DH's back has been hurting for about 2 weeks. Since yesterday, he's been barely able to move around because it hurts so bad. The pain is about two inches to the left of his spine, where there belt of his pants go. It originally hurt on the right instead of the left but for the past few days it has hurt on the left. It's slightly swolen. He said it feel like a sortof jolt like he's being shocked. He said the longer he sits down and then stand up, it hurts. When he starts walking around it goes away mostly. When he sits down and gets back up again, it hurts again.
What should I search to find out what the problem is? He cant get to the doctor for a few days and cant leave work for that long so we're looking for anything that coud help.
Answer by truealaskanmom at 5:24 AM on Jan. 10, 2010
Answer by mommy_erin at 5:35 AM on Jan. 10, 2010
Answer by rkoloms at 7:28 AM on Jan. 10, 2010
It's sciatica (SY-atti-Kah). The sciatic nerves originate from between, and both sides of the lumbar spine (curve of lower back), and continue over the butt cheeks and down the backs of your legs to about the knee joint.
The BEST remedy I have found (I have ocassional flare ups), is a topical ointment called Zostrix. You can buy it OTC at any larger pharmacy like CVS or Walgreens. It's like Ben Gay, but MUCH better! A tube will last a lifetime! Literally a little dab of the stuff massaged in over the site where the pain is most intense will last until your next shower, and intense heat can be felt if the area gets sweaty--but it feels great! Be sure to wear latex gloves when applying.
Laying on a hard surface on your back, and bringing knees to chest to reverse the low back curve can alleviate some of the pressure and accompanying pain.
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:49 AM on Jan. 10, 2010
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