Gosh I almost feel lucky reading this thread. I have allergies/asthma and therefore have a lower immune system. I have had back pain for quite a while and I do not know what is causing it.
It was on my back when I came down with shingles and I got a TENS unit for my post shingles pain. I also took Valtrex but too late. I thought it was arthritis when I got the pain originally but it was the shingles.
I don't know if this bout of pain has much to due with shingles. It is on the same spot. After an MRI, I was found to have a bulging disc impinging on a nerve, stenosis and stuff. I was born with dis
location of the hip and hammer toes.
Am kind of dizzy from the whole mess. Hope the PA osteoarthritis person is caring. I can not handle any opiates. I am allergic to drugs too.
Good luck all. Everyone wants relief. The prednisone makes me very sleepless. Last resort for asthma. Had to take Elavil to sleep.
Post Edited (Joan M) : 8/31/2014 1:02:08 PM (GMT-6)