Hi everyone! I have been reading through the forum and decided to join. There seems to be quite a bit of support and good advice that I want to be a part of.
During my one and only pregnancy, two years ago, I started to have lower back pain. It is usually gnawing pain and manageable without meds, however, this is only because I sleep in a recliner, on a heating pad, and do several exercised through the day to keep my back pain tolerable.
I have not slept in my bed for about a year and a half. I have tried, but in a matter of minutes I am in severe pain.
Occasionally, I have terrible flare-ups. Currently, I have a bad one and am on valium and a round of steroids. The last time I took prescription meds for my back was last August (almost a year ago)
I have flare-ups of severe pain frequently, however, they last only a few days and I can suffer through them with my usual daily regimen of ibuprofen.
This flare-up though, like last years, has me in so much pain that I can hardly walk. Nothing in particular caused it. I am at a loss as to what to do next. I have done chiropractor, PT, and had a regular x-ray (no abnormalities) The exercises from PT help me a little every day, but I never get true resolve. I am here to find the next step...