astrid Posted September 24, 2012 Share Posted September 24, 2012 I posted last week about terrible lower-back pain I was experiencing, and wondering whether a massage would help. Well, it didn't, and it's gotten progressively worse. I'm seriously in agony. I can take a lot of pain, but this is just beyond what I can manage myself. I have an hour and twenty minute drive in to work every day and I was in tears after 15 minutes. The pain is so bad I"m nauseous. The ONLY comfortable position is lying down, mostly on my side. I did some reasearch yesterday and think that what I have is sacral-related. 15 years ago when dd was a newborn I picked her up out of her swing and felt something 'pop' in my extreme lower back. I went to the dr. then and it was determined that my sacrum had popped out of alignment. I went to a physical therapist who sort of leaned on it and popped it back in and there was instant pain relief. He said it was common in women who have big babies, and since dd was (what is that term when she was facing up, not down? In so much pain I can't think straight) Anyway, he felt my problem started in labor, and fixed it. No problem since, though I don't remember that as being this bad. It's a constant strong pain and sort of wraps around my hips to my groin/front of thigh. Agony when I turn over in bed, better when I stand and walk for a few minutes, though it then comes back worse. Sitting is agony. I've tried muscle relaxers-- no effect that I can tell. NSAIDS--- no effect. Heat, eh. Cold feels good, but only for a short time. I have no freaking idea how I'm going to make it through work today. I don't thik I will. Anyone BTDT? And is there anything I can do on my own, or do I have to go to the dr. and get in to physical therapy? I just don't have time to be flat on my back, or even making therapy appointments. Sobbing. Literally. astrid:crying: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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