I am in physical therapy and it's making me hurt SO bad. The pain is incredible. We are working my upper back and neck, and apparently now we are working on my shoulder joints too. And now I can't even wash my clothes or cook my food because I am in SO much pain I want to cry.
One of the exercises has my bending at the waist which is aggravating my already injured lower back. Now when I walk, my back feels like my spine is grinding, won't move, and I have intense pain in my lower back to the point that I can't walk and I have to hold myself up with my rolling walker now and use it a LOT more than before I started PT.
It doesn't matter if I complain during therapy because I am told to "push through the pain" and "we have to keep those joints limber!" But now I can't lift my coffee cup to my mouth to drink, my joints hurt like hell, and someone touching me brings me to tears. And my lower back is on fire!
Then last night I woke up to intense pain in my lower back and I couldn't really feel my legs. I thought I should try to move them and get them to wake up that way, but that didn't work. I tried to roll over by pulling myself with one arm and pushing with my other arm and my back popped. It hurt like hell for a split second and then... I could feel my legs again! And the first thing that came to mind was "oh that's not good"
I am seriously thinking that PT is causing me more damage than good. I am thinking I should call and make an appt with my Dr but at the same, I don't want to be seen as a quitter or someone who isn't trying hard enough.
The pain is exhausting me. I slept from 8pm-2am, then 4am-4pm. It's almost 9pm and I ready to fall asleep again.
1) What would you do?
2) Please tell me the legs numb/ back popping thing is normal... or just tell me the truth. I can handle it.