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Nerve pain in my foot from my back?

Posted Jun 24 2009 7:01pm

I'm here to have a moan. I'm sick to death of my terrible neck pain which restricks everything I do and although I am normally good at dealing with it, I just felt like a moan. I decided this week to do a little bit of painting in the kitchen and to take my time with it, well it has taken me all week just to do the lower half of one wall as when the neck pain comes on I have to stop work immediately which I presume is from the bone spur or my thoracic prolapses as the pain is in between my shoulders going up my neck and it even puts my neck in spasm so I cannot move it. I still carried on having rests and taking more meds as I was enjoying the actual painting having not done any for years and just tried to not get toooooooooo frustrated every time the pain came on. Eventually I finished it and can sit back and admire my work, the only trouble is that I now have a terrible pain in my 2nd toe and the outside of my foot which looking at the Dermatone charts is coming from my neck. So basically I'm just a bit fed up with the pain and thought I would moan on here instead of boring my other half with it. The frustrating thing is that I love doing little jobs in the house, its a woman thing I suppose and before I do anything I have to ask myself how much I may suffer by doing it or how much it might wear me out.And although I know about pain management inside and out and HAVE to pace myself on a daily basis just to get through,I still sometimes just want to have a go due to total boredom and repatition of not doing something different. Well I now wonder if it was really worth it as now I can see lots of other bits in the house that need a coat of paint and with the recession in full swing at the moment, paying for someone else to do the job is at the bottom of the list. I'm having a 6 week course of Electro-Acupuncture starting in June at my local pain clinic and I know will feel well enough to do some work after my treatment but have a question for my acupucuturist about this - will I ruin a 6 week course of it by then trying to do some painting in the house immediately after the course has finished? I've been searching the internet pain forums to see if anyone else suffers from toe pain and also has a bad back but cannot find anything so I do hope to God that it isn't another problem starting. If anyone out there does know if this is related I would love to hear from you. Well, thats my moaning over and done with. What another glorious day of sunshine today - shame about the wind but I guess that typical British Weather. Until next time..........

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