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New symptoms as i heal from sciatica, muscle spasms & nerves

Hi, i have posted here w not much feedback.

In early mar of 2012 i was taken away by paramedics. My nerve is pinched and that day had me on the floor, the worst pain ive felt. 12 yrs ago the same thing happened but nit from the sciatic nerve. Im a familiar sufferer of the classic l4-l5 and sg1 herniationsbut this time after gaining sime extra weight and going to a new physical therapist who made me do the classic stretch of pulling my left leg over my waist in a prone position, laying down, 2 days later i knew i had a pinched nerve. The mri agreed with a "moderate" herniation of l4 l5 and a slight herniaton of sg1, with a pinched nerve coming out of l4 and leani g towards the left.so that its affected my left leg. The symptoms i was recovering from were pain in the front of left leg and unable to stand on it for long. It has taken me a long time to walk without pain but Accupuncture HELPED ME walk for the first time for 20 min., up til then i couldnt walk w/o pain. Ive not beenback though and want to.

I was getting bettrr every week and thensuddenly had strange new symptoms,muscle spasms in back of calf and back of left thigh,and pain and spasms in right leg too. Its mostly affected the left leg. Ive had pins and needles on the end of myleft foot the entire time.

The spasms are scary. I dontknow what the best meds are. After recently not sleeping for a day because my thighs were clenching so uch i began to also have nerces dlowing thru me...atleastthats how it felt. Sometimes whrn i feel fear or think of something fearful iniw feel a flowing expansive "rush" of nerves flow thru me..its awful. Its happened a few times. Its alarming tome.

Im having neck pains and feel pains i. Arms at times. Sometimes i wake up and my leg or kegs have an"ugly" ache to them.

Nothing compares to the pain that had me on thefloor, crawli g thru the house and calling 911. I was alone when it happened. Today, this morning i had four painful spasms seize me as i was aout ti wake up. Smhow these pains felt more muted.

Sometimes the calf feels very stiff and i cant walk fasts. Sometimes itfeels like the pain runs alonf the front bone of the leftleg. My bf is hating the smell of ben gay niw and that gives me relief. I look at him and he looks helpless and scared which had made me more anxious and nervous. I do not wantto worry him. Right niw im having v little pain consoderibg it was bad this morning, i drove a lot lastnight. I. Addition he lives 2 hrs away and wants me to come over as uch as i can, and i dont want to.

Im gettibg aching muscles and its like a toggle switch. They keep rotating places. My back dr simpky said "how convenient" whatever that meant to him. Tomorrow im getting a steroid shot from him WITHOUT XRAY cus. Im sick of not knowing when i will get spasms. B4 i didnt want to do it. I hope he knows what hes doing.

I have a wide variety of drugs..i dont use many if them...from vicodin, motrin, volterin, flexiril, gabapentin, morphine, amytriptylin (sp?), cymbalta.

Ive used some. Naproxen i started today. I think it works. Today i took 2 of those and. Gabapenti. Later a vicodin because my neck was killing me. Finally at the store taking an ice cream container to the back of my neck worked best of all! Im tired of this commute, i feel its hurting myback.

Im really scared to go back to work, atmy sit down job and find i have to go on disability. Ive been off work for a while nowand am running out of money. Everythings coming to a head.

I also use ice, heat, and i have to massage myself. Inoticed that hot showers work v well.

I told the back dr that weight loss and accupuncture is what i wanted to try for now. He gives me the creeps i dont feel he even cares, he looms at ppl like theyrenumbers, this guy i have to get a shot from and that sucks.

What drugs workbest, whatdo udo? I dontknow where to turn to gethelp. I dont always have wifi so net is not always avail for research.

Thank u for any answers.


  • Sorry for all the typos, ipad does this as i cannot see what im typing mostof thetime.
  • Well you dont need to see a back dr to try weight loss and accupuncture,
    So if you told your dr thats what you want to try then that prety much ties his hands on what to do,

    Once they see you done all the alternative measures then spine specialist or pain specialist can step in and help, If the pain specialist with injections cant help then working along with spine neuro or ortho will direct you in the direction you need to consider,

    There is no perfect drug for any of these spine conditions so pt along with injections is a good start and continue weight loss cant hurt if surgery is needed in the near future,

    So only option a person has if alternative treatments has failed is finding a good pain specialist and a good spine specialist to come up with the best option,

    Good luck,
    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
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  • I posted last nite and ipad died soi lost the entire ing. It was rather long and descriptive.

    I mentioned that in addition to telling this neurologist that i woukd seek out weight loss and accu, i also was going to get the cortisone shot, the mri for neck, the electrogrsph for arms, consult w a neurosurgeon later..so there were many things firhim to consider.

    A couple of days ago i found that naproxen works extremely well for my pain..altho at this time i dont have back aches or problems as much as MUSCLE CRAMPS, SPASMS in leg, and ugly leg aches. Naproxen works better than motrin! I saw some in my bf's drawer and ran a google search on naproxen and sciatica, i read glowing results on it by others, intrigued, tried it, its so.

    So i have forgotten what i wrote yesterday, i had time to write something well put, for once. Lol the neurologist is amused by my humor and jokes.

    The big deal is i had the shit yesterday..and i cant imagine how one can be silent for such a thing. I made all manner of noise and protestations, jokes...he was v patient. I had to, these are all distraction tactis, of course. How can u easily lie there as someone drills your backside with needles? Ugh.

    The good news is that i have no spasms, cramps, pains. I will keep reporting on this. I sort of expected good results.

    I will continue my plan of weight loss and accupuncture, in case it wears off i do not wish to be "holding the bag" ugh! I want to be ready. I need to go back to work and make money, as much as i am rich in so many things, im not wealthy. Lol

    I had mentioned that im a hypnotist. While its the easiest thing for me to heal others, its harder to heal myself. I think its that one cannot be "control" & " subject" at once. So everyone else benefits from my shocking magic. Hey, i fi can get so e credit sometimes it would be nice. Operating under someones hood has with it their increasing amnesia because when they "come to" as it werem they start to lose memory of what happened.

  • my recommendation is to put heat on the lower back to irrigate the spine,

    this will send oxygen, water and nutrients to heal the discs,

    do deep breathing exercise to send oxygen to the lower abdomen,

    as you do this stretch your abdomen with your breathing,

    hold the pump momentarily to stretch the soine dwon and out,

    I use magnesium citrate as a msucle relaxer,

    you will need to do this as much as you can all day,

    slowly without putting too much stress,

    feel your way through and look at it as your healing therapy,

    there are ozone injections for disc hernias,

    Live to Pray
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