Sharing from Donna Lynn Rollings:
"I have been in cronic of pain for about 5 weeks due to a pinched nerve in my neck because of degenerate disc disease. My blood pressure has always been normal but since the pain it has been around 162 over 98. How long should it take to return to normal since the pain is subsiding?"
Degenerate disc disease mentioned here is the natural breakdown of the intervertebal of the spine, which is possibly resulted from minor injuries or daily stress. Degenerative disc disease will result in lower back or upper neck pain, and sometimes it may cause other side effects. Here, in Donna's case, high blood pressure is one of the symptoms of degenerative disc disease, besides her pain.
Here, in order to lower blood pressure, the most efficient way if to relieve the pain caused by degenerate disc disease. Otherwise, simply lowering blood pressure may not work at all, since the cause of high blood pressure is the side effect. Therefore, for Donna, taking blood pressure medicine is not the best choice; controlling the pain by engaging in recovery exercise is the first policy. Some people take 1 or 2 days to recover, while others might take longer.
We are sincerely grateful for Donna Lynn Rollings’s sharing story! We hope all the questions you raised and stories you shared could make a difference to those who are suffering from it. All your kind sharing or questioning is welcomed. Once again, HTQ is always available as long as you need us.