My name is Ryan, I am the creator of TBITalk. Below, I share a TBI-related symptom I went through, over a month ago.
A few weeks ago, I experienced a great amount of pain in the the lower left region of my back. It wasn’t like I did anything too strenuous too cause the pain. The pain worsened as time went on, Thinking it was muscular pain, I asked my dad to please massage the area that hurt. He started to massage my back and said he didn’t feel any tightness. I said, “Oh it’s there! I feel it!”
The pain grew worse and worse, to the point where I curled up into a ball and couldn’t help but screech in pain. I told my dad we need to go to the hospital, now.
At that point, I couldn’t even walk. Yes, my dad had to carry me down the stairs and into his car. We rushed to the hospital where we met my Mom and went straight into the emergency room. Doctors quickly rushed to examine me. At first they treated it as a muscle spasm, giving me a muscle relaxant and a ice pack for my lower back. As a procedure, they asked me my pain level, I said it was a 10. Due to my pain level and the location of my pain they took a urine sample and CAT scan to see if I had kidney stones but the results came back negative.
We stayed in the hospital all night, and no answer or resolution to the pain I was going through could be found. My family and I were all very tired. My dad had work the next day, he stayed as long as he could. My mom, who was still with me in the hospital, happily said she would stay with me for the remainder of the time I was going to be in the hospital and take me home and get me comfortable.
At this point they felt my pain was neuropathic and gave me morphine to reduce the pain so I could go home and get some rest. They recommended seeing a specialist in TBI-related issues and Neurological pain. The next day the pain wasn’t as severe and I took some extra strength Tylenol which relieved the pain. I’ve been pain free and my Mom scheduled an appointment with an physiatrist.
I will keep you updated on my progress.