Last Monday, Marty was having some major hip/lower back pain and we took him in to be checked. After a thorough exam and some xrays, the doc concluded she couldn't find any injuries and chalked it up to growing pains. After all, the kid grew almost 2 inches in 3 months.
Well, before he went to bed last night, Marty mentioned he was feeling a weird tingly pain in his neck. Given that he hadn't injured it (and, over a year ago, he had a muscle spasm in his neck), I figured some motrin and sleep would take care of it. About an hour and a half after he went to bed, he woke up screaming...and I do mean SCREAMING. We tried everything there was to try...hot packs, cold packs, pain killers, and finally a left over muscle relaxant (from the previous spasm incident). All that lot did was relax it enough that he could sleep...and it took until almost 3 am to do that. I had hoped he would be ok when he woke up but it still hurts and he is still having painful spasms so to the doctor we go. Can you say a quick prayer that the doc can do something to relieve the pain?
***The doc checked him out (And for you nurses, did all the proper neurological checks) and, sure enough, its muscle spasms. She had their sports medicine person give him some exercises to help stretch out (and thereby relax) his muscles. We came home with a note excusing him from PE for a week and a 'script for Flexeril. The meds and the exercises seem to have helped a bit already.