It's been 2 years this week since my auto accident that started back problems. I had compression fracture of L1. After bracing didn't work, I had fusion of t12-l2. I went back to work after 8 weeks. I then started getting bulging discs...c4c5 with spurs, t2, L3, and L5. I had a neurostimulator implant in 2/11 for my lower back pain. Dr doesn't seem to want to acknowledge my middle and upper back pain. I am now in aquatic therapy which doesn't seem to be doing anything. It is week 9 of therapy. I've had the traditional therapy too but it was too painful. Anyway, my doctor makes me feel like I'm an addict or just a whiner. Today he added Desyrel to help me sleep.
Anyway my question...my pain gets significantly worse around 6p (I don't even need a clock!) and it progresses until about 3-4am. I take my pills, take hot shower, heating pad (yes I've tried ice) with no help. My doctor made fun of me when I asked him why my pain increased at night..his reply was "maybe the moon and sun get in alignment with the stars??" does anyone else experience this? and it is not because I'm settling down for the night and then notice it. I do not work so I take it easy all day so my mind is not "focused" on something else during the day..another idea my dr had. Thank you in advice. I feel so helpless, like no one believes my pain.