I'm living a nightmare in chronic pain and now tingling

by Jane
(Ocala, fl)

I'm living a nightmare in chronic pain and now tingling

I'm 31 and thoracic pain started as a teen but never checked it out or thought anything of it, it only hurt while I was sitting or standing.

5 yrs ago I somehow got herniated disc and ended up with spinal stenosis in my lumbar area and deg disease as well.

My sciatica use to only hurt randomly but now it is chronic on my left side and at times the right side also hurts. I went to chiropractor with no relief, a tens unit and a steroid shot with no results.

Now my thoracic area of my back is constantly hurting me for years but just the past year brings me to tears everyday and when I sit the pain goes straight to my head so everyday my head kills me.

It's been a few months now that I woke up and my hands, feet and at times arms and legs to tingle.

Other thing is that the doctors keep letting go is the both my wrist always hurt and at times I get sharp shooting pains through my forearm. ..... Last month my pain doc gave me a shot in my neck and back of my head for my headache which didn't help it but 15 mins later the tingling in my hands was gone for about 1-2wks!...

I had brain MRI because of the headache and to see if I had ms because of memory loss and balance problems but it was ok so I'm just in the dark and in so much pain I can't think straight anymore.

My arms ache and seem hot and all the tingling and my head and back hurt everyday all day, I just don't know how to do this anymore?? The doctors aren't much help at all. They say nothing and I have to beg for test run. I don't want drugs, I want answers!

Do you have any idea what it could be? I google things and it could be so many things. My blood work does show inflammation but the doc's have all brushed it off.

Hello Jane,
There's one good sign in all this, Jane. You're determined to get to the bottom of this. You're obviously ready to ring in some changes in your lifestyle.

I don't promise an easy ride. It won't be. But when you hurt all over like this, you need to go back to basics. I can give you some direction, but it's going to take a lot of determination on your part. Do it! I sense you are ready.

1. There's strong research showing that the ratio of Omega 6 / Omega 3 in your diet is a strong determinant of general inflammation in the body. The ratio should be less than 5/1 but the typical Western diet is often 20/1 and the American diet sometimes 60/1. Inflammation.

In short, too much Omega 6 fatty acids, and too little omega 3.

Think fatty fish, three times a week, fish oil tablets and grinding your own flax seed EVERY DAY for your cereal. Start hunting for a source of flax seeds, get a whole pound or two, inexpensive, and a coffee grinder. Add a tablespoon to your cereal every morning. Avoid flax seed oil.

Fish oil ...

Today, order an inexpensive coffee grinder from Amazon, buy some fish oil capsules (1000mg per day), buy some fresh salmon (expensive), look at this fish soup recipe ...

Cut out the omega 6 cooking oils in your diet and change to olive oil. Canola is controversial, but is an omega three oil.

Nothing really difficult there. It will take a little time, though.

2. Start going for a minimum of twenty minutes walk every day. Every day! Lunch time with an apple and sandwich in hand? Get out of the office, out of the chair, on your feet, walk.
Walking benefits ... If walking gives you back pain, brisk walking, then ask your chiropractor to check you out for a Leg length inequality and Low back pain …

3. Start these Lower back exercises EVERY morning before you get out of bed. Every morning!

When you've got those three down and you are doing it every day, get back to me. Keep the same link please.

Not a lot of money, but quite a lot of effort is needed to claw yourself back to good health. And some time.

Dr. Barrie Lewis

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