but not like this. This is by far the worst back pain I have felt -- a consistant 8 and an intermittent 10. I will attempt to call my DR when the office opens.
In the meantime, anyone have any advice about what I can do to ease the pain, or at least keep from aggrevating it? Pain is somewhere in the lower thorasic, upper lumbar area. My left foot tingled after I hurt it yesterday.
THX for any advise ...
Wayne (AKA Lumpy)