I had three injections all of which worked for a few days to two weeks then stopped. The excruciating pain returned and only Vicoden 5 mg 3-4 times a day controlled the pain. Vicoden at that dose is the lowest dose prescribed. it worked perfectly for several years and doctors refused to prescribed opioids for fear of losing their license. My sister recently died of throat cancer and she complained constantly of pain. She died with unrelieved pain. As a cancer patient she was prescribed Morphine 2 mg. every 6 hours. That is beyond ridiculous but keeps our doctor’s license safe. Our doctors are violating their Hippocratic oath – Do No Harm. They had added a caveat “except when the government is breathing down your neck. Then the patient be damned. I am glad this helped you Randy. I don’t know your clinical status but I am sure it differs from mine. Do you have severe and crippling arthritis?
A few words of caution before we get started: foam rolling should not be used on body parts that you have recently suffered an injury to. You should consult your physician about foam rolling if you have circulatory problems or chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia. Please also take note that while foam rolling is a cheap and easy way to improve tissue quality, results will not appear overnight. You will have to work on your fascia daily for a week or more in order to notice improvement. With foam rolling you’re targeting your soft-tissue (. you should not be rolling your joints or other bony structures).
I have just read your item on Bulging Discs. You have put my mind at ease. I am 66yrs and have had this terrible problem now for about 4/5 months. I have been having Western Accupuncture for the past 5 weeks and I don’t think it is any better. The needling was so painful. Sometimes I have no pain until I stand then I get the pins and needles and bad pain in my right leg and shin and not as bad but some in my left shin. I have sat a lot in the past, more so since I lost my husband 4 years ago and I semi retired. I will re- read your article and follow your suggestions to try ease my pain. I have been going twice a week to physio and I cannot afford this at $69 a session. Thank you again, I feel so much better knowing that this is not a permanent thing, although it has felt like it. Have a great day – Sharyn