Re: Trapped nerve in my back.
Originally Posted by longfellow
Hi LD lets put it this way I failed miserably to get to see anyone about my problem.
Spot on Mups not able to get to see anyone they need to be given notice.
So still taking the painkillers naproxen/co codamol a few ibuprofen/paracetamols various heat creams and I even had a heat pad on the spot again all yesterday but to be honest nothing is making much difference.
I have an appointment Thursday at 6pm, that is the earliest I can get . So I guess until then I will just have to carry on floating in and out of agony.
My sleep pattern at present is about 2 hrs between midnight and 2am I sleep and then wake with the searing pain in my shoulder but at least its moved further up so it is not now giving me the splitting headaches, just the painful shoulder and neck the weak arm and fingers and the ruddy shakes so I cannot hold a cup.
Marge has had similar pains, but in her upper (cervical) spine and shoulder, which they assure her are muscular.
She suffers from sleeplessness due to pain and (we both) tends to wake up several times at night.
She takes strong painkillers (naproxen) and the usual ibuprofen and paracetamol, but also uses Voltarol which seems to help quite a lot too.
She has taken part in yoga exercises and pilates (pilots!) which helped and has recently been to see (privately) a highly recommended osteopath. I went along too out of interest, and was very impressed by his knowledge and diagnosis. He did some massage, which helped a lot (but for a limited time), and also recommended some specific exercises which help to an extent.
The final outcome, he assured her, will be simply continuing the exercises until the body heals itself, which he is sure will happen.
I had some doubts about osteopaths in the past, and wondered how different they are from physiotherapists. However, I was wrong.
Perhaps you could try the same, Longfellow.