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I Have Chronic Back Pain

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    Lumbar And Cervical Fusions - I'm 64 years old and have had 4 cervical surgeries and 7 lumbar surgeries. My first surgery was In 1981 and it's been a very long road traveled. Now...
    ConnieProuder ConnieProuder 61-65, F 6 Responses Aug 15, 2012

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    i have chronic back pain. After using many painkiller and gel then heat and ice that never worked, i looked online how to treat it because it was awful. I learned that caffeine can...
    voslung voslung 36-40, M Mar 24

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    I pulled all my muscles in my back freshman year, and now I am all ****** up...
    papasshortie papasshortie 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    Pain=no Sleep - Good morning,Up early this morning 2 a.m. would rather be in that state of sleep that takes the pain away, but tonight has not been one of those nights.Sometimes...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 3 Responses May 16, 2012

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    At The Breaking Point - I'm 24 and have had severe chronic low back pain for almost 10 years. Like a lot of people my story is long and complicated. I'm here tonight because after...
    IcedMercury IcedMercury 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 4, 2013

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    I Hate My Back - I had back surgery in 2001 and I didn't have chrinc back pain umtil I was taking care of my dad and I had to lift him . The pain didn't become chronic until 2009...
    Paige42986 Paige42986 41-45, F 1 Response May 25, 2011

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    I'll Be the First to Share... - I've had chronic back pain for almost 4 years now. I apparently, somehow, injured it in childbirth. My pain specialist isn't sure exactly what's...
    infinitedreamer infinitedreamer 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    I Hate The DEA..... - I have had stenosis, ankling spondilytis, and scoliosis but to hear most doctors speak one would think I only had a mere boo boo. I have seen every pain...
    ubekidn ubekidn 51-55, F 4 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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    Pain And More Pain - Hello all...now understand I don't  want to sound like a big cry baby..but then maybe I am...Im a 58 yr old lady with lots and lots of pain. It has been a...
    Sara1952 Sara1952 56-60, F 5 Responses Aug 7, 2010

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    Thank you boobs. Always appreciated.
    sighimnotgoodwithnames sighimnotgoodwithnames 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    I Have Chronic Back Pain - In October of 09 I had two Lumbar disk pretty much fall apart and I had surgery through my Abdomen to place jacks to lift the Vertebra and remove the...
    Jan 10, 2013

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    Please Go Away - I am so over this back pain. All the pain is to my right side. I need to go back to the doctor. But there isn't much she can do. Just have to deal with the pain.
    eyeslikestars eyeslikestars 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 1, 2013

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    Lower Back Pain - For the past 8 years, I've had off and on again lower back pains.  It started when I was about 34.  They're not constant.  I have long periods of...
    Roaring20s Roaring20s 41-45, M 12 Responses Dec 12, 2008

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    Lots Of Pain, And A Hole In The Wall - I have scoliosis and some days I simply can't manage my pain. Recently my back was extraordinarily bad and I swallowed 7 codeine and even...
    tekakapo tekakapo 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 20, 2013

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    Feeling 80 But Im Only 40 - I have several discs herniated, and I have a hard time doing anything. I can't work. The pain stops me from living a normal life. I am overweight which...
    chrissyunhappy72 chrissyunhappy72 36-40, F Dec 29, 2012

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    Ihad A Spinal Fusion Op In 2010 - it is now 3years since my op i had a disc removed then fused then a cage of titainium and pins built the first year was quiet good but the last...
    c6b3h8 c6b3h8 66-70 1 Response Jan 8, 2013

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    Extreme Pain Now For 4 Years - i don't know what it is that has caused it but I have terrible back pain and its getting worse. I have tried painkillers, physio and massage...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 31, 2011

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    Anybody Out There Like Me? - As you may have guessed, I have chronic back pain, caused from flat back syndrome; which in turn, was caused by Harrington Rod instrumentation used in...
    honeymonkey1450 honeymonkey1450 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2010

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    I've Reached My Breaking Point - I am going to be 32 in a couple of weeks. When I was 18, I was involved in a serious car accident that left me with a lot of chronic lower back...
    wantingtoenditallnow wantingtoenditallnow 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    What Are The Features Of The Back Bubble? - The Back Bubble relieves back pain by comfortably decompressing your back and gently stretching the adjoining muscles. The Back Bubble...
    thebackbubble thebackbubble 36-40, M Jan 4, 2012

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    Chronic Back Pain For Years - I am hoping to connect with others whose lives have been altered as a result of chronic pain. I have had back pain for many years and feel so alone in...
    Payshnss Payshnss 56-60 4 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    Its hurting as I type this... I hurt my tailbone in second grade and it never healed right. The there are all the other falls, injuries, and fights over the years.
    dacraww dacraww 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    There Is A Cure - I suffered for 4 years with chronic, neck pain. I thought that I would never be able to stand up straight again and end up a hunched over cripple. I found a cure...
    kbgloves1 kbgloves1 61-65, M 1 Response Mar 17, 2013

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    Too Young For This. - I feel like my life has been taken away from me. I'm 22, and I can't even go grocery shopping anymore. This all started a little over a year ago. I don't...
    orrelse orrelse 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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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...
    purplehotwheels purplehotwheels 31-35 1 Response Dec 2, 2012

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    The Back Bubble Delivers Back Pain Relief- That's All I Can Say - Lower Back Pain is one of the most prevalent problems throughout the world. Pain caused by lower back problems can...
    thebackbubble thebackbubble 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2011

