Hi, I am a 64 year old female, 1 year status post fusion L2-3 and removal of hardware from previous L4-S1 fusion done 4 years ago.
Two days ago, I somehow must have twisted my left side a few days ago because I am in excruciating pain. It hurts to breathe, stand, walk, sit. I did not lift anything except for moving a roll of carpet I had in my closet to get at something pinned under it. I had no initial pain , but later it started. It's all left sided from my ribcage all the way down to the groin, lower back and buttock, left hip front and back. I am taking Flexoril 1 tablet every 8 hrs. and Hydrocodone 7.50 tablets every 5 hours. The pain keeps me from getting comfortable to sleep and suddenly i'll get a severe pain like someone hit my left buttock and upper thigh with a hammer and it wakes me up so I have only gotten about 9 hours sleep in two days. When I try to stand after sitting the pain takes my breath away until I walk around for awhile then it's tolerable. Has this ever happened to you? If so what did you do. I hate to have to go to the ER. The weekend is coming up so I have to call the doc if I've really messed something up. Prior to this I had some back pain but it was ok and not interrupting my activities of daily living. This pain is like HELL.