Ive been to the doctor and hes just given me pain killers and diazepam which is supposed to relax my muscles. Ive had the pain for nearly 3 weeks and its not getting any better.. should I go and see a chiropractor?
I dont know what spinal stenosis is.. the doctor just said a disk had slipped back and trapped a nerve.
I to have had a slipped disc. The pain and spasm went down my leg, front and back. Then into my foot, over the front of the arch and the sole of my foot was numb. Sorry to say, that I couldn’t walk for the first four weeks. I went to an excellent Osteopath, who firstly was able to release a lot of the spasm, I gradually started to walk, still in pain. It took Eleven weeks in total. Do go to an Osteopath/Chiropractor. Ensure they are well qualified. It will hurt to have the treatment, but worth it in the end. I know you feel it will go on for ever, but it does get better. Stay positive, move as much as you can without causing more problems. My thoughts are with you.
by: Yeshe Tsomo
on: 8th July 08
I play soccer and thankfully have never pulled anything but both of my quad muscles have been in some pain. I cant tell if their just sore or if i might have pulled them. When i run they are both fine but when i go to kick the ball the leg i kick with hurts. My coach thinks im just sore but i dont know because i have never had pain like this when being sore. Can any one tell me the difference between the two (pain wise)
In a pulled muscle there is soreness because usually there is moderate damage to nerve fibers that surround the muscles that is pulled. This requires “downtime” or resting of that muscle to allow it to heal. Which usually takes as little as a few days to a few weeks- depending how bad it is. Muscle soreness results from overall breakdown in the integrity of tissue in a specific group of muscles. This is normal when a muscle is over used. Body builders continue to break down and rebuild their muscles. Each time layers of cell are duplicated adding muscle mass over the course of time.
So there are multiple levels of muscle damage starting with typical soreness by exertion, moderate damage which is referred to as a pull, and the highest level of damage is a tear which is varying degrees of a damage that can require surgery to repair. In this case its usually the connecting cartilage that is damaged that is more fibrous than muscle and does not repair itself as easily as muscle does. Cartilage is also the structure that fastens muscle to bone.
by: Keep Asking
on: 7th August 08
My dad is currently on blood pressure medicine and cholesterol medicine. He recently pulled something in his back and can verily walk. Would it affect him if he was to take a muscle relaxer to relieve the pain. He wont go to the doctor for he dont want to miss work. Thanks for any suggestions and comment.
Call your pharmacist and ask them the question, tell them what he is taking for the bp and cholesterol and ask if it would be ok to take the muscle relaxer, give them the name of it and if there would be any interactions.
In the mean time your dad can try either heat from a heating pad and if that doens’t help he could try an ice pack, 10 minutes on 10 minutes off, he should try the ice first to try to alleviate the swelling, heat would be to relax the muscles. But its one or the other, not both ok, depending on which one makes him feel better.
he will have to be rather stationary for awhile to give this time to heal up.
on: 6th September 10
I have been feeling like this for a week and it’s getting more intense. I also have the hip pain, sore butt muscles and pain in my thighs. Do these pains usually begin so early before labor or is it likely that it’ll be sooner than 40 wks? Just curious how your experiences were.
hi im 36 weeks tomorrow and since 35 weeks ive been experiencing these cramps throughout the day and night, they dont really hrt but are just like period pains, i figured as they arent regular or have any pattern they are just braxton hicks, im seeing my midwife wed so i shall ask then. if you are worried i would keep an eye on them and let your midwife know if they become regular, although i think its one of the ‘joys’ of pregnancy. good luck x
by: baby oliver born 11/01/10
on: 1st December 09
I tend to suffer from anxiety a lot, but usually my cycles last from 3 days to a week and a half. It has been almost 2 weeks now and although I dont feel as anxious, I have muscle pains, constipation, dry mouth, and extreme fatigue. I don’t know if I should pin this on my anxiety or I should get checked out for something else.
note: these are new symptoms..i had never experienced these symptoms..and I forgot to mention bloating
Anxiety, constipation, muscle pain and fatigue are all symptoms of magnesium deficiency/low magnesium. You might want to try taking a supplement. (But be sure to also get enough calcium) If the supplement doesn’t help then see your doctor.
on: 11th May 12
Im 33 weeks along and I dont * think * that Ive had any braxton hicks or contractions but Im not totally sure. Sometimes when I get up at night to go to the bathroom I have a shooting pain real low in my pelvis when I get up. Is this a contraction or just muscle stetching/pain?
In general, would a braxton hicks contraction but low or high? How do you know if you have one?
A braxton hicks contraction are normally painless. The tummy tightens and they are erratic. Usually lasting no longer than 30 seconds. With my first preg. I didnt know I was having them but when I went for my exam at 37 weeks they said I had to be aving some kind of contraction since I was dialated to 3. With preg. number 2 and 3 I had a lot more (maybe its just cause I knew what to look for) Your pain doesnt sound like a contraction. I think it really depends on where your baby is sitting on if they are low or high, and every preg. is different. With my last preg. I only had contractions on my lower tummy area through the whole labor/delivery, but with my first they were all over my belly. When your tummy gets really tight (kind of feels like your baby is surfacing) that is a braxton hick contraction.
on: 26th September 09
I’ve got slight pain (sort of like a bruise or muscle pain) on both sides under my ribcage… I’m obese and out of shape and spent the last few days pushing myself on the treadmill…could it just be sore muscles… I dont even know if u use those muscles when on a treadmill…
You are just sore.
by: Computer Geek
on: 27th August 11
I exercised today with squats how can I get rid of my burning leg pain?
id rub some tiger balm or bengay on it and dont forget to put ice on it for 20 minutes every 2 hours
on: 5th November 11