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What triggers emotional numbness? how long does it last? I feel like I am going crazy?

July 25th, 2013 Comments off

Query by Bring Me To Euphoria: What leads to emotional numbness? how extended does it last? I feel like I am going crazy?

I litterally just don’t care any longer. I’ve had absolutely nothing but difficulty soon after issue in my existence. I know I deliver a great deal of it on myself, but even when I try to be a very good person, it all backfires on me and men and women walk all more than me. I litterally have commenced to feel numb and when I don’t feel numb I truly feel anxious. I cannot rest, but I’m usually tired and I can barely eat till I’m starving or I truly feel like I am forcing myself to consume.
I will rather considerably be sitting there out of it, forcing myself to show emotion to other folks or shaking and breathing hard. This has been going on for 2 days now.
For the last week when I come to feel like I want to cry, I cannot and it truly is not even a lump in my throat or feeling unhappy
It really is virtually like a faded believed of “Oh, you must almost certainly cry.”
Nothing at all transpires although.
What’s going on? Has any individual else gone by way of this??
I do not care about life or those around me anymore. I do not care about anything. I’m like a robot.

Ideal answer:

Reply by sakura
“Emotional numbness is the inability to really feel considerably of anything. Items that utilised to make us feel pleased or elicit a smile create a weak response or nothing at all. Likewise items that should provoke us to anger or even tears consequence in an apathetic response. It is a lack of emotion in which there once was emotion. One particular of the leads to can definitely be depression. I come to feel that this symptom final results from feeling overwhelmed and overburdened by life’s issues to the level exactly where you just can’t come to feel any longer. You are as well exhausted and weary to emote. It can also be a protection against feeling too significantly as in right after a trauma. It can be the process of shock where we simply can not take in the emotional reality of what is going on. The mind is safeguarding itself from as well a lot pain.”

I was worse two many years ago. I felt like there’s a massive hole in my chest and was so depressed simply because I couldn’t realize why I was like this. Am I heartless? Am I not capable of really like anymore? I never ever allow any person know and have been faking that I am happy and all till I told a friend of mine and I imagined possibly it really is my loved ones issues that cause this. I do know a single thing that makes me content even though it really is just a small spark. Chatting and investing time with friends. At times, I force myself to do so due to the fact I will feel unmotivated. But, gradually, I feel greater despite the fact that I am still obtaining problems to truly feel, but it was a fantastic achievement to me.

Study the internet sites beneath and attempt it out. You will by no means know unless of course you consider. But I highly recommend speaking about your issue to an individual you believe in and devote time with pals or take element in any social situations. Or possibly you could try out reading a lot more about emotional numbness to recognize how it performs, what brings about these. In a way, it does help you really feel far better if you know a lot more about what’s going on about you. I hope you can get much better soon.

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I have a lower-back pain with trouble keeping a straight posture while standing. Help?

April 6th, 2009 3 comments
Powderpuff asked:

I’ve gone to the chiropractor a few months ago for a similar problem. He did a series of adjustments along with me doing stretches and exercises. I was only running at this time.

I now incorporated lots of strength straining with free-weights and lots of ab exercises so that this problem would not occur.

In my ballet class I had some soreness in my hips and thighs and took a pilates class the next day (along with running). I then had a tennis lesson the next day and by Saturday (today) my lower back is killing me as much as it did a few months ago. I don’t understand what’s wrong since i’ve been doing all the exercises with building up the muscles (3 times a week plus ballet makes us do abs before class). I am also having some numbness in both legs.

I am using Tiger balm patches now. What can I do until I can see the chiropractor? I am doing some stretches but is there better positions to rest in which will allow my back to relax and heal?

Maritza

February 11th, 2009 No comments
Hemant Yagnick, M.D. asked:

Acute back pain may begin suddenly and usually lasts around 3 months. Chronic back pain sometimes lasts throughout life.

