I Suffer From Chronic Back Pain

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 91 People

    Its Been Hell For 9 Years And I'm Only 23.

    This is something that i feel, think about, and cry about every day. I am only 23 years old and i have been living with four herniated discs and spinal stenosis for the past nine years. I have gone through physical therapy twice, pain management three times, and recently had...
    dmp158 dmp158
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 16, 2010

    Mri Shows Some Problems

    some minor degeneration, a dislocated disc, cysts in the jointsso its not all in my head... these can be caused from an injury such as the car accident I had, trauma from head direct blow to the dash board or being kicked by Kathy Martin or Rick (he kicked me in the tail bone...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    Mar 14, 2012

    A little over a year ago I suffered a lower

    back injury at work. I have seen several Ortho Docs, Physicians, and Ortho Surgeons. I have had multiple MRIs, X-rays, Myelograms, and recently a Discogram. I have had multiple procedures done, all of them failures. It appears that all things are pointing towards either Disc...
    sadeyeboi sadeyeboi
    41-45, M
    Jan 30, 2015

    Orthopedic Surgeon With Low Back Pain From Bulging Disc,wants To Help Others

    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
    Oct 25, 2011

    I've had back surgery twice,

    the second time I had an artificial disc implant. Chronic daily pain. Take opioids but it helps only much. Anyone else out there like me? I battle depression because of this as well.
    steverick steverick
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Sep 29, 2014

    I Woke Up Laying On My Tummy And Suffering All Day Because Of It

    I find when I lay on my tummy I get bad back pain all day.  it wasn't too bad the last week but came back with vengeance last night.my physiotherapist says I am to sleep on my back or side or put a pillow under my tummy ... if I sleep on my tum!but I avoid it... occasionally it...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 11, 2012

    Being A Nurse Has Ruined My Back!

    Years of lifting heavy people have finally taken it's toll on my poor back. I am in pain constantly. I'm only 47 yrs old and my body sounds like a rice crispy...snap, crackle , pop...seriously. I'm having surgery to correct herniated discs that are causing numbness, weakness and...
    Delphinia65 Delphinia65
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Mar 11, 2012

    Can This Ever Go Away?

    I'm 29 years old. I have mild scoliosis in my upper and lower back and phase 2 subluxation degeration in my upper back and neck. I grew up with bad posture and I injured my back several times during my adolescent years doing farm work. I work full time at a...
    WanderingFool WanderingFool
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Aug 24, 2009

    Back Pain

    Back in 2002 I had a bad lifting accident in the oilfield. I have tried everything to see if they can fix me but the general consensus is to just leave everything alone. 13 levels crushed! I have been able to live with the pain with the help of medicine ever since. 240 mg...
    dave61 dave61
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Jan 29, 2011

    Hate This

    Ouch! My back is frickin` killing me right now. Seems to come on every few months or so. About 18 months ago I had x-rays taken that showed I had a vertebrae pressing down on a nerve. My left hip is also a little out of whack as well which doesn`t help matters. To date I have...
    musicmad musicmad
    41-45, M
    Apr 25, 2009

    I Was Really Stupid

    little over a year ago, my life was forever changed. and why? because stupid teenage decisions got the best of me. it was about 3am, friday night/ saturday morning. me and a couple of my close friends had been chillling on top of this furniture factory that i lived close by too...
    burrandy burrandy
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 3, 2011

    My Grace Is Sufficient For Thee

    "My comfort in my suffering is this, your promise preserves my life." Psalm 119:50As I struggle with the new symptom of my Multiple Sclerosis that causes terrible and sudden nerve pain I find myself in the unique situation of feeling emotional and at peace at the same time...
    girl4god girl4god
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2012

    I Have Chronic Back Pain

    As the title suggests, I have chronic back pain which started many years ago. A combination of scoliosis, a  couple of injuries and now general wear and tear. It started in the lumbar area and then flared up in the thoracic area. Sometimes if feels like every inch of my...
    felicita felicita
    66-70, F
    9 Responses Apr 27, 2009

    Ouch! Make It Stop...

    The pain is so bad, it makes me nauseous. Burning sharp pain in my shoulders, neck, middle of my back and lower back. I'm on muscle relaxers and antispasmodics that do help somewhat. I'm facing surgery for herniated disc L1-L2 that's pressing on nerves. Hopefully some the...
    Delphinia65 Delphinia65
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 28, 2012

    Hey there! I hope everyone is doing awesome.

    We are a team of 3 women based in San Francisco. We developed a product called BetterBack that allows you to effortlessly sit in perfect posture, easing back pain. We launched it on Kickstarter in April and it was a big success. We've just delivered our first batch of...
    rikkav rikkav
    31-35, F
    Nov 30, 2015

    Car Accident

    In October of 2011 I was in a car accident, I avoided a head on collision by going into the tall grass on the side of the road, what I did not see was the large rock that caught the back of my truck, making it roll a few times finally landing in a canal. I walked away, I was cut...
    Lyons155 Lyons155
    2 Responses Oct 24, 2012
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