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    Question Bottom hurting sitting in chair?

    I sit on a high profile roho cushion in a tilt/recline wheelchair.
    Same postioning, same amount of time, same cushion, same wc, great relief given, same everything.
    Somedays my bottom kills me, k-i-l-l-s me!
    Somedays I feel no pain at all. Literally nothing!

    Just wondering,

    Is my bottom really hurting so bad I want to scream "everyday"
    but somedays the pain is blocked due to sci?

    or

    is the pain imaginary (intensified) on the days I can't stand it?

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    It is just the nature of neuropathic pain. It is difficult or impossible to completely predict. For me , I think I have it under control and , wham, it turns on like a light switch from nowhere. I am on lyrica 150 3 times a day plus elavil 25 mg at night for it.
    Triggers - too much sitting, too much crutch walking ( I am an incomplete para), more than one drink a night, not enough sleep.
    But I am humbled by the times it turns on and I still have no clue why.

    Jon

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    Pain is a cognitive perception of electrical impules - it can't be imaginary. There are afferent fibers (nerves taking messages towards the brain) that are firing and being perceived by your brain as pain. You might use the term imaginary in that no one is driving a spike through your rear but NP pain is awfully real. Hard to explain to someone who has not had it.

    I had no clue about it really for the 20 years as a physician until I joined the para club ! Humbling !
    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by arndog
    It is just the nature of neuropathic pain. It is difficult or impossible to completely predict.
    True, but I also think that AB people experience things similar to what Mona is asking about. My husband has a bad back and bad feet and some days he comes home almost doubled over from the pain, but other times he can be up and around for 14+ hours and be fine at the end of the day. I think there are a multitude of factors involved that affect both our bodies functioning and our perception of that function.

    C.

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    Pay attention to see what your "pain days" might have in common. It could be a change in barometric pressure (or pressure changes), temp changes, stress, or most anything.

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    Okay David. I'll try that.

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    oops double post

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    You have plenty of company here, Mona, check out this pain in the butt thread. Ouch, mine is burning now!

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    I have sitting pain and have been diagnosed with sciatica. Maybe a steroid shot into the sciatic nerve is in order?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quadvet
    You have plenty of company here, Mona, check out this pain in the butt thread. Ouch, mine is burning now!
    OMGosh! So is it real or Memorex?

    Thanks for the link I'll give it a read. lol

    Please no more shots cvelusc, esp not there.

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