The most common back pain is low back pain (LBP). It is is often described as sudden, sharp, persistent, or dull pain felt below the waist. LBP is very common and affects the majority of people at some point during their life. Up to 70%–85% of all people have back pain at some time in their lives. LBP is the most common cause of a limitation of activity in people younger than 45 years of age. It is the second most frequent reason for visits to a physician, and the third most common indication for surgery. It is the fifth-ranking cause of hospital admissions and is one of the leading causes of disability.

Low back pain is most commonly caused by muscle strain associated with heavy physical work, lifting or forceful movement, bending or twisting, awkward positions, or standing in one position too long. Any of these movements can exacerbate a prior or existing back disorder. Other conditions that can cause low back pain include spinal stenosis, arthritis (osteoarthritis), spinal infection (osteomyelitis), spinal tumors (benign and malignant), spondylolisthesis, and vertebral fractures (e.g. burst fracture).

Low back pain is either acute or chronic. Acute LBP may begin suddenly with intense pain usually lasting fewer than three months. Chronic pain is persistent long-term pain, sometimes lasting throughout life. Even chronic pain may present episodes of acute pain. Other symptoms include localized pain in a specific area of the low back, general aching, and/or pain that radiates into the low back, general aching, and/or pain that radiates into the low back, buttocks and leg(s). Sometimes pain is accompanied by neurological symptoms such as numbness, tingling, or weakness. Neurological symptoms requiring immediate medical attention include bowel or bladder dysfunction, groin or leg weakness or numbness, severe symptoms that do not subside after a few days, or pain prohibiting everyday activities.

Pain felt in the low back is not always indicative of a spinal problem. A thorough physical and neurological assessment may reveal the cause of the low back pain. The physical examination begins with the patient’s current condition and medical history. Examination of a patient with low back pain involves examining the patient’s range of spinal motion while standing straight, bending forward, and to the side. Asymmetry, posture, and leg length is noted. Methodical palpation of the spine can reveal muscle spasm, possible bony displacement, and tender points. Abdominal palpation is performed to determine if the cause of low back pain is possibly organ related (e.g. pancreas). The neurological assessment evaluates weakness, absence of reflexes, tingling, burning, pain, diminished function, and other signs that may indicate nerve involvement.

If infection, malignancy, fracture, or other risk factors are suspected, routine lab tests may be ordered. These tests may include complete blood count (CBC), erythrocyte sedimentation (ESR), and urinalysis. In some cases electrodiagnostic studies such as electromyography (EMG) or nerve condition velocity (NCV) are performed to confirm a diagnosis or localize the site of nerve injury. Plain radiographs (x-rays), CT Scan, and/or MRI studies are performed when fracture or neurological dysfunction is suspected. A MRI represents the gold standard in imaging today. A MRI renders high-resolution images of spinal tissues such as the spinal cord and intervertebral discs. X-rays are still the imaging methods of choice to study the bony elements in the low back. The results of the physical and neurological examinations combines with test results are carefully evaluated to confirm a diagnosis.

Most patients with low back pain are treated without surgery. A conventional treatment plan may include bed rest for a day or two combines with medication to reduce inflammation and pain. Medications recommended by the physician are based on the patient’s medical condition, age, other drugs the patient currently takes, and safety. The first choice for pain relief is often nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These drugs should be taken with food to prevent stomach upset and stomach bleeding. Muscle relaxants may provide relief from muscle spasm but are actually benign sedatives, which often cause drowsiness. Narcotic pain relievers are prescribed for use during the acute phase and often for chronic pain management in appropriate patients.

Other modalities to treat low back pain might include physical therapy (PT), transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator (TENS) trial, ultrasound therapy, acupuncture and massage therapy. A managed PT program can help build muscle strength and flexibility, improve mobility, coordination, stability and balance, and promote relaxation. Patients who participate in a structured physical therapy program often progress to wellness more rapidly than those who do not. This includes low back maintenance through a home exercise program developed for the patient by the physical therapist.

Although the number of spinal surgeries done every year is on the rise, it is rarely required to treat low back pain. Surgery may be considered if the patient is experiencing bowel or bladder dysfunction, increased nerve impairment, progressive weakness, incapacitating pain, or spinal instability. The surgical procedure depends on the diagnosis or the cause of low back pain. To prevent low back pain, first and foremost, follow the treatment plan outlined by the physician. To enhance recovery from an episode of low back pain, or to help prevent future exacerbation, try to maintain good posture, be consistent in a home exercise program, and eat sensibly to maintain proper body weight.

