Back to the doctor’s office we go…UPDATED

Last Monday, Marty was having some major hip/lower back pain and we took him in to be checked. After a thorough exam and some xrays, the doc concluded she couldn’t find any injuries and chalked it up to growing pains. After all, the kid grew almost 2 inches in 3 months.

Well, before he went to bed last night, Marty mentioned he was feeling a weird tingly pain in his neck. Given that he hadn’t injured it (and, over a year ago, he had a muscle spasm in his neck), I figured some motrin and sleep would take care of it. About an hour and a half after he went to bed, he woke up screaming…and I do mean SCREAMING. We tried everything there was to try…hot packs, cold packs, pain killers, and finally a left over muscle relaxant (from the previous spasm incident). All that lot did was relax it enough that he could sleep…and it took until almost 3 am to do that. I had hoped he would be ok when he woke up but it still hurts and he is still having painful spasms so to the doctor we go. Can you say a quick prayer that the doc can do something to relieve the pain?

***The doc checked him out (And for you nurses, did all the proper neurological checks) and, sure enough, its muscle spasms. She had their sports medicine person give him some exercises to help stretch out (and thereby relax) his muscles. We came home with a note excusing him from PE for a week and a ‘script for Flexeril. The meds and the exercises seem to have helped a bit already.

14 Responses to Back to the doctor’s office we go…UPDATED
  1. Nina
    October 12, 2009 | 12:42 pm

    Oh, poor guy! I hope he feels better soon!

  2. Sandy
    October 12, 2009 | 12:58 pm

    Praying that he feels better soon and also that they can find a quick and easy treatment.

  3. Carolyn
    October 12, 2009 | 1:22 pm

    The poor little guy. I do hope they find the problem soon. I will keep you both in my prayers. Gentle (((hugs))) to you and Marty.

  4. Jen
    October 12, 2009 | 1:44 pm

    hope they get rid of his pain

  5. Fertility Chick
    October 12, 2009 | 3:47 pm

    Oh no! I hope that he is pain-free soon. Sorry he is having to deal with this!

  6. Sheliza
    October 12, 2009 | 4:09 pm

    oh Kristin, I sincerely he can get some help to manage his pain and that they can figure out what is really wrong. Keep us posted. God bless…

  7. JJ
    October 12, 2009 | 4:33 pm

    Hope they get him all fixed up! Thinking of you all!

  8. Billy
    October 12, 2009 | 5:25 pm

    Glad you found the cause. Hope he feels better soon!

  9. Nina
    October 12, 2009 | 5:37 pm

    Oh, good, I’m soooo glad. And you knew I was gonna ask all those questions, didn’t you. 😉 Glad to hear the good report!

  10. Carolyn
    October 12, 2009 | 6:12 pm

    Kristin,
    That is great news. I hope he starts to feel much better soon. You know kids they don’t like to stay down or calm for to long.

  11. JuliaS
    October 12, 2009 | 7:36 pm

    It’s so frustrating and awful when your child is in pain and you don’t know why or what to do that will help. Hoping he feels much better very soon.

    {{hugs}} to all of you!

  12. Barb
    October 12, 2009 | 7:52 pm

    Poor baby. Hope he feels better soon. 🙁 My cousin had those.. so so icky.

  13. battynurse
    October 13, 2009 | 12:05 am

    Oww. Those hurt so much. I hope he’s feeling better soon. I hope to that the PT will help. Could it be stress related or posture related?

  14. Meari
    October 13, 2009 | 8:50 pm

    Ouch! I’m glad the exercises and rx are helping.

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