Back Pain Support Group

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical care. In fact, about 3 in 4 adults will experience back pain during their lifetime! The term back pain includes pain affecting the neck, midback and low back. Acute back pain may begin suddenly with intense pain but typically lasts fewer than three months. Usually, chronic back pain is persistent, steady, and ongoing.

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  • Hi everyone, I am new here and just wanted to introduce myself and say hi to everyone...so HI :-)A little about me: I have been dealing with Degenerative Disk Disease in neck & spine, several facet joint arthropathy in neck and spine, thinning bone in spine, osteoarthritis for almost two years now. If that is not enough I am also going through menopause. To say these conditions have an impact on...
  • If the pain is recent (whether due to injury or overuse), use ice packs for 10 minutes each hour for the first day and after that 3 times per day for the next two days. Then switch to heat to relax the muscles that might be tense and relieve back pain.
  • clairedavas

    Back pain...?

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    Does anyone know how I can relieve back pain? I'm 29 weeks and my back is constantly hurting. Anything other than a heating pad, b/c those don't seem to work too well.
  • HipHappy

    Artificial Disc replacement surgery?

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    Ive heard of these artifical discs years ago.What is the basics, I presume its expensive but is there much research on them yet?Sorry Im really ignorant to what they technically call them. But Im looking at all options.
  • mae2014

    Lower Back Pain Relief?

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    Hi, I just discovered this group and thought maybe I could get some good suggestions.Right now I'm in college. When I was in high school I pulled a muscle in my back and a couple years later put my back out of place (both in karate class). Every since those injuries I have had problems with my back every so often. I go to the chiropractor when I need to.I am currently getting ready for a half...
  • deleted_user

    Sciatica

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    My herniated disk in my back is now causeing sciatica pains in my right butt cheak and down my right leg. Pain meds only help this a little, what else can I do?
  • drf0001

    pancreatitis

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    Does anyone else experience night sweats?I have night sweats and this problem is getting worse.Not sure if it's from the c.p.or not.
  • Hey guys. Hope all's well in everyone's corners. I'm writing today to see what all of you do to emotionally cope with your back conditions. I've been suffering from chronic lower back pain for about a year and a half now, after injuring myself badly while working out. The condition has changed my life in a lot of pretty unforeseen ways, and I'm still trying to work out my daily patterns so I...
  • HipHappy

    Nerve pain meds?

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    Im sick of just taking codeine, Im addicted to it now and its losing its effect.I have l5 s1 prolapsed 180 degrees, so spine and both nerve roots are pinched. had it for 20 years. comes and goes ( i assume the disc gel moves).what are some alternate meds that might help?anti inflammatories wrecked my gut lining.would propranalol work? i know its a neuralgia med.
  • olmate

    What does all this mean

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    Hello allIm not new to DailyStrength but new to this sectionI'm hoping someone here can convert the results of my ct scan below into English pleaseResults of my ct scanL4/5 disc protruding. Acquired foraminal stenosis is present on the rightLeft S1 joint is ankylosed multi level facet arthropathy severe on right L5 S1Narrowing intervertebral Disc T12/L1 L1/2 L3/4I'm wondering the short term/long...
  • deleted_user

    First Physical Therapy

    Yesterday was my first time at Physical Therapy for my SI Joint Dysfunction. She said my SI joint was very unstable and moves too much. It was quite painful having her poke at me so much. Has anyone else with SI Joint issues found relief from PT? I am a bit skeptical that this will work, and I am sure I am looking at least six weeks worth of this stuff. Ugh!
  • deleted_user

    Anyone else tried magnesium?

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    My back and neck have been painful for so long that I really forgot that it could actually feel better.I finally got so sick, literally, that I had an adjustment done. The Dr. said take 250mg magnesium supplement every day. I tried it out and on most days, I don't feel it at all.Magnesium is a natural muscle relaxant and helps with muscle spasms,cramps and headaches, also.Caution: too much can...
  • Just wanted to introduce myself and ask a general question for all to answer if they so choose.I have had to give up every hobby that I enjoy doing. I used to love to golf, play softball, sit for hours on the computer programming, go out to the bars with friends, attempting to get into a relationship, but back pain has taken all of that away from me. None of my "friends" understand the amount...
  • alices2

    Mattress help please!!

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    I'm hoping someone on here can help me out. I'm replacing my current mattress as its doing absolutely nothing to help my back pain. From what I've heard memory foam is the way to go so I've been doing some research and the two I'm considering are https://www.evemattress.com/ and https://www.ghostbed.com/. Would really love to hear if any of you guys have experience with either of these mattresses...
  • nikkiknauss

    Severe Back Pain

    For a few years, I have been dealing with extreme back pain in the left side of my back. Even if its something as simple as making dinner, it puts me in bed for the rest of the day. Half of the time, I can't even sleep because I can't get comfortable with my back. The entire left side swells up from my lower back, the whole way up to my shoulder. I actually have a lump at the very top of my back...