Friday, April 1, 2011
I know I was thinking of ways on how to try and "fool" everyone today but I don't feel like it anymore.
Last night my brother was rushed to the ER because of severe pain in his abdomen. Just today my mom was called to her mom's house because my grandmother (who's 87) was having a hard time moving. She was having pain in on her hips and back again probably because of the same pinched nerve that was treated a couple of months ago. I hope she'll be okay and we'll try to drop by her house tomorrow.
What is a pinched nerve? Here's what I found online courtesy of SpineUniverse.com:
My mom thinks it may be age that's getting in the way of her complete recovery. I hope not, I hope this new set of medications work and then she'll be back to her old self again really soon.
A persistent ache in the lower back. Shooting pains down the legs. Muscles so tight you can't even stand up straight. For the more than 65 million Americans who suffer from low back pain every year, the symptoms come in different forms, but the problem is frequently the same: a nerve root near the spine is irritated. "It's actually quite simple," said Robert F. Heary, MD, Neurosurgery Today Spine Editor and a neurosurgeon in New Jersey. "In about 90 percent of all low back pain cases, a nerve that travels from the spinal cord through the bones of the spine gets pinched or irritated, the muscles tense up and the patient experiences low back pain. The solution depends on why the nerve is irritated in the first place."
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