What time of day is hardest for you in terms of pain?
2:01 am - 6:00 am - 0.0% - 0 votes
6:01 am - 10:00 am - 33.3% - 1 votes
10:01 am - 2:00 pm - 0.0% - 0 votes
2:01 pm - 6:00 pm - 0.0% - 0 votes
6:01 pm - 10:00 pm - 33.3% - 1 votes
10:01 pm - 2:00 am - 33.3% - 1 votes
Posted 5/30/2009 11:57 PM (GMT -6)
What time of day is hardest for you in terms of pain level?
I realize most of us are in some type or level of pain ALL day, EVERY day and that is a perfectly acceptable answer
I'm just wondering if there are times where the pain is more intense.
Posted 5/31/2009 1:46 AM (GMT -6)
I vote, but my pain usually come with what I am doing at the time. I went swimming today for about 20 minutes with my son. Then about an hour after that I could feel the pain coming. about 5 hours later I could hardly walk.
As for Migraines or Headaches. I was at physical therapy the other day and I was in there for my back pain and as the sesion went on I started getting a really bad tention headache....gurrr
Posted 5/31/2009 3:15 PM (GMT -6)
What does your doctor say about your headaches being affected by physical activity?
Posted 5/31/2009 4:36 PM (GMT -6)
Don't know I haven't told him yet because it just happened a few days ago. I'm going to be asking for a new PT person. The guy had the nerve to tell me that he didn't do it. I told him 'Everything is connected. So don't tell me that I'm not stupid.'
Posted 6/1/2009 1:49 PM (GMT -6)
Your PT needs to consider the pain that your therapy causes so that you're able to do what you need to do to recover. My best advice is to just keep him or her informed concerning how much difficulty you have with your exercises. However, you will have to endure some discomfort for your therapy to be successful. Unfortunately many patients are resistant to doing the exercises that are essential to their recovery because they can be difficult and painful. So it is part of a PT's job to push you to do the activities necessary to your recovery. It's also his or her job to listen to your feedback about how well you're able to tolerate your therapy and adjust accordingly. But you still should keep in mind that you will have to go through pain to successfully complete rehabilitation.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that, if you ended up with a bad headache after doing your exercises and your therapist, upon learning of this, refused to accommodate your headaches then you're right to be upset. But you won't have any success with your back problems if you don't want to or cannot do the exercises. Most PTs think in a very goal-oriented way, such that success is measured in the end result and in order to get your money's worth you have to go through some tough activities to reach your goals. Some therapists are truly inconsiderate--I don't mean to trivialize your unhappiness--but sometimes they really just want to encourage you to do what you need to do to recover. I don't really think it's fair to say that your therapist is the cause of your pain, insomuch as you are the one who decides how much you'll go through. While sometimes the pain really is too much to bear, the therapist can't help if you don't follow his instructions.
I hope that you're able to find a way to get some exercise and to successfully complete your back therapy, with this therapist or another. Try to keep in mind that, especially for us for whom pain is such a big part of our lives, some causes are worth enduring the pain that's already part of our lives regardless.
Best of luck,
Oh, and in response to the original post: I think that mornings and late afternoons are hardest for me, probably because my energy wanes at those times. My pain is really bad at all hours but my ability to cope with it is directly related to my energy level.
Posted 6/1/2009 3:42 PM (GMT -6)
Well those back bends hurt and I am not going to turn into a gymnist. I'm going to do a different therapist and them tell them not to agrrivate my neck and shoulder to cause a splitting headache. I'm not opposed to PT I just don't trust them much.
I had terrible headaches back in Dec. and Jan.2008-2009. So when I get one I am the gummpiest person in the northwest USA.
Posted Yesterday 12:05 AM (GMT -6)
You made a great point in saying "My pain is really bad at all hours but my ability to cope with it is directly related to my energy level." It's something I think about all the time but never have really put into words....I have an 8 month old daughter and I can deal with her "baby-ness" (Read:crying, fussing, needy tendencies etc) when I am well and not already run down, but when I am already exhausted and in pain it makes it so much worse and I find that my patience is nearly non-existent!
So...the same applies with head pain, if you are generally less depressed, have more energy, are as rested as possible, it makes it "easier" to deal with the pain.
Posted Yesterday 12:58 AM (GMT -6)
TRICK QUESTION!!!!!! I have a tumor, carpal tunnel, arthritis, auto immune disease, migraines.....I'm in pain all the time!!! But yaea it depends how we feel honestly. I usually just cope with it. If i'm upset I hurt worse, but i am always 4 or higher on pain levels. During a migraine, I find certain tasks will increase the pound pound cut cut cut.