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I Have Chronic Back Pain

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 421 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 I long for a time when I can move with out wondering if this movement will set me back some.
    truckinwife truckinwife 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 30, 2013

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    sighimnotgoodwithnames sighimnotgoodwithnames 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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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 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 4 Responses Feb 10, 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. 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 1 Response May 25, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 be felt not only in the lower back but in the legs and feet as well. Millions of sufferers know first hand the debilitating effect this pain can have on their lives...
    thebackbubble thebackbubble 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2011

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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 my pain. I would like to begin a dialogue with others who suffer as well.
    Payshnss Payshnss 56-60 4 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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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 bulging discs in my lower back and recurring pain. After attending a McKenzie exercises course 20 years ago, I developed my own personal back exercise program. if I sit without my...
    retiredbonedoc retiredbonedoc 56-60 Oct 12, 2011

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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 4 Responses Oct 10, 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 makes it worse.
    chrissyunhappy72 chrissyunhappy72 36-40, F Dec 29, 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. 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 1 Response Dec 2, 2012

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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 to be cheerful and live with it, that is hard! Sometimes I just cry and get on with my day. What else is there?
    debysboys27 debysboys27 51-55, F 8 Responses Apr 8, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, exercises, and rest, I have used a type of mini tenns machine also and nothing stops it...i have had the back pain since 2005 -06...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 31, 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 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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    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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    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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    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 Mar 24

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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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    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 to vent, to ask for support, and would welcome a bit of advice from people in this situation. Like most women, I almost never disclose to my...
    toughasnails toughasnails 26-30 4 Responses Oct 25, 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 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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    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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    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 able to provide me with suggestions, advice or directions on how to rid this crippling, debilitating and at times  paralyzing lower back pain...
    webbwil webbwil 36-40, M 5 Responses Apr 23, 2010

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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 Oct 5, 2013

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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'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 2 Responses Jul 29, 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 remember when exactly it started, but I had some back pain off and on for a little while, and then my leg and foot started...
    orrelse orrelse 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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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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    Related Experiences

    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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    Sitting here reading these stories brings me to tears. I am 33 years old and truly feel like my body hates me. I am always in pain and in tears anymore. I didn't quite know what...
    queenknight queenknight 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Wearing a heavy book bag has finally caught up to me. Since I moved off campus, I have to bring all my books with me for the day, and it gets pretty heavy but I'm use to it. The...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Are you very upset on your back pain? As more and more body problems,such as back pain,joint pain and so on I think everyone always wants to have a healthy body. So we should do to...
    mbtshoes2011 mbtshoes2011 22-25, F Apr 9

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    Chronic pain is like having your own personal vampire that sucks the life blood from you. You can do things you enjoy but will pay the price of awful pain later or the next day...
    micmer micmer 36-40, M 1 Response 39 mins ago

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    I had chronic nausea in High school. Waking up every morning was really difficult, ending up in puking 65% of the time. I'm in college now and it came back.. except this time...
    adorablesarah adorablesarah 18-21, F 20 hrs ago

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    i was diagnosed of hep b in 2009 while i was in the university.. i constantly felt sick in the year 2006, when and how i had it i dont know. since 2011 i have been having series of...
    nanacquah nanacquah 26-30, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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