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LOWER BACK CHRONIC PAIN AFTER BOX? FLAREUP? WORSE?

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gio

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well I been diagnosed with l4-l5and l5-s1 herniation for 5 years now about.. was getting by with the good and bad days and learning to stay away from flare-ups best I could..... long story short I picked up a very box yesterday and from there the whole disc somewhat crashed like I reamber when I first got it..... could he pulled nerve but I know I couldn't sleep last night and BARLEY can't sit long or with my weight.... if I walk I feel it also..... all I been doing today is icing for 20 and then off and hot showers and motrion every 4 hours and walking as much as I can.... my main fear is I blew something out or something.... im 28 years old and been working out slowly and doing cardio so I am in fair shape.... what u guys think just a lunar flareup or sounds more than that?
 
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well I been diagnosed with l4-l5and l5-s1 herniation for 5 years now about.. was getting by with the good and bad days and learning to stay away from flare-ups best I could..... long story short I picked up a very box yesterday and from there the whole disc somewhat crashed like I reamber when I first got it..... could he pulled nerve but I know I couldn't sleep last night and BARLEY can't sit long or with my weight.... if I walk I feel it also..... all I been doing today is icing for 20 and then off and hot showers and motrion every 4 hours and walking as much as I can.... my main fear is I blew something out or something.... im 28 years old and been working out slowly and doing cardio so I am in fair shape.... what u guys think just a lunar flareup or sounds more than that?

Try to get your doctor to prescribe you some Gabapentin. Among other thinks it is indicated for the management of neuropathic pain. I have crushed disks between my L4 and L5 and manage but sometimes the pain is pretty bad. I take one of these (300mg) and there is a very strong reduction in the pain. Aside from that you may be due for another x-ray. Its not addictive and the side effects are minimal. I get slightly drowsy.
 
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gio

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Thanks!!!

As in for the pain u think l be good by tomorrow. I hope it doesnt affect my whole werk... usually when i flare it takes one day but this flare is more intense than the others
 
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28yo seems like a whole different species to my old ass, don't know how well you're insured, anything about your job duties or security, but ...... if it was me, I'd get things looked at by a doctor. Orthopedic specialist the obvious first choice, but at the least your neighborhood "Doc-In-A-Box," who might fix you up, or provide a faster referral to a specialist than you could get on your own. If you're already established with a primary care physician (s)he would probably be more useful than the Doc/Box, IF the pcp will see you as quickly.

No one on a discussion board can give you reliable advice or treatment you might need. We can guess, especially with that diagnosis from 5 yrs ago, but ..........
 
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gio

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Like i stated its been 5 years...
Had 2 mris and did 2 epiderals and did chiro and etc.... all bs. Nothing helped it calmed down for long time and i worked around it. I hope ths is flare up and will calm down
 
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gio

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It might calm down?

I mean i had flare ups like this before back in day with stairmaster or some type of workout.... but i couldve pushed a little hard friday and it came post..... point is i hope i get good by tuesday max.... just not hoping got worse
 
rawdeal

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Yeah, "might" is kinda a vague word.

And I used it intentionally, best I can do over the Internet and with no medical degree or access to diagnostic tools like MRIs, X-Rays, etc. Best of luck to you for this incident, and in the long run too.
 
Lizard King

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I have 2 budging discs as well, since i was 16ish actually, been to an ortho a few times, MRI a few times, ortho again on flare ups, ER sometimes. Mine is mostly muscular, muscle swells up, pushes the nerve against the spine and I am in crippling pain until the swelling goes down. I ice my back daily, whether it hurts or not, mostly it does, sleep and wake up in pain every day. After the 1st cup of coffee and some ice it loosens up some. Been using this or a derivative of it, Capsasian roll on, this one is 0.25mg, loosens the muscle up decently, not a cure but it helps along with the ice. I try to stay away from the Nsaids as much as possible but they do help in times of need.

 
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gio

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I have 2 budging discs as well, since i was 16ish actually, been to an ortho a few times, MRI a few times, ortho again on flare ups, ER sometimes. Mine is mostly muscular, muscle swells up, pushes the nerve against the spine and I am in crippling pain until the swelling goes down. I ice my back daily, whether it hurts or not, mostly it does, sleep and wake up in pain every day. After the 1st cup of coffee and some ice it loosens up some. Been using this or a derivative of it, Capsasian roll on, this one is 0.25mg, loosens the muscle up decently, not a cure but it helps along with the ice. I try to stay away from the Nsaids as much as possible but they do help in times of need.

Its werid because i havent flared this bad in 1-2 years. But it could of been from a bad movement im guessing
 
Lizard King

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I've had a flare up from sneezing really hard and being in a bad position. I've tied my shoe wrong many years ago and was in a chair for a week. So annoying as anything can do it at any time.
 
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