I’m a 49 year old female and a week ago I fell backwards off my porch 3ft off the ground and landed on my back.
When I tried to get up, there was a terrible burning pain in my left side.
I figured I pulled a muscle and used heat and Advil for the day after a hot shower.
The next day the pain was a little worse, but by Wednesday I was having a great deal of trouble getting around so I went to my Dr and had x-rays.
I have not heard back from him, so assumed they showed no breaks.
I steadily got worse and though he had given me Vicodin, this barely covered the pain.
If I got into a particular position I was in excruciating pain. This has greatly improved as my husband helped me wrap a wide ace around the tender area and I guess it took the swelling down along with the Advil and I can get around now, but the pain is still bad.
I can stand it now unless I sneeze or reach up or down with my left arm.
Then the screaming pain is back.
I’ve been off the Vicodin for 2 days, but have a great deal of trouble sleeping comfortably at night because of the burning pain.
I need to know how to speed this process up, or do something different to help.
Thank you, Rhonda Dent