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Lower back psin

ChristiscottCChristiscott Posts: 1
edited 09/30/2015 - 3:03 PM in Lower Back Pain
I'm a new member
I was taking cholesterol medicine not sure if this has anything to do with my recent and only problem I've ever had with my back I hear Lipitor can cause permanent muscle damage. Well here's how it started, I got sick and had such a bad cough that I created a back problem 4 months ago, I have chronic muscle spasms, can't turn over from side to side two to three days after initial injury, it seemed to get better after two weeks but still could tell,there was something wrong, went on a plane and lifted my luggage onto the security area and felt a electric shock, I was able to still sleep in a bed and roll,over from side to side, used a heating pad and ibuprofen to help with pain. No muscle relaxers work with the pain of the horrible spasms, it's the most horrible psin ever experienced considering I've never had back pains before, then it seemed to be getting better and another two weeks I was bending over to put something in a bag towards the ground and pop, severe electric shock shotting from one side to the other with pain, since then I've been sleeping in a recliner and have not been able to return to bed, if I lay down on my side my back starts spasming so bad with blood pulsating with pain, I have to return to my lazy boy, I've been seeing a chiropractor for a week and a half, everyday for the first week and now two times this week, it seems to help,but still can't lay on my back, side, or stomach without spasms, I ice five times a day since I've been going to chiropractor, I also. Put a cream on after I ice, I take an ibuprofen every night, SOMEBODY PLEaSE HELP, I need to get back into my bed, I need to travel on the 10th of October to take my dad to a military reunion and have to sleep in a hotel. Anybody have any ideas for me. Thank you.

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  • Sheri76Sheri76 Michigan Posts: 485
    Hi Christiscott.....hope you're able to enjoy you're trip with your Dad, so nice of you to do.

    Back before my fusion I had hoped the sciatic pain was from med side effects too, but not in my case. The popping in back sounds vertebrae related, but if not associated with pain, I'm not usually concerned.

    Most chiropractor's used to take xrays, or at least want to see one's you've had taken elsewhere. Have you seen your general Dr yet? That seems like the best place to start. My general has even helped me with putting rib back in place, just by her placing her hands in certain place and rolling me over from side while laying on table.

    Hope you get some answers, and hope to hear from you soon.
  • Emily64EEmily64 Posts: 39
    edited 10/01/2015 - 2:57 PM
    Hi! I'm just recovering from my 6th back surgery (long story that involves two incompetent surgeons) but I have found that Valium 10 mg and/or Ribaxin 750 mg worked great for my spasms before and after surgery. I took them along with a pain med and I think that would help you tremendously. I do hope you get some relief soon! I know just about anyone who has back pain or has had the surgery to relieve it (and mine did) sympathizes with you. I hope you can take your Dad. That is so very sweet of you. Best wishes.
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