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I Have Chronic Back Pain

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    I don't suffer from chronic pain

    but my partner does and tonight is a really, really bad night. I can see the pain, the frustration, the depression, the feeling of inadequacy, the loneliness, feelings of loss, the anger at the pain, the desperation. The feelings are all valid and real and I want to acknowledge...
    SnugglyBuffalo SnugglyBuffalo 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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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 is the ideal substitute to an inversion table, especially for those with weak ankles/knees, high blood pressure, and other conditions that avoid...
    thebackbubble thebackbubble 36-40, M Jan 4, 2012

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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. I read a book by Dr John Sarno called "Mind Over Back Pain" Dr Sarno contends that all pain is caused by stress and...
    kbgloves1 kbgloves1 61-65, M 1 Response Mar 17, 2013

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    Ugh today has been horrible.

    I'm in so much pain and I can't do anything to get comfortable
    toinfinityandbeyondx3 toinfinityandbeyondx3 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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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 no pain at all and then one day...bam.  It's back. I have, over the years, went to various doctors who prescribed...
    Roaring20s Roaring20s 41-45, M 12 Responses Dec 12, 2008

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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 pain. Up until 3 years ago, I was living with it until my ex husband pushed me down about 20 stairs and caused a series of compression...
    wantingtoenditallnow wantingtoenditallnow 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2013

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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 a days I've learned to put myself first. I don't do things that I know would worsen my pain. I tell my self to stand tall and put...
    ConnieProuder ConnieProuder 61-65, F 6 Responses Aug 15, 2012

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    I am dying, this week has been brutal.

    Pain at a 7-8 on the pain scale seriously messes you up. Have an appt on 7/7 and I have to push for a MRI (again) and maybe some steroid injections. I hate being this person
    RMCG RMCG 51-55, F 5 Responses Jun 27

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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 Premier League and have a private business treating the general public. I have developed a way to fix back pain based on research from the USA so it is not yet...
    Jamalan Jamalan 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 5, 2013

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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 stop. I would give you my all, just please make it stop.
    nikahole nikahole 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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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, a new body, a new way of life... Independence all but gone.... Now must ask for help..... Pain that overcomes...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 6 Responses Aug 4, 2012

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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 specialist in a 50 mile range. I had a great one, but being my first one too, I didn't know not all pain doctors are the same...
    ubekidn ubekidn 51-55, F 5 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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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 feeling the pains of arthritis in my back. I've had arthritis since my junior year in high school in my ankles, knees, elbows, and hands...
    Neener26 Neener26 41-45 4 Responses Apr 4, 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 year now that i had major surgery...a three level fusion...level 1,2, and 5. have lots of hardware inside of me. Doctors...
    Sara1952 Sara1952 56-60, F 5 Responses Aug 7, 2010

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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 to have them fused. It was then that I was diagnosed with Degenerative Disk Disease. I had my second surgery at age 17...
    kittendoodle kittendoodle 31-35 5 Responses Aug 26, 2012

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    I hate suffering from this mess

    and to make it worse is that it was by someone else's hands. Someone who was supposed to protect me and love me. I hate my husband for what he did to me and I try not to be bitter but I have two special needs kids I have to take care of while he does nothing I help and if have...
    Mjkittycass1985 Mjkittycass1985 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 6

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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 for surgery and that I would have to learn to live with my pain. Since then I have taken up yoga (wonderful for stretching the...
    shortyp shortyp 66-70, M 4 Responses Jul 27, 2011

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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 railed 2 and didn't really help at all this time. In too much pain to handle I lashed out and put a hole in the wall. Please can someone share...
    tekakapo tekakapo 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 20, 2013

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    My Chronic Back Pain

    It all started in 1996 when I was driving a truck/trailer and fell of the trailer, straight onto my butt. The pain was excruciating the worst I have ever experienced !! I passed out , When I came to I made it back to the yard and they transported me to the urgent care , took...
    lingerieme lingerieme 51-55, M 17 Responses Aug 25, 2011

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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 other problems with my back. The Schuermanns Disease is what causes the chronic pain 24 hours a day 7 days a week. I'm only 23 years...
    DaisyDali DaisyDali 22-25, F May 9, 2013

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    Anyone else dealing with chronic pain?