About Walton Rehabilitation Health System:

Walton Rehabilitation Health Systems (WRHS) is a leading not-for-profit comprehensive, multi-specialty, dedicated provider of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Our mission is to be an advocate for wellness by providing a continuum of services to treat the whole person. WRHS, whose reputation extends throughout the south, is a trusted partner with just the right expertise and treatments to help people with disabling injuries and illnesses return to work and to a fulfilling life. By pursuing its mission, WRHS has grown to include Walton Pain and Headache Centers, Walton Community Services, Walton Options for Independent Living, Walton Foundation for Independence, and Walton Technologies. We are located at: 1355 Independence Drive, Augusta, GA 30901-1037. For more information visit www.wrh.org or call 866-4-WALTON.

ELENA

I have pain in my upper back and numbness in my right arm can anybody help?

January 29th, 2009 16 comments
pmf37 asked:

I have pain in my upper back and my right arm goes numb when I am sitting down without anything supporting my back. Can anybody help me with this?

VEOLA

December 30th, 2008 No comments
peterhutch asked:

Joint pain & body pain have been a matter of serious concern. One way or other most people of old age suffer from it. But not only have the old, even young people also experienced these pains. In younger people it is mostly the aftermath of any serious injury suffered earlier which reoccurs from time to time.

Human body function like a locomotive system comprises of the axial skeleton (spine) & the limbs (upper & lower) where two or more bones meet and a joint is formed. The particular surfaces are designed to provide movement. In the form of joints life starts with movement & movement continues throughout life. Ageing joint shows wear & tear and symptoms of pain appear. A systematic phase becomes symptomatic. Aging cannot be arrested or stopped. But it can be delayed and the pain can be cured.

Pain is the most common reason that people seek medical attention. But pain is actually hard to define because it’s a subjective sensation. The International Association for the Study of Pain defines it as an “unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.

Joint pain can be caused by injury affecting any of the ligaments, bursae, or tendons surrounding the joint. Injury can also affect the ligaments, cartilage, and bones within the joint. Pain is also a feature of joint inflammation (arthritis) and infection, and can be a feature of tumors of the joint. Joint pain is also referred to as arthralgia.

Symptoms of Joint Pains

No matter what the cause, joint pain can be quite bothersome. The intensity of the pain as well as its duration is variable, and may increase with use of the affected joint. Weakness, numbness, tingling, sleeping difficulties, lack of energy and depression may accompany the pain. If the pain lasts for more than six months, it is considered chronic.

More severe symptoms of joint pain, often related to chronic conditions, will require prescription NSAIDs to reduce pain, inflammation or swelling. Unfortunately, most of these over-the-counter and prescription medications have potentially harmful side effects which can increase the risk of a stroke or heart attack in patients.

Menopause symptoms joint pain has a very intriguing effect. When menopause starts it is almost confirmed that the lady would have joint pain also. Survey shows that today 2 out of 3 ladies have joint pain if they have their menopause.

Symptoms of joint pain are persistent joint pain, involuntary weight loss, severe, unexplained joint pain accompanied with other unexplained symptoms. Pain can also be felt due to joint inflammation (arthritis) and infection or due to tumors of the joint.

Joint pain is due to aging, but it’s not true wholly. Menopause can also be the cause. With the onset of the menopause the joint pain starts. Firstly menopause generally attacks the smaller joints and then comes the turn of hips, shoulders, knees in the later 60s.

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What could be causing my lower back pain on only one side?

December 27th, 2008 2 comments
momoftwo asked:

I had a baby 4 months ago and ever since I was pregnant I have had this lower back pain on my right side. It’s like a burning stabbing feeling. I don’t have any numbness in my leggs or feet. I also got checked for a kidney infection and I don’t have one. Could this be a pinched nerve? Is there anything I can do at home to heal it?

CARMELITA