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Re: Fell down the stairs...going crazy

PostPosted: February 22nd, 2015, 12:28 am
by Yuliasir
holy crap Xina looks like complete mechancal isse. Pain means you got the nerve compressed. Which is expected with your lumbar issues. You should be very cautious with the excercises and consult with the physio doctor before implementing them.

Re: Fell down the stairs...going crazy

PostPosted: February 22nd, 2015, 12:59 am
by Xina535
Thank you. I will for sure tell him and the neuro I see on Wed. My husband will be there to tell them he witnessed this. I want to get a report from him where in there it states I've had intermittent lameness and pain and that he recommends whatever next step to be done because I am at risk for permanent nerve damage (per my nurse step mother who's seen this happen and had her own brush with this stupid nerve), so I can show my orthopedic or primary care doctor it and they can take me more seriously. I've been dealing with this leg for so long now, PT and cortisone shots are not cutting it!

Also, this is in my top issues TO NOT HAVE when you're dealing with a manic, unmeasurable fear of having ***!!!

Re: Fell down the stairs...going crazy

PostPosted: February 22nd, 2015, 1:43 am
by Yuliasir
and again remember that with the disk issues each and every physical load should be really in baby steps...
as I said before, compression issues are known to be a very tough. But my sworn brother had something similar in his leg (he was even limping and I remember once on having a sity walk we had to buy an iburpophene solution and a syringe and make him a shot right on the way otherwise he would not be able to stand without a pain) - and it all had gone after he changed his gait and posture in about a 6 months or so.

Re: Fell down the stairs...going crazy

PostPosted: February 22nd, 2015, 8:06 am
by Xina535
I am sorry about your brother, but glad he is better. Question: did he ever have lame issues, and twitching? And, was he pulled out of work during his therapy?

I am ok with the pain. Give me the pain but take away the lameness!! I would rather suffer way more pain than I am currently if I could trade that for this disturbed gait/weak non-functioning leg crap.

I used to box and train in MMA (2 years), have lots of tattoos, never was afraid of or complained about pain.

My step mother had sciatica bad. When talking to her about my issue, she told me she was in the hospital once because of it (also needed surgery), and she dragged herself to the bathroom (she's so nice and did not want extra work for the nurses), but in doing so she ended up in so much pain that she passed out from it. She fell in such a way where her body weight pulled on the tight, spastic muscles in the butt/back, and from there she just kept passing out because the sudden, strong pull on the muscles aggravated the whole thing.

That's kinda what I did. So stupid. I even know better to warm up first, stretch slowly....but I am so frustrated that I just didn't care, and the pull felt painful, but also like I really needed it. Too much, too hard, too soon. Lesson learned, Mr. sciatic nerve.

Re: Fell down the stairs...going crazy

PostPosted: February 22nd, 2015, 9:08 am
by Yuliasir
he was feeling strong pain ans somewhat of numbness, that is what I know. This is typical for compression issues. Not sure about twitches but I think he was just not giving a second thought to it. When I was complaining to him about my own twitching, he just said he also had some of twitching too, not saying specifically what and where.

no no please do not force your trainings and do not stretch too violent!!!! I am just translating a kind of leaflets for the patients of Russian origin in the USA - and they warn strongly about improper physical activity, as it may lead to tendon rupture and in your case it may cause nerve completely compressed - and this is about the same as permanent paralysis, suppose you do not want it.

Re: Fell down the stairs...going crazy

PostPosted: February 23rd, 2015, 7:35 am
by German2
Dear Xina,

I did not have sciatic issue but compression trauma of one nerve, it is called meralgia parestitica in 2010. To that time I did not know it was compression trauma. But I can tell you I could not walk for weeks. It was horrible painful.I do not remember whether I hade lameness. I just could not walk that time and lay down in bed. And maybe in your case there is s.th. similar to mine. In my report it is mentioned that I am suspected to have very irritable nerves. (oh man I am not wondering... :) )..I am on the trace to find out why..I'll let you know...

Re: Fell down the stairs...going crazy

PostPosted: February 25th, 2015, 8:43 am
by Xina535
I am back from the neurologist. EMG of my thenar in my right hand (problem hand) and EMG in my left forearm muscle were normal. He did a bilateral MEP test and it was normal. I am relieved!

The thenar is where I feel the pulsating, buzzing, and where twitches will come every now and then, although I did not have those sensations at the time.

He said he sees the difference between my right and left hand (the divets/sunken in), but it looks normal to him. He believes the problems I am having are joint and/or tendon related or related to the hand surgery AND/OR in combination with psychosomatic stuff.

He said whatever it is, it's not motor/muscle/nerve related. So relieved!!!!!!!!

He said that I need to watch out that my brain won't seek out another, new place on my body to freak out about. He is hoping the Prozac will help me.

Re: Fell down the stairs...going crazy

PostPosted: February 25th, 2015, 9:07 am
by Yuliasir
good to read that motor evaluations were Ok in the most problematic zones. Stick on that.