Re: golfer1 welcome fellow idetter :)
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ohmyachingback:
<B>Randy, <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/wave.gif">
Glad to hear from you, hope today is being good to you!
Although Iím sad to hear you too had problems since last week, I must admit I am a little relieved. Maybe I just did too muchÖ.I did increase some core activity weights last week, and I was a little more active than I should have been. As soon as I felt the Ďbuttí thing cominí on, I chilled majorly!!!! I always know thatís the warning.
The pain is pretty intense 8-9ish and centers aroung L4 down into buttocks and radiating down both legs. Iím only able to sit up for about 45Ē at a time right now <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif">, so Iím up and down always changing positions. My doc did give me better pain meds to help manage the pain and said basically thereís not a whole lot to do except wait and hope (and rest, of course!). He gave me a run of prednisone and I think itís really helped a lot, Iíve only taken 1 of the new pain meds, because I wanted to be able to tell what med helped what pain. Vioxx for after the pred. and stronger vicodin. Weíll see how that goes.
Iím still doing PT, but obviously slowed WAY down with how much and how heavy. Basically Iím back to square one with rehabÖ.although my PT says I have increased my lumbar strength well (I still have a LONG way to go from my standpoint!), so that should help me through this tough spot.
My piriformis is also a Ďpain in the buttí!!! Pun intended! (Cj, I bet you can tell Iím feeling better!) It usually has to be massaged out when I go to PT and I try to stretch it with a yoga strap lying flat on my back, there doesnít seem to be any other way without a second person or without bending your backÖ.so, I just do that and then wait for PT.
Iím really happy youíve joined the board, thereís a GREAT bunch <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/angel.gif"> here and itís nice to have someone in exactly the same shoes as me!! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">
Hope today finds you joy and not too much pain. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/heart.gif">
Thanks for the reply. I"m still about the same, but called my doctor today to let him know what is going on. Besides my back spasms my pain is mostly in my butt.It is putting pressure on that sciatic and I get that tingling in my leg and foot. I had to go on prednisone after the 2nd week the pain was so bad.Interesting to hear that you get the pain in the butt also. I'm going tomorrow to have them massage it out if possible, if I did not have this pain I would have no pain.My PT, I went back to basicstuff also. I was not lifting any weights though, just 8 exercises I'm back to 4. I cannot sit for more than 15 minutes with out my butt and leg bothering me.There has to be a better way to liv life. My doctor cannot seem to figure out what is going on with my back. Personally I think I strained the priformis muscle and the SI joint because that is what causes me the pain.
Glad your doing better