reply to post by boncho
Good luck bud. That's the best I can say. I have been fighting SI / lower-back pain with intense spasms for the last four months. Physical therapy
helped slightly, but a recent flare up of spasms has put me back to square one. Chiropractors and Physical therapists don't want to touch me anymore
because they fear the spasms.
Ultrasound therapy was always nice and the chiropractor was more than willing to do it for free. Working with the physical therapist was mostly
straight leg raises with the assistance of a yoga strap in 30 second intervals.
Try some deep tissue massage or working with a foam roller and stay active. I hurt with every step, and it seems every other step causes a spasm, but
you kinda just have to push through it.
If you literally cannot move, you may need to sit tight for a little while. During the worst of my pains in the last four months, I spent a week
unable to leave my bed. I was pissing into a bucket, and my wife was stuck with cleanup duties. It sucked. After that week I was able to push myself
back out of bed and start walking with a cane again.
Walking with a cane has been a pain in my butt, too. It never feels like normal walking and I feel something inside grinding. Usually I can push
through it for a couple days and the spasms I get while sleeping at night will cause some things to realign and give me temporary relief from the
Obviously, the best thing you could do is go see your doctor before things get worse. Sometimes, they just cannot help you though. I have been to the
ER three times since this all started, had a crazy number of blood draws, and most recently got a spinal tap to see if they could figure it out.
Nothing yet. Just know that there are other people out there going through horrible pain just like you. If that helps at all
I know it
doesn't... Good luck man.
In short: See your doctor, lots of stretching, lots of walking
Military version: Change your socks, drink water, take motrin