Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Oh My Aching Back

A couple of weeks ago, on a Wednesday, I was sitting at work and I started to have some pain in my lower back.  As the day went on, my pain got worse and moved down my leg and into my right knee. The next day I went to the chiropractor who said that my tail bone was crooked. He adjusted me and I went home.

The next day, my back hurt worse. I went a weekend being in pain and trying not to sit because sitting hurts worse than standing or laying down. I returned to the chiropractor on Monday and he adjusted me again, but I did not feel relief from my back pain.

So, two days later (Wednesday) I went to my Family Practice doctor. She looked at my back, took x-rays and determined that it is my sciatica that is having problems. She prescribed me pain meds, steroids, and muscle relaxers.

Sciatica problems are often caused by excessive amounts of sitting. So, I applied to get workers comp because I sit all day at work. HR sent me to their doctor to get checked out. This doctor determined that it was not my sciatica, it was my hip causing problems and she cleared me to work and my workers comp claim was denied.

So, full of pain meds, I returned to work. My back is feeling a little better, so I'm hoping that the steroid is working, but I'm still in pain. I haven't been feeling very posty because I'm just trying to make it through work and taking care of the kids every day.

Hopefully, my back will heal from whatever is hurting it and I can feel regular again and not feel loopy from the pain meds all the time.


Sarah said...

Sounds like the workers comp doctor hates you. You should beat them up.

Jasmine said...

Ouch. I'm sorry. Maybe you could get one of those exercise balls to sit on at work instead of a chair. That way you're moving and flexing your hips and back even if you're stuck at your computer.