I have been experiencing excruciating lower back pains on both sides with radiating pain down my thighs to my kneecaps. Anyone had a similar feeling? I don't know if it is stress-induced pain because I have not made any new movements.
Chronic Pain in foot and toes
It might be stress. If it doesn’t go away in a couple of days or gets worse definitely see a doctor. I hope it goes away soon
Radiating pain from lower back to thighs and knees could be sciatica
yes, I had a muscle spasm that caused sciatica similar to that. It was definitely exasperated by stress and anxiety and only until I started calming down and exercising/stretching did it start to heal
I now use a massage gun on my right muscles that haven’t yet to fully calm, do yoga, and also do exercises recommended by my physical therapist
It's been going on for a week now. Is there anything I can take to help with the pain in the meantime?
Tylenol doesn't seem to do much
you may have better luck with an NSAID like Advil or Aleve as they are an anti-inflammatory. There are a lot of topical creams OTC you could get at your local pharmacy such as homeopathic arnica, lidocaine, or Voltaren. Ice or heat. If you have a bath tub soaking in some epson salts may ease the pain a bit. Gently rub and stretch the area.
tylenol didn’t work much for me either. needed something stronger from prescription. you may need a muscle relaxant. if you have insurance, you can go to an urgent care and tell them your issues so they can get a better idea of what you need
also maybe do try lidocaine like they said above or even vicks
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