Feelings of electric shocks in back

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

fireflyhillary
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2012
Total Posts : 148
   Posted 1/31/2012 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone....I'm sorry to post another thread, but I am not sure what to do. I had radiofrequency done over a month ago and yesterday I started getting these little electrical shock feelings in my back...Today, they are much worse. I have left several messages with my Dr's office, but no one is calling me back. I had some Baclofen (muscle relaxer) left over from my procedure, and I took one almost two hours ago and so far no relief. Has anyone else felt this before? I don't know if I should try heat or ice, but I am SO incredibly uncomfortable. Help! sad

straydog
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 16776
   Posted 1/31/2012 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Firefly, yes I would alternate using heat and ice to the area. Do you have a return appt set with your dr? If not call again and tell who ever schedules appts you need one ASAP that you are in severe pain. Perhaps someone will call back before the office closes or first thing in the morning.

Take care and let us know what you find out.
Moderator-Chronic Pain Forum

sore42long
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2011
Total Posts : 235
   Posted 1/31/2012 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
FFHillary ,Sorry to hear of your pain ,I went through similar pain and I used icy/hot patches .I do hope your DR.calls you back,as you might need meds or more tests? I hope you feel better soon ,take care from Michele

Retired Mom
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 1753
   Posted 1/31/2012 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I think the advice given to you so far is certainly excellent. I'd try to get in asap. I know my Dr did injections today and the one thing they asked is if I had any stabbing pains or electrical pains that I did not have before the procedure. Nerve pain is so insanely painful.

Good luck!
TLIF L5-S1/failed, Pituatary disorder w/HGH deficiency, Fibro, Failed Bladder Surgery & Nissen, GERD, OCPD, GAD, MDD, CFS, TMJ, Migraines, HBP, Idiopatic Reactive Hypoglycemia w/Diabetic reaction to HGH, Bi-lateral CTS (surgery related trigger finger), Edema, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Peripheral Neuropathy, Plantar Fascitis, Tibular Tendionitis, Adult Onset Flat Feet, Vision Issues & much more.....

fireflyhillary
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2012
Total Posts : 148
   Posted 1/31/2012 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone. I left yet another message on the nurse line after I posted this & still no call back. I finally tried to get in touch with the office manager, but had to leave a message. I explained that I have called three times now and no one has called me back and it's very important that I speak to someone regarding my pain as it's severe. I don't know what to do if they still don't call me back. :( My return appointment is on Feb 17, which is my b-day....I don't think I can wait that long and tried to tell the receptionist that when I tried to move my appointment up. She told me that since I was just seen on January 20th that I could not come in and sooner than Feb 17, which makes no sense to me. If and when I speak with someone I'm going to tell them that this cannot wait until Feb 17 as the pain is so bad and the electrical shock feelings are so uncomfortable. :( This is really getting on my nerves that they are ignoring my calls.
Current: DDD L4-S1, Arthritis L4-S1, Facet Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, Vulvodynia, Restless Leg Syndrome, Bi-polar, IBS, Fibromyalgia, PTSD. In past 6 months have had epidurals, facet blocks and radiofrequency ablation.
Past: Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. 3 laparoscopies, 2 cystoscopies, total hysterectomy, appendix & gallbladder removal.

fireflyhillary
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2012
Total Posts : 148
   Posted 2/1/2012 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Wanted to update all of you lovely woman- Dr's office finally called back and I cannot get in before Feb 17, but they did tell me to start taking the baclofen again for the electric shock feelings- it is helping a little, but not so much. Now it's raining so much and rain always makes me pain worse- I would love just one day free of pain. :(
Current: DDD L4-S1, Arthritis L4-S1, Facet Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, Vulvodynia, Restless Leg Syndrome, Bi-polar, IBS, Fibromyalgia, PTSD. In past 6 months have had epidurals, facet blocks and radiofrequency ablation.
Past: Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. 3 laparoscopies, 2 cystoscopies, total hysterectomy, appendix & gallbladder removal.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Thursday, September 20, 2018 5:59 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,005,014 posts in 329,189 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161758 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, VacuumCleaner.
225 Guest(s), 3 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
dbrookenz, alltheway, tickbite666