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Old 08-27-2012, 10:25 PM   #1
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Exclamation Help! Severe Siatic flare

Friday before last I went to a massage, the therapist kept blasting me. I mean he put vb some real force behind it, I kept saying owe, please lighten up, you are hurting me. Finally for some reason he climbed up on me and started kneeing my buttocks and lower back. I finally said get out I am done. He was chinese and could not understand me I don't think but he understood get out!

So the next day I could not walk, all I could do is lie flat on my back w/out moving a muscle. I am currently precribed percocets 10/325 2@3 times per day and soma 2 per day as needed. Needless to say my pain levels were about an 8 when still, 10 with movement, sitting on toilet impossible. Tmi I know but had to shower for each potty break only way to get it done. Vomiting aggrevated neck issues and migraines on top of siatic pain. After 9day I went to ER, that was a nightmare my husband drove me crying all the way, got there put in wheel chair, sitting was impossible. Bp was way up there. They gave me a dilaudid, valium, naseua, and anti inflamtory coctail, which brought me down to a 3/4 for the first time I was so greatful!

My pcp refuses to prescribe me any other medication, I have always been ver compliant, even when my meds were stolen I just went without didn't fight/ask for additional.

I need suggestions on what to do. I can't go back to er anf get flagged a druggie I live in a small town, two hospitals total. I have no insurance but I am desperate. I called my pcp asked for pm doc referral since he wont do anything for me and was told that no one will take me as uninsured even if I am agreeing to private pay. I don't know what to do but I have a life, a family, a lot coming up in a few days and can't lie on this bed anymore it is driving me crazy! I have not felt pain like this since right after surgery, it is an easy 9/10 worse than labor.

I can now walk a bit 4-5minutes with cramps but doable, before could not put any weight on legs, my left foot has dropped and I am using a brace to help with ache.

I am desperate and don't know where to turn. I took way to many of my meds and I know I will run out early, not close yet but in desperation I was popping them like candy, even though they weren't working I kept hoping they would.

Please help with sometype of suggestions, stretches, doctors, anything. Have never been like this. Very bad experience. I can say I will never get a massage again, horrible....
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Re: Help! Severe Siatic flare

Well, I am getting some mobility back. I have been to see a pain mngt doctor and he put me on Methadone and I was allergic so now we are trying Morphine. It seems to be working. I was so scared to try either one but my pain levels were to the point I was desperate.

My question now is that even though I was immobile with my whole body my left leg the one that was in the most pain seems to have wasted away, my calve is almost 2inches smaller than the right and achy all the time I have been doing some stretches and trying to lift my leg but just can't lift it won't move from a seated position I cannot raise my left thigh/leg. my mind tells me to do it and I can feel the muscles tense up but no leverage, it wont budge.

I was wonderi.g if anyone has any suggestions. It has me very concerned that it might have some perm nerve damage. It has been two months since my massage that aggrevated my sciatica to this point but with no insurance I have been doing all I can. Remembering some old pt exercises, more massage, bone soup, medications, walking.

Shoulder spasms are horrible, arms go numb and hands dont work right, side pain still alive, but I have not had a Migraine in almost a month! great improvement there as well.

I can actually walk the whole store now, with only 1 to 2 hours of rest afterwards. great improvement from not being able to walk at all 2 months ago. any advice would be greatly welcome thanks for reading...
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Re: Help! Severe Siatic flare

It is very possible he caused you herniated disks. I've heard about cases like that.
Why did you go to him anyway? if he doesn't speak English then why did you go to him?

It's too late now and there is nothing you can do about it or him.

If you don't mind me asking...how were you injured, have you been in a car accident?

 
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Re: Help! Severe Siatic flare

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It is very possible he caused you herniated disks. I've heard about cases like that.

** I didn't think you could actually herniate a disk just from massage but I do know i have an old herniation that was healed with a discectomy in 2010 on my l5/s1 area which seems to be the same on the dermotone map***(excuse my spelling)



Why did you go to him anyway? if he doesn't speak English then why did you go to him?

Started out having a foot massage for reflexology I have been with no insurance I was trying everything

I really didn't think much about it because sign language is universal, it is right next to where I get my nails done... lol Teach me right...


It's too late now and there is nothing you can do about it or him.

If you don't mind me asking...how were you injured, have you been in a car accident?

I am not able to pin point a single point where I was injured. Several car accidents a lot of my issues is hereditary or "built-in" some age related. I led a rough life in my early teens/twenties and I guess I am just paying for it now.
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