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Learn how a lumbar disc herniates and
can cause lower back pain
Sciatica is leg pain caused by a
problem in the low back.
See how a disc degenerates and how it can cause pain and other symptoms
Hi I'm new to this, it's 247 no relief for over 5 months, I would like to know what helps people.
I tried heat and ice chin tucks
Not sure what you have tried but I have ON as well. It is painful and getting constant headaches is a nightmare. I take a combination of pain meds, muscle relaxers and headache meds. All prescription strength.
One thing I have learned is to keep my head as neutral as possible. Turning my head or heaven forbid looking up sets off a wave of pain and nausea.
Hi dmo thanks for your reply, my doctor wouldn't perscibe muscle relaxers, I was given 2mg diazapham from the hospital, this worked well, I probably need to speak to my doctor again?
I understand the keeping your head neutral, it's difficult holding it low high sideways as makes it irritated, so I definitely understand that and the nausea with it.
Have you tried physio? My 1st physio visit is today and I'm not sure what to expect, I think my ON is from arthritis in my neck, two disks are very poor and bones are very worn with sharp edges with old age I suppose lol age 51
God bless you also
My ON got progressively worse through the years as my degenerative disc disease also got worse. I have found physio no help whatsoever.
To me the nausea is the worst part. My dr would not prescribe diazepam because I take opiates. I am however allowed to have Zanaflex which is a muscle relaxer. I have found the combo to work well together.
All of this started getting bad around your age so I hope this is not your case. I ended up with a two level fusion which I am not sure helped much at all.
God bless us all