I KNOW this is an 'obvious' and silly question to be asking especially since I'm only one month out from my SCS implant, but please hear me out before you become overwhelmed with the urge to start throwing tomatoes at me :S
Both implant sites have healed wonderfully.....barely even tender to the touch at all!
I can't figure out WHY since going back to work, I've had TERRIBLE lower back pain...and it's ONLY when I've been at work at my office job sitting in my office chair.
The first time the pain came on so heavily was the day after my 1st day back at work....and I had put in a 12-hr day....told myself that was too much too soon.
Took a few more days off. While I'm at home, my back is fine. Then I went back to work for only 4-5 hrs and tried using pillows to cushion the chair, tried using different chairs....but the next day...same thing. VERY severe 'aching' muscle pain. It's not sharp pain, just very achy (pain scale 6-7).
I can't figure out WHY this is happening only when i go to work (also happened on a smaller scale after watching my boys play a double-header baseball game)
When I'm at home, NO pain.....yes I lay around alot at home while recouping so being able to lie down is obviously the biggest help, but I do sit in several different chairs around the house and I'm ok.
I've never had lower pain issues like this.
I'm guessing part of it is because my back muscles are weakened due to the post-op restrictions and not being able to excercise them. (I can't WAIT to be able to get back to the therapy pool at the fitness center!)
This pain has nothing to do with the incision sites or IPG pocket (Lumbar incision and IPG below waist in my butt for those who don't know).
Simply stated, I can't understand WHY this issue is presenting itself now? And why only after I've been sitting at work. After going thru all the pain with incision sites healing I figured I'd be on a good path.
Laying on ice temporarily relieves...but that's about it.
Does this sound familiar to anyone else? If so, what can I do to combat this.......besides the obvious :B quitting my job is not an option.