I was asked about the cupping and dry needling I have done at Physical Therapy... here are the pics/vids I promised to post ... it absolutely makes moving around in everyday life more bearable! I highly recommend giving it a try!! I have recently had a spinal cord stimulator implant - and it certainly helps the pain in the leg/foot... but it doesn’t do anything for neck. Between physical therapy, stimulator, epidural injections and nerve burnings- it all makes a good package for relief- I’ll take SOME over NONE anyway! Anything to stay out from under that knife again!! 7 are enough!! #overit#dryneedling#physicaltherapy#cuppingtherapy#cupping#cuppingmassage#cuppingmarks#painrelief
SCS trial day 6:
Well, last night I had a complete breakdown. Cried myself to sleep actually. I don’t really know why, but I felt just like pure frustration. Like it’s hard to sleep with these things in my neck, but then I’m thankful for them because it’s helping reduce the pain in my arm. So it makes me think; If this is bad, how bad will the recovery process be for the permanent SCS. The pain doesn’t compare to CRPS pain, no doubt, but it’s still fucking annoying nonetheless. Also, I’m out of a nighttime medication until Monday and I’ve been out since Friday night so I’m starting to feel the effects from that. I’m sorry for my rant. I know I should be happy. I just wanted to be real with y’all so the next person knows it’s not all sunshine and rainbows.
Plus, I can’t drive. I couldn’t take my own daughter to her dance class this morning. So if I had balls, it definitely would of been a kick to them. That’s it. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.
SCS trial day 4:
Get to keep this bad boy on over the weekend! We reprogrammed it today at the office because I asked if there was any way to get more coverage on the top half of my arm since it was feeling more like the bottom of my arm/palm was getting the most coverage. After a few tweaks and literally a hairline of an adjustment, I had full coverage on my arm. I looked over at Alex and couldn’t hold back the tears. They offered to take it out since we know it’s working so well, but both my doctor and the BS rep smiled and completely understood when I asked if I could keep it just a little bit longer. Like seriously, who wouldn’t choose to be pain free over the weekend? It’s only been like almost TWO YEARS since I’ve felt this good!⚡️🙌⚡️
Also are you even a Texan if you don’t own a Budweiser muscle shirt? Judge me. 💁♀️
We’ve got your back! Dr. Raye & Dr. Kotcharian, both Interventional Pain Management Physicians can help with spine, back and neck pains. You don’t have to hurt anymore. Reach out to us and we’ll see you today or tomorrow. Website link is on our bio. Swipe ⬅️ to meet our docs. #teamsoa
Okay... For those who don’t know.. Long story short.. 5 years ago my life changed radically, I was involved in a traffic accident with a bus, causing the most extreme and deep pain in my left leg. The pain was so intense and deep it completly knocked me out. After being treated at the hospital for a week I found out I had to drop out of my education, work, drop my fitness routines and my normal life with normal legs, do to such extreme pain in my left leg. I couldn’t even walk and had to walk with cruthes and go to physical therapy for almost two years, just to walk and function normally again. It was CRPS (complex regional pain syndrom - a chronical illness, that can’t be cured, and only so few options helping) my left leg suffered from, the doctors told me, after so many test, scans etc. It has been life changing and I’m trying my best to do my best at work (I was lucky to be offered a job at my old workplace) and live a normal life as possible even though being in the medical system, visiting the hospital weekly and taking 16 pills a day, just to get through it all, and at the same time deal with anxiety and depressions (Something that I have battled with for 10 years now). Living with chronical pain is tough, it’s unbearable and sometimes it feels like living hell, like “just chop of my leg!”, days crying from the extreme and deep pain within the leg BUT even so, I’m still travelling, I have the best people around me, I have a job, I’m alive - apreciating life and trying to be as postitive as possible - I’m not my #crps , it mustn’t restrict the person I am, it mustn’t restrict my life - I’m a person with a fucking stupid painful left leg. And 8 months ago my hospital doctor offered me getting a SCS surgery (spinal cord stimulation), since all other options I’ved tried getting my pains to go down a little wasn’t helping at all - so here, today, I’m getting the surgery - it might work - or not, but hopes are high and I can’t wait for the result!💉🤘🏻 see you guys on the other side..... #crpsawareness#CRPS#crpswarrior#chronicalillniss#spinalcordstimulation#mentalillness#notaboo#talkaboutit#imnotmyillness