Quite simply, the ER doctor advised against it.
Let me explain.
I have been having severe back problems for a month. This weekend, I spent much of the time literally screaming in pain.
So this morning, I asked my wife to take me to the emergency room of a nearby hospital. I almost could not get out of the car, things were so bad.
But I could not take this pain any more; I simply could no longer function normally.
They took x-rays, and discovered the cause of the problem. I will be talking about this diagnosis a lot more in future posts, and what I have to do to treat it.
He also prescribed a new medication, including Tramadol that will tide me over for a few days.
But he also said that my taking the Covid vaccine shot could worsen my back spasms, and cautioned that I could end up in the hospital if that side effect kicked in.
So I have decided not to risk it, and wait till my condition stabilizes, and have the shot when I no longer have this intensely debilitating back pain.