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In terrible pain after Physio - anyone else ever have this?

rowanberryrrowanberry Posts: 27
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:02 AM in Lower Back Pain
Hi All,

It's been a while since I've been on here. I have had constant lower back pain for 9 months now. My MRI has not shown anything signicicant and have been told it is probably facet joints and I'm on the waiting list for an injection. (I think a steriod injection)

I started seeing a new Physio last week, felt really hopeful that he could help. He talked about things being twisted and has done some manipulation on various bones. Now I am in terrible pain and need crutches to walk some of the time. Other times I seem to be able to walk fine. It's mainly when I get up from lying down (it's now 4.30am and it's woken me up)Does anyone think this is normal after Physio. Maybe he doesn't know what he's doing and he's just aggrevating something? I went to him as he has 14 years experience and was recomended.

Anyway while I'm waiting for the painkillers to kick in I thought I would write on here and see if anyone had any advice. I'm not sure of the facet joint diagnoses anyway. I have terrible pain in my hip/buttock and leg, plus lower back pain so there is some sciatic nerve involvement - although it's on and off.

Been reading about isthmic spondylolisthesis - I wonder if that can be overlooked on an MRI?

Sorry lots of info - I'm just struggling accepting that I have to live like this. It's good to write it out - I would be gateful of any info or ideas.

Thank god this forum is here in the middle of the night!!

:) xxxxx


  • the spondy can be seen on a normal x ray.
    Live to Pray
  • I would tell the PT that you're having too much pain with the manipulation he's doing. Maybe see your Dr. and let him know, you may need an anti-inflammatory or something but an assessment anyway since you have to use crutches now when you didn't use them before.

    Just wondered if you use the log roll method to get out of bed? Also support your back getting up from a chair instead of hauling yourself up.

    Ice your injury to see if it helps until you see the Dr. TC. Charry

    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • i definitely have had bad pain after a physio treatment but as they went on the pain got less. Definitely tell your physio how your body reacted after the session he should know that and can do things to help with the pain. charry is right you should talk with your doctor,maybe he can give you an anti inflammatory to calm things down.If your twisted like the physio said it will take some time to fix that problem.
  • It may be worth your time to see a good Osteopath, though it isn't unheard of experiencing pain after a session. As has been said before make sure you make the practitioner is aware of this.
  • I have recently been told that my ongoing pain is probably facet joints but I have had other complications with infected fusion hardware so I might be of no use to you!

    During a flare up two years ago (at which point I still had the hardware but didn't know about the infection) I took myself for some PT. I was in a really bad way (I had got stuck crouched in front of the fridge and had to get my DH to straighten me up!) and found that the PT made me no better overall and, in fact, immediately afterwards I was worse. I couldn't bend myself to get back in the car to drive home. I worked out that it was lying flat on my front that did it.

    Since finding out about my facet joints I wonder if some of the problems were caused by them as well as the loose hardware.

    But I do agree with the others and think you should let your PT know. I think that us spineys can be too stoic for our own good sometimes and don't speak up when we should. Well, that is me anyway!

    Good luck. I hope you find some relief soon.
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