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    27 Years Old And In Chronic Pain Daily - Hello everyone, I am new to this, and like everyone, how I got here is a bit of a long story. I just want to begin by saying that I am here...
    toughasnails toughasnails 26-30 4 Responses Oct 25, 2012

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    Caused By Lipoma/neuroma - My back pain started early in high school. I developed two fatty tumors in my lower back which caused be to be very uncomfortable, especially when...
    MikiJNiki MikiJNiki 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2012

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    It Hurts To Move - At times it is hard for me to move. I am sick of it, and am trying things to reduce the pain I have at times. Sleeping through the night can be hard for me. And...
    truckinwife truckinwife 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 30, 2013

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    Ineed A Friend In Kingsville Tx To Talk To! - Please, i dont know how much more i cam take! Please reach out to me!
    emvee471 emvee471 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2012

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    Valuable Information for Chronic Back Pain Sufferers! - What is pain? Pain may be defined as either an acute or chronic condition that can interfere with an individual's overall...
    axiomworldwide axiomworldwide 51-55 1 Response Feb 12, 2009

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    Another morning of taking a Vicodin to be able to move. It literally hurts to blink...I'm so tired...
    WeedLady WeedLady 41-45, F Feb 28

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    Can You Fake A Smile....... - I am 39, when I was 13 I fell off of a horse preparing for a horse show and broke my back. I was so worried about the "then" little did I know it...
    itsjustmesunshines itsjustmesunshines 36-40, F Apr 11, 2012

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    Chronic - Just the word chronic,scares me........ this pain will be with me forever? The pain in my body has stopped the life I was living, I am now trying to learn to live again...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 6 Responses Aug 4, 2012

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    I would give you all my money if you would just make it stop. I would you everything that I have if you would just make it stop. I would give you my life if you would just make it...
    nikahole nikahole 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    The Pain Never Ends - My name is JessicaLynn and I am 32 years old. My story starts when I was 15, I was in a school bus accident and it "ripped" my C4-C5 vertibrae apart and I had...
    kittendoodle kittendoodle 31-35 5 Responses Aug 26, 2012

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    Chronic Back Pain And Fibromyalgia - I have both and suffer each and everyday with them....as far as the back pain, I have had three back surgeries, one major and two not so major...
    gatorlady0809 gatorlady0809 56-60, F 4 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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    It's Not There... - ...twenty-four/seven, but it's always in the same lower-back areas, can be set off by as little as bending down to put on stockings or slip on a pair of shoes...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2011

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    Long Term Chronic Pain Solution - Your Thoughts Welcomed - Hi group members, I have an enquiry for you all. I am a pain specialist, Im currently doing work for Everton FC in the...
    Jamalan Jamalan 31-35, M Oct 5, 2013

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    Is There Hope? - I am in so much pain today I want to scream, why do people have to suffer like this? I don't know how much more I can take...it is just to much. Physical...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 5 Responses Apr 15, 2012

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    Crippling And Dibilitating Lower Back Pain -   Hello Dear Friends My name is Kyle and this is my first time here. I have come here in hopes to find someone who will be...
    webbwil webbwil 36-40, M 5 Responses Apr 23, 2010

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    I Need Help From Other Than Doctors - I have suffered from lower back pain for almost 17 years. I had a spinal fusion (L3, L4, L5, and S1) in 2004. Luckily (or not) I am just now...
    Neener26 Neener26 41-45 4 Responses Apr 4, 2013

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    Sick Of Chronic 24/7 Pain - I have been on literally every pain medication in the past ten years. I was diagnosed with Schuermanns Disease when I was 13 years old along with 5...
    DaisyDali DaisyDali 22-25, F May 9, 2013

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    Crazy Back Pain -  For about four years now I have had rheumatoid arthritis in my lower back. It slowly progresses though out the day. By night time I have to lay down. I try...
    debysboys27 debysboys27 51-55, F 8 Responses Apr 8, 2009

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    What Are The Causes Of Back Pain? - Long hours of sitting in your office chair can be one of the reasons why you are experiencing back pain. Back pain is the pain that we feel at...
    thebackbubble thebackbubble 36-40, M Jan 4, 2012

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    I Live With Chronic Back Pain - Since the mid 90's I have suffered with middle back pain. After a number of tests and procedures, my specialist told me that I was not a candidate...
    shortyp shortyp 66-70, M 4 Responses Jul 27, 2011

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    If You Have Back Pain Or Stiffness After Sitting,i Will Teach You How To Fix It. - I am a retired orthopedic surgeon who has Forestier's disease aka DISH. This predisposes me to...
    retiredbonedoc retiredbonedoc 56-60 Oct 12, 2011

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    Chiropractor With Periodic Debilitating Back Pain - Many might assume that a Chiropractor would have the inside track on ridding themselves of back pain. The dirty little secret...
    behrnman behrnman 41-45 Mar 22, 2013

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    I have been in chronic, constant pain for over 15 years now. I have seen a multitude of doctors, had several surgeries, many exploratory and even a spinal fusion of my L4-L5 disc...
    Mahala71 Mahala71 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I am 26 years old and I have chronic pancreatitis with a surgery coming up. My story started 2.5 years ago when I had a snowboarding accident. When I fell I hit my abdomen pretty...
    christine921 christine921 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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