Welcome to the club. I was just saying to my DH how much the front of my thighs had been hurting with this flare up. You are not alone! And the pain description..sometimes it's like a dull achy pulse inside. I find that taking my pain pills, laying flat with my legs elevated helps more than anything else...except perhaps the hot tub.
If I get in and sit in the deepest part and just let the hear seep into my body it really helps relax the nerves and muscles...I could see me sipping a nice Bayou Blitz (a drink we concocted when we lived in the Panhandle of FL.)...yea, and then all those warning bells go off about drinking and taking these meds...boy they sure know how to ruin a lovely evening..SIGH...
ANYWAY, try sitting in a hot bath, water covering your legs...lay with legs above the level of your heart. Take your drugs and pace....it doesn't get rid of the pain, but it keeps the dogs alert!
hang in there....
BTW- I personally would be very careful with chiros. I watched my mom throw thousands of $ to them and end up with surgery anyway. Unless he takes x-rays and your spine doc. Oks it, I wouldn't go.....but that's just my 2 cents for the day!
Well, I GUESS I'm glad to know I'm not alone!
Doesn't make it hurt less, but I guess I know that it is something that [I]can[/I] go along with lower back pain and I shouldn't get worried it's something else!
I trust my chiro completely. He never did a thing until he first took X-rays and studied them thoroughly. He has taken my blood pressure, listened to my heart, etc. In fact, one day, I was suffering so much pain in my chest (costochondritis) that he wouldn't do anything; he sent me directly to the hospital emergency room. He is very good!! With my neck, back, shoulder, chest issues, visiting him on occasion is the only way I keep moving sometimes!!
Thanks for replying!!