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    What's the best way to stop pain in my butt?

    Since the last two days, I've been experiencing pain in my bum cheeks. I've checked it but the wasn't a sore or anything like that. But I still can't stand the pain if I sit for more than 30 mins. I'm incomplete and its even painful to even sit in the toilet for bowel programs. What should I do? Give it a rest perhaps...lie on my stomach for a couple of hours a day maybe???Sleep on my stomach?
    *************************
    T-2 Incomplete Paraplegia
    2 yrs post
    Single

    #2
    pain

    Dizzy,
    I don't know what level of injury you have, or how long ago you were injured. I can only speak from my experience. (I'm a T12, nine years post.) For me the only thing that helps my pain, which sounds similar to yours, is to stay busy. If I am busy, (and there is no skin breakdown,) I find that keeping my mind focused on a activity of some kind ie. reading, pursuing an artistic endevour, visiting with friends etc. helps a great deal. Again, I can only speak from experience and your situation may be totally different. I have not found any sort of permanent relief and the pain itself sometimes saps my motivation and energy, so I have to force myself to keep my mind otherwise engaged. Some days nothing seems to work. I hope you can find some relief.
    Best wishes.

    Meeker

    jrm design art studio

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      #3
      Buttocks pain

      This is often an area of neuropathic pain for people with lower levels of injury who are incomplete (esp. cauda equina injuries).

      Have you discussed this with your physician? What is your level? How long have you been injured?

      New neuropathic pain should be evaluated to be sure that it is not caused by any pathology such as cord or root compression. Once this is ruled out, then interventions that may help this type of pain include TENS, acupuncture, distraction and exercise, and some medications, especially tricyclic antidepressants (imipramine, etc.), antiseizure drugs such as gabapentin or Tegretol, clonazapam, and sometimes narcotics.

      (KLD)
      The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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        #4
        Best way to stop the pain in your butt.....

        Divorce. C'mon, you had to see that one coming.

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          #5
          In my experience, there is nothing you can do about it...Just have to get used to it. If you figure out how, let me know. Sorry I can't be more helpful.

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            #6
            I have lots of pain in my arse

            And I don't think it's neuropathic. I have a skinny little butt with precious little tissue between skin and bone. Sitting on my butt for 17 or 18 hrs/day is almost criminal but what else can I do? I sleep on my stomach out of necessity. And I've gotten used to it. It never goes away but with planning it does get better.

            ~See you at the SCIWire-used-to-be-paralyzed Reunion ~
            ~See you at the CareCure-used-to-be-paralyzed Reunion ~

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              #7
              I'm t-2 incomplete. 2 yrs post injury. And i do sit a lot in front of the pc being a web programmer. Never had this type of pain b4 and now its seems hard to concentrate on the job bcoz of the pain.
              *************************
              T-2 Incomplete Paraplegia
              2 yrs post
              Single

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                #8
                Because it is a new development I'd go with what the nurse said and get it checked out by your doctor. Also check your chair and desk set up. Has your chair cushion moved or sprung a leak? Does the lumbar support need replaced? Even things like getting a new keyboard can make you sit differently and posture changes can cause pain very quickly.
                Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."

                Disclaimer: Answers, suggestions, and/or comments do not constitute medical advice expressed or implied and are based solely on my experiences as a SCI patient. Please consult your attending physician for medical advise and treatment. In the event of a medical emergency please call 911.

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                  #9
                  After many years of suffering pain from hemmies (perhaps not) that no pain medication would stop, I was given Topomax, for neuropathic pain. It still hurts, but from a 9 down to a 2. Worked for me. : ]

                  Karen M
                  Karen M
                  C 3/4 inc. central cord
                  10/29/1992 - 18 years, but who counts?

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                    #10
                    Dizzy

                    When I had burning butt in the past, marijuana worked very well for me.

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                      #11
                      I was loaded up with Gabapentin for a few months, with zero effect on pain. As a last resort, I found marijuana to be very effective

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                        #12
                        stopping pain in your butt

                        Dizzy - I would urge you to be seen by your physician. Any symptom that is of sudden onset needs to be evaluated. It is important to remember that pressure sores can also start deep and work to the surface, rather than begin on the surface and erode down. Until the source of this is determined, I would also encourage as much prone lying or off your butt as much as possible. CRF
                        The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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