How long after surgery do you usually have to wait to restart PT? My trigger point pain (which was what sent me to a Dr in the 1st place) flared up again last night. Very disappointing since I've been doing so well. I probably caused it by trying to do more things for myself yesterday knowing I would be on my own today. My sister went back to Canada this am. I took a flexeril & a percocet this am which seems to be helping and I'm gonna veg out today on the couch & do NOTHING.
I knew that surgery would not fix my muscle knots which have been there for years so I'm anxious to get back to PT where maybe massage, e-stim, ultrasound, etc may help. They were afraid to do much with me prior to surgery due to my MRI results & my rapidly progressing neuro symptoms. I also wonder about trigger point injections. I had done some research on this in December & went to my PCP in Jan to ask her opinion. That was when she ordered the MRI & I found out about my c-spine issues.
The pain is not horrible like many spineys go through but it makes it hard to do my job (nurse). When I completely rest for a few days it goes away but comes back quickly when I resume my normal activities. The only medication I took for it was advil which is now off limits due to my fusion. So, I'm just curious about the PT thing & if anyone has had trigger point injections I'd love to hear your stories.
Thanx & have a great day!