my back would eventually heal itself and get better. at least that is what the back specialist i have been seeing told me. pretty cool actually. it made me feel like there was indeed some hope. i have opted to NOT get an epidural – which even if i had the the 5K to blow would still think twice about sticking a needle in my spine. i ended up leaving with a gang-load of prescription meds most of which i had very little desire to ingest.
one of the drugs, called celebrex has apparently done the trick. it’s like a super strong aspirin -NSAID. in less than 2 months it has decreased the swealling of the nerve so much so that im almost “back” to normal. i still have some pain in my calf and hamstring but that’s nothing compared to what it was. i can at least deal with this. i’m even going back to the gym this week. finally! man, that was a crazy 6 month trip down memory pain. it gave me so perspective on people that have to live with constant pain. i mean…24 hr constant pain will eventually drive you to the edge but it will also make you seek out many different therapeutic options. i dont think i posted about the hanging upside machine. i know i have a pic somewhere.
CELEBREX (celecoxib) is chemically designated as 4-[5-(4-methylphenyl)-3-(trifluoromethyl)-1H-pyrazol-1-yl] benzenesulfonamide and is a diaryl-substituted pyrazole. The empirical formula is C17H14F3N3O2S, and the molecular weight is 381.38; the chemical structure is as follows: