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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  • stierney

    At my breaking point

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    I have had pretty severe lower back pain for 3+ years and it's just getting worse. I can't sleep because there's no comfortable way to lay. If I lay on my back, I get pain so severe that I need to wake my husband up to help me roll over. Laying on either side makes my legs burn and go numb and trying to sleep on my stomach is excruciating from the get go. I can't stand, sit or walk for any length...
  • Dovie

    Radiologist's Interpretation of MRI

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    I am uber frustrated. I have had back & neck spine issues for several years. 3 yrs ago herniated disc resulting in permanent damage to L3&L4 nerves. 2 failed surgeries & ended up with dorsal column stimulator. Have now developed excruciating pain on opposite side. Previous MRIs & X-rays have identified stenosis, foramina stenosis, spondylolisthesis with bilateral pars defects. B/c of new pain,...
  • tamarareveles

    Back Pain Common Causes

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    Lower back pain is surely an incredibly widespread aliment: the truth is that it can be consequently widespread that will 70% in the entire world inhabitants are at least once of their life. On the other hand, many of them, perhaps throughout designed international locations decide on keeping the cure themselves without getting together these personnel. Back pain isn't just the commonest source...
  • armstrong

    Back.

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    I don't want to go rushing to the drs but i keep thinking what if i don't this time and it is something bad. I don't know if it's linked but i had campylobator food poisoning a couple of months ago (no vomiting but awful diarrhea) i had to have a week of antibiotics and the toilet symptoms got better. Ever since i have had an upper left back ache that hasn't gone away just some days it's worse...
  • As posture impacts pain, depression, the ability to breathe deeply and overall health I wanted to share that PostureMonth.org has a directory of physician, therapist and trainer facilities offering free posture picture assessments during May. It's Posture Month- and this is an annual international health initiative.  This is the first year free posture checks have been a part of the campaign....
  • nrmarchand

    Botox for neuropathic pain

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    HI EVERYONE,   I AM A T12 COMPLETE PARAPLEGIC WHO HAS BEEN IN A WHEELCHAIR FOR TEN YEARS, AND HAS SUFFERED FROM CHRONIC NEUROPATHIC PAIN FOR EIGHT YEARS. I HAVE BEEN ON GABAPENTIN AND TRIDURAL FOR THOSE YEARS, AND NOW I AM BECOMING TOLERANT TO THEIR EFFECTS. I HAVE RECENTLY DISCOVERED THAT BOTOX IS BEING INJECTED AT NERVE SIGHTS IN THE DAMAGED AREA, AND THAT IT IS RECEIVING NEUROPATHIC PAIN....
  • melrios

    Severe pain after manual traction

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    Hi Everyone!!I was recently in two car accidents, one high speed and one low speed, last month. I also suffered from moderate back pain for three years previous to the accidents. I have my first appointment with an orthopedic surgeon this week, finally, and have only been treated by a physical therapist previously a few years ago.I was a little stiffer than normal yesterday afternoon and...
  • BlueWytch

    Back stiffness after Epidural Injection?

    It's been almost 4 weeks since my Epidural Steroid Injection. So far, I regret that choice to my very core. Besides the constant benadryl b/c of breaking out in rashes, my skin burning, etc... I have a few issues that aren't going away.My back is getting more and more stiff. I am starting to wonder about this b/c it's still not going away. Benadryl does help some but now I am waking up stiff and...
  • 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.
  • Ullah911

    Sacral Fracture

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    Hello Everyone...Reaching out for ideas/suggestions...I had a sacral fracture in 6/2016.. it was horrendous and took a long time to "get over," although I'm wondering how healed it is..I work in an active job with a lot of bending, lifting, and standing on my feet. My shifts are 10-12 hrs long..In the months since returning to work after the fracture, I have noticed that by the middle of my shift...
  • enigmaticloner

    Burning Lower Back Pain

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    Most of my back pain is in my lower back and it happens when I stand up for too long. I get a burning sensation mainly, I'm just curious as to if anyone else here suffers from the same condition and what they do if anything to relief it. It's gotten to the point where I've had to quit working a while back and still haven't found any ways to heal from it really. I've tried quite a few things and...
  • wr819

    Out of options - anyone try PEMF?

    So I just joined because I feel like I am really out of reasonable options. I just saw my ortho and he reviewed my most recent spine x-rays. He sat me down to give me some honest advice. This is what he said to me:'Well, honestly you should be in a lot of pain, at least i think so"he was pointing at the crushed disks and osteo arthritis in my x-rays"But honestly we can't tell from images how...
  • Levette05

    Looking for Alternatives

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    Hello my name is Michelle and I am looking for alternative options besides surgery or meds. I am still trying to figure out what exactly is going on with me. The first explanation I received didn't come from a very understanding doctor. To give a little background I have had issues for years and for the most part I can power through and ignore the pain, I have always had a pretty high tolerance....
  • I DO UNDERSTAND YOUR PAIN! I do know How Nasty you think it is! I do know How real it is!  Believe me you can do what I am about to tell you. I doubt only 1 or 2 people in the world,  have injuries to match my own. I hope No one has such .    HI I am new here, but have lived with an injured spien since 1968 From C 1 to C7 and T10 to S2 Fractured and Or had surgery. 1 fusion 2 Artificial disk...
  • 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!