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I Have a Bad Back

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    I'll never know exactly what I did,

    but I'm constantly living with the pain of a bad back. It was Halloween. 2006. I woke up so excited that it was my favorite holiday. That is, until I tried to get out of bed. Blinding pain. When I realized the pain wasn't going anywhere, I assumed I pulled a muscle. I took it...
    SheepishlyMe SheepishlyMe 26-30 2 Responses Apr 30

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    I was 14, it was in school.

    . i always picked my bed near the windows.. Then its raining one night.. I open the windows slightly so I could sleep in the cool breeze.. i didn't realised the floor was wet, when i woke up in the morning, i fell.. couldn't play my favourite sport for two months.. Its so...
    9kty1 9kty1 70+, M Jul 9, 2014

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    In November 2012 I hurt my back playing

    football. I should know I'm getting too old for it, but hey. Didn't help matters by shovelling snow every day for what seemed to be weeks, either. Anyway, I got myself fit again and played football for the first time in the first week of April 2013. Unfortunately, I went into...
    Mick672 Mick672 41-45, M Feb 25, 2014

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    Stabbers Love Cold Weather!

    I hate when the weather changes and gets colder....that's when I tend to get more stabbers aka muscle spasms!
    purplehotwheels purplehotwheels 31-35 Mar 2, 2013

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    Take care of your back.

    Use proper lifting techniques. I first hurt mine in 2010. FYI, IT NEVER GETS BETTER. It only hurts less some days.
    cbcs cbcs 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 22

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    I Wish I Never Fell

    20Yrs ago I fell down a flight of stairs and it was the start of a whole lot of back problems for me. It was the way I fell. It was an old wartime house and the wall was at the base of the stairs so I threw myself backwards in order to catch myself. I twisted and landed on my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 9, 2012

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    No Rest For This Back

      When I was starting middle school, we had to go to classes behind the middle school since they were making a new school after the old one had been condemned. Fortunately we weren't long into having to stay there for after Christmas break we would be...
    Dormantdrakon Dormantdrakon 22-25, F Mar 3, 2009

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    My Spine Got On My Nerves.

    Ok so the title is pretty funny when it comes to this story. If you followed the cars hitting me experiences, then this is what happened after. I didn't think cars could do more damage, I went to get a full examination. MRI's, ct, x rays, physical, so on. It took about a...
    Sonicbeats123 Sonicbeats123 18-21, M Sep 3, 2013

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    My Back Goes Out More Than I Do!

    Let me start out by saying that I have CP and not sure if the chronic pain is CP related or not. In December 1997 Chronic pain changed my life. At our family Christmas gathering I remember not being able to sit comfortably in my wheelchair unless my dad held the front two wheels...
    purplehotwheels purplehotwheels 31-35 Dec 2, 2012

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    Just Happened

    Haven't had a bad back for a few years. Last night I was kneeling down and something went pop. Its my back. I have always felt sorry for anyone with chronic back problems. I will be okay in about 4 days as my problem is muscular not spinal related. To all of you with persistent...
    josycd josycd 51-55, T 3 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    I've always had a bad back myself

    and it's rather annoying being young and having this.. Well bad back hah. I can't really lift on to heavy of things anymore, I can't bend real fast-or often, and I can't take being jabbed or hit in the back... And one thing I can't stand is stupid people thinking I'm joking when...
    XxLittleBrotherxX XxLittleBrotherxX 18-21, M Jan 24

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    I didn't think I had a bad back,

    but this morning I was bending down to scoop out a litter box under my basement stairway when I suddenly felt something shift to the left in my lower back. That was immediately followed by an audible pop and an intense shooting pain throughout my back. Because of course the most...
    lcz415 lcz415 26-30 2 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    Major Problems

    On july 1, 1978 is when it happened i bent over to pick up a gas can to put gas in a mower the can did not come up i went down as the pain was very serious and i had to live with it all this time as i could not get any kind of help. it has been over 30 years now and i still do...
    wetlookh2o wetlookh2o 51-55 2 Responses Jan 21, 2009

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    I have terrible back pain every day

    because of a complication from my pregnancy that is still unresolved. But because I have a six month old baby at home I keep putting myself into positions to keep hurting my back. There's just no other way and no way around it. I wear a brace a lot, but it doesn't help much. I...
    doodlebug2013 doodlebug2013 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    I have days where I just shut down. Yeah, I'm doing okay and better than I was. Though I have those days where I'm sad and don't do anything. I hate those days
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    I hate this. I have rarely had back pain or issues. When I have, it's been connected to an incident like lifting a heavy object improperly or trying to breakdown part of our...
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    I go out to eat for the first time in like 2 months and now I'm sick. Great.
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    Yah...My brother bad to me and sometime he have bad luck in his life
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    Yes I would! I really really would. As I grew up I wasn't the type of student to pay attention much in her class. I was the type of person to not learn spellings and it just didn't...
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