I have had 2 of the three injections so far that the PM wanted to try so far. A week and a half until the next.
We have had no discussion of any other options or ideas of what might help me get through each day and not want to "Chop off my body from the legs down". So I am taking matters into my own hands until he is willing to have a discussion, or I find someone who will have a discussion with me. Hubby dug out his stretchy bands, and I am going to try and research some "safe" movements and stretches that might help, because I am living attatched to a tylenol bottle and heating pad, I dont want to carry on like this anymore. Also, I remember when I was younger my father built his own TENS unit, so I am going to ask him if he remembers how he did it, so I can try it. Maybe he still has it, and I could borrow it if he would mail it to me....
So here are todays questions:
Does anyone with lower back/lower body pain issues have any stretches or movements that have helped them? I would like to try any suggestions.
Also, I found out that the PM I see is a Board certified Anesthesiologist, not BC for PM. So my other question is: how did you choose your PM? What questions did you ask before accepting treatment? or how did you find the person who is treating you? what should I be looking for? and are you happy with the relationship that you have with your doc?
This process is pretty new to me, and I feel like im grasping in the dark, so any guidance from someone who has been through this is greatly appreciated.
Does anyone see a physiatrist (sp)? is that like physical therapy, but with a PhD?
And Lastly, any suggestions on how to shut up the part of my head that argues my body over what I am capable of doing would also be welcome, because Im sure you know that what your brain wants to do, and what your body can do are two very different things...
Looking forward to hearing from the community, and wishing you all a low pain, happy end to the weekend.