Posted , 4 users are following.
This is something that I am wondering about and will be bringing up to my Rheumatologist at my next appointment in March 2017.
I've noticed that I can walk easly enough on sand with dogs (minor pain) but yet driving starts a flair up like crazy (or even taking public transportation for that matter). Did a grocery run today and before the run walked a few dogs (I do dog walking to earn extra income) which I've been doing for the past two weeks without any major flair up (like I currently am in).
I noticed today after driving for 5 minutes my lower back started to spazem, and the longer the drive the more pain I started to be in. Once we got to the grocery store, it was about 15 minuts into the shopping that my feet started to shufle because I can hardly move my legs because I can bearly feel them though the pain in my lower back (it hits the point that I wont to scream and cry).
My husband puts a little pressure on my lower spine and helps a little but ofcourse it doesn't stop the pain lowers it down to a level that I can at least continue to shuffle along (but I can't let go of the cart without hitting the ground).
I'm wondering if there are other's out there who have this issue with their Spinal OA, my RA made it sound like it was nothing major that it was all a minor issue that wasn't that big a deal. But I'm starting to think there is more to it then it being a minor issue when its effecting my ability to walk and even drive.
I'm sitting here, trying to breath through the pain as there isn't anything I can take to take the edge off of it and wondering if this is more then Spinal OA going on.
2 likes, 6 replies