    I have has 3 back surgeries, the last a fusion. None really helped, my left buttcheek and the back of my left leg is numb. Has been for 6 years. I have been working a lot of hours, sitting and it is killing me. It's so frustrating to deal with chronic pain. To have your super...
    RMCG RMCG 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 26

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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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    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 sitting in classes. My senior year, I went to get them removed, but that only made the pain worse. Not from the removal itself, but...
    MikiJNiki MikiJNiki 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2012

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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 therapist ended my sessions because it wasn't doing any good, so much wrong from my neck all the  way down, then the tendon...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 5 Responses Apr 15, 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. I get a rhizotomy done every 6 months for the pain. It does help but does not take it all away. My pain management doctor has always...
    gatorlady0809 gatorlady0809 56-60, F 5 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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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 mental state and daily activities such as work, recreation, and relaxation. Back pain can make sleeping difficult or even impossible, causing fatigue...
    axiomworldwide axiomworldwide 51-55 1 Response Feb 12, 2009

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    The change of weather really gives me intense

    flare ups & muscle spasms. I am hoping tomorrow is better day
    zelda14 zelda14 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 5

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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, and the pain is often a mofo. Sharp, burning, tearing feeling, like "yeowww!" And several times during the year it's...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2011

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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 cause chronic back pain. I drink a lot of coffee per day. I decided to stop drinking coffee and nay drink that has caffeine...
    voslung voslung 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I have had chronic back pain

    for about 3 years now. It used to hurt so bad sometimes I didn't want to move, just lay there eyes open wide. I tried everything, physiotherapy, exercise, even diet changes. Doctors did not want to do any surgical procedures since I am so young and just tried to shove pills down...
    jonacular jonacular 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    sighimnotgoodwithnames sighimnotgoodwithnames 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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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 my spinal fusion surgery for scoliosis. I don't run across many people with this condition, and I was wondering if anyone here...
    honeymonkey1450 honeymonkey1450 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2010

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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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    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 would effect my entire life! I now am in excrutiating pain daily. I am on the highest dose opioid patch, Butrans Patch/ 20 mcg/hr. I...
    itsjustmesunshines itsjustmesunshines 36-40, F Apr 11, 2012

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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 pieces of disk (three hours). Next I had the two fused with donor marrow, plates and screws. After the nearly 11 hour surgery we...
    Jan 10, 2013

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    I've had chronic back pain

    for years.Had all tests doctors tell me nothing they can do.I like to know ways of managing my pain.
    mikeud mikeud 51-55, M Aug 31

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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 talking to my family I realized how alone I seem to be. Not a single family member, friend, or acquaintance of mine really...
    IcedMercury IcedMercury 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 4, 2013

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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 the pain in this ole body is just to much to bare. And tonight is a tough one, I would scream but it won't do any good...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 3 Responses May 16, 2012

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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 makes it worse.
    chrissyunhappy72 chrissyunhappy72 36-40, F Dec 29, 2012

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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. I am facing spinal fusion in my back and neck. I live in this pain and I can't stand it anymore I am hurting and no...
    Paige42986 Paige42986 41-45, F May 25, 2011

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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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    I feel like an old person sonetimes

    but I wont let me rusty joints stop the lifestyle. I will have to party with my spine all cracked. Taking vodka shots with my feet
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    Hi, everyone... maybe I can find some insight

    here. For the last two years, I've had back pain down my left side into my leg. MRI shows no disc problems, so I think it's all just muscular. This pain also makes it difficult to get decent breaths. Does anyone else have this problem?
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 4 Responses May 18

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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 the back that originates from muscles and nerve spasm. It is also known as dorsalgia.The common causes of back pain involve sickness or...
    thebackbubble thebackbubble 36-40, M Jan 4, 2012

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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 is that MANY Chiros suffer with back pain. I had been in practice for about nine years, had moved and was just not physically able to perform the work...
    behrnman behrnman 41-45 Mar 22, 2013

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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 2 Responses Feb 28

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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 two years have a round of constant pain ive had most pain killers on the market plus pills for nerve damage but to no availe my surgion...
    c6b3h8 c6b3h8 66-70 1 Response Jan 8, 2013

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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 causing the pain. He thinks it might be a combination of my hips rotated, epidural damage, and scoliosis. To compound matters, I have a...
    infinitedreamer infinitedreamer 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    I will never sleep again. This pain is too great.
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