I woke up at 5 this morning in almost unbearable pain. I was on my tummy and I swear it felt like I had an elephant sitting on my lower back/hips! It was like all the bones were crushed together and either I had to move or the pain would kill me and trying to move would kill me. I finally (after much moaning/groaning/praying/and even saying a few words I normally wouldn't) got turned over enough to slide to the edge of the bed. I had to just kind of slither to the floor and pull myself up by hanging onto the nightstand.
I finally made it upright and shuffled around trying to get the "elephant" off of me. My legs didn't want to support me and I was afraid I was gonna fall. The main reason that scared me was the fact of what it'd take for me to get back up! It was absolutely the worst pain. Through it all I'm trying to figure it out, trying to pinpoint the main cause. I doesn't feel at all like muscle spasms.
Well anyway, I finally got to moving again and the pain eased back to it's normal ache thankfully. Can anyone give me any ideas on the cause of this? Have you had any similar experiences? This isn't a new occurance but it's never been that bad before. I already dread going to sleep for fear of the pain that wakes me but now it will be even worse. I know that lying on my stomach makes it worse and I've tried everything to keep from ending up that way but it still happens sometimes.
I had a lumbar mri 4/09 that only showed tarlov cysts in sacrum. My low back pain started during a myelogram for my neck almost three years ago. Any ideas?
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