My boyfriend has been having extremely severe back pain for the past 5 days and I would like to see if anyone has advice on what to do/how to help.
The pain back is in his upper back, it was to the left of his spine, where the pain would shoot from that point, over to the side of his back, and up to his shoulder. Now, the pain has moved mainly towards his middle upper back. It has gotten so bad, that he has trouble sitting down or laying down. As you can imagine, that leads to very minimal sleep. Last night it was so unbearable for him to sit or lay that he paced around the house for hours.
We went to a doctor Tuesday night, they did an X-ray but didn't see anything- and he just got prescriped pain meds, anti-inflammatory, and muscle relaxers. He went to see a chiropractor yesterday afternoon, who said his back was "all mangled up", but he couldent do an x-ray until the back calmed down.However, he did some work on his back- some shock thearpy stuff, massage, and cracking. After he got home from the chriopractor, he was in worse pain than he ever had been! He is going back today but is nervous it will cause more pain again. I have never seen my boyfriend cry in the 3 years, but man did those tears flow last night. I feel so bad, he is so exhausted from lack of sleep and there is just nothing he can do. He says it feels like extreme spasms.
Thanks for your help!