I've isolated a group of muscles in the left middle side of my back that are absolutely hurting like the dickens. The pain wraps around from the back to the front where it joins with my left breast. My hubby and masseuse are convinced that a rib head popped out of place which in turns causes the muscles to spasm. This is all new to me. When the masseusse first touched the area she recoiled and told me that it's very hot and swollen. No kidding. I wish she could have felt how hot and hot swollen it felt from the inside! Earlier that day I had been on my way to the er to have my heart checked out, and of course now I'm glad I didn't go.
I'm told I need to see a chiropractor for an adjustment, but I'm afraid that even if I popped a handfull of pain killer's beforehand, I'd be scared to death to let anyone touch this area, much less adjust my spine an "pop" the rib back in place. I may just have to suck it up. I may try other treatments first.
Have any of you had this problem? I don't think it's associated with lupus but I do wonder if our dear friend
causes this to be more of a problem than it would be otherwise. I've already had two stress fractures on my feet.
I've been taking pain killers and muscle relaxants so this post may be somewhat incoherent. It's also the reason why I haven't done any research on the web. My mind is full of mush. And I do admit to being frustrated to the max by all of this.
I haven't been posting much, but I have read that Babs had her tube removed and that some of you have talked to her. If anyone writes to her tonight please send her my love.
And here's wishing everyone a happy Father's Day.
Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren's, osteoarthritis, fibro, ibs, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision.cellcept 1,000mg, neurontin 1,200 mg, prednisone 5mg, plaquenil 400mg, synthroid .15mg, triamterene 37.5mg, tramadol prn, lunesta 6 mg, actonel, tri-est (compounded estrogen) 7.5 mg 2xmultivitamin, calcium w vit D, fish oil, aspirin