I have just finished my 6th visit from the acupuncturist and boy, this time I'm suffering so much pain in my one leg...especially in the calf area. I've always come home from these sessions with some discomfort but after applying heat (as instructed) is slowly gives me relief. Only one other time..about a couple weeks ago..I was in terrible discomfort but it was gone within two days. This time, it's really bad. I've tried heat and cold compresses. The acup guy strickly said no cold. Since I can't tolerate pain meds nor ibuprofens...I'm up against a brick wall as what to do besides cry and keep applying the heat. Any suggestions? I also have just gotten an inversion table. Haven't yet used it as my acup guy said to wait till all the therapy is finished...which is about 4 weeks from now. I wondering if I should cancel out the acupun and just start in on the inversin table.
I have two mild bulges at L4 and L5 plus DDD. No stenosis or anything else showing up on the MRI. My PM doctor and the orthopedic surgeon says I'm not a candidate for surgery.
I've been given tramodol by my PCP but afraid of one of the listed side effects: seizures. It looks like I'm going to have to bite the bullet, so to speak, and take the darn pills eventually.
Hey, thanks everyone for reading my message. Today, it's Easter, and all I've been doing is crying...without my husband seeing me.