(((((((((((( Dawg ))))))))))))
Sorry you are having nerve pain. It is just aweful, isn't it?? Mine started like a hot knife down my leg. I had some physical therapy, traction and some spinal injections. I also had the EMG tests for my spine and for my wrists. . . . but they weren't as bad as I thought they'd be . . . . sorry you had such a bad experience. . . yikes!! The pain got less intense but over the years it is still very much there in my hip and down my leg.
I'm so sorry you are dealing with this too.
I did find that it is really important for me to position myself very carefully for sleep. I never liked sleeping on my back, but that is the only way to get away from the pain sometimes. I put one long pillow almost under my hip and my knee is bent and supported by the pillow. Another pillow, similar on the other side. Smaller one under each arm and splints on both wrists. *sigh* I don't always need to do this, but often its the only way to escape the pain. Is your pain worst at night???
If it is cool enough in your bedroom, heat is also WAY helpful sometimes. I use a grain bag (you can fill a man's tube-sock 3/4 full with feed corn or rice, fold the top down and stitch it twice. Pop it in the microwave for 2-3 minutes and you'll have a nice hot-pack that lasts a very long time. You can also put it in the freezer and have a cold pack. I made several and I use them all summer and all winter.
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