I Suffer From Lower Back Pain

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    I have been in pain for almost a week now. The pain became totally unbearable Thursday (I finally went to the chiropractor) an was told I had pinched a nerve. I have been in the house since, missed a dear friends fathers wake, 3 days of work and am in still in pain...
    natashamarie natashamarie
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 29, 2010

    At work with some awful awful back pain.

    Can barely stand. Thankfully I manage a restaurant and only need to make sure everyone else is doing there jobs. A customer complained cause I wasn't happy enough when dropping off food. It was a struggle just to walk, let alone carrying a few dinner plates full of food! Tough...
    betterthanbono betterthanbono
    26-30, M
    Mar 11, 2015

    Just Found Out.

    One day I go to the doctors and she noticed that she hadn't gave me a check up in years. Keep in mind that this was the summer before my last year of high school. Well while in the physical she notices I am not standing up straight. I think "oh this is nothing" because I have...
    Norealidentity Norealidentity
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2010

    Disc Probzz

                  ya, so about 3 years ago i found out i had 2 herniated discs, L4; L5 and L5; S1. I had gotten tons of epidurrels, but they never seemed to help. i got really bad leg pain because some disc material was...
    r548 r548
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 12, 2010

    I Just Know It Hurts!

    I don't know why, I just know it hurts. And with no insurance, no dr takes me seriously. Some nights I take a muscle relaxer with a white russian, just to get to sleep. When it's bad, I live in my office chair, it has the perfect back, and takes a lot of pressure off. I don't...
    ammierain ammierain
    41-45, F
    Jun 22, 2010

    Is it normal to have a cold sensation in the

    legs and arms? It's not constant, but it feels like my blood is cold in these areas.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 16

    I had pain a few years ago had two surgeries

    and everything was good until I fell at work and broke my l5 vertebrae and was in so much pain that fusion surgery was my only option that was in April of this year. We'll it has been 3 months post opt and I am still in a lot of pain so much it takes me to the floor and unable...
    ddriver1123 ddriver1123
    46-50, F
    Jul 22, 2014

    There's Too Much Pressure On My Back

    I get back pain constantly. I'm usually sitting at a computer all day at both school and home, and a lot of my weight is concentrated on the top part of my body. I try to sit up as much as possible, but that makes it even more painful for me. The only permanent solution for me...
    delirium delirium
    18-21, F
    Jul 22, 2010

    Back Pain

    I used to work at Costco and now I suffer from bad back pain.  It radiates down the back of my legs to my feet.  I have had x rays done but they found nothing.  Some times it hurts so much I cannot sit down, it is the worst feeling ever and even Tylenol never works...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings
    5 Responses Jun 4, 2009

    In Love With An Lifestyle That Hurts Me

    I joined a kung fu school in November and it is changing my life. I feel so empowered by the things I am capable of pushing my body to do, how tough I have become. My muscles are strong and toned, my anxiety disappears and is replaced with a feeling of deep well-being...
    AllSeeingMeli AllSeeingMeli
    26-30, F
    Jan 7, 2010

    Back Pain Has Changed Me.......

    I'm no longer the happy, go lucky person I was.  I complain about my back more than I want to,   though am in pain more than I complain!!!! I must be a Pain to know anymore!!!
    mrsshadow mrsshadow
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jul 3, 2010

    My Family, Then Me, Or Is It?

    Hi, my name is Rafael, i'm physically and mentally disabled. My family and I have been living with chronic , too debilitating pain for the past nine years. Lower back pain used to be the only issue I really had to deal with, a couple percs every few hours and I was kinda cool...
    decendant46 decendant46
    46-50, M
    Sep 23, 2013

    Severe Chronic Lumbar Pain

    As I have stated in another post I suffer from Severe chronic back pain. Chronic pain never goes away last forever and is your constant compainion. If I ever woke up with out pain I would think I would be dead. My pain stems from heriditary and worker related injuries. I have Two...
    lingerieme lingerieme
    51-55, M
    1 Response Feb 27, 2013

    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

    I Hate Back Painnn

    I've had lower back pain for a while.It started out when I played soccer. We had to do suicides. Those running drills when you run back and forth within a certain distance. And I fell one time and pelvic bone smashed into the ground. It swelled up and everything, but we just put...
    xXPsychochic56 xXPsychochic56
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 17, 2010

    Just Make It Stop...

    I went shopping with the kids today. I have been putting it off, because I was afraid it would hurt. I hurt so freakin' bad now, I just want to bawl. I'm sick to my stomach, it hurts in my butt, and in my hips, and deep in my abdomen. I just feel raw right now.  It might not...
    ammierain ammierain
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jun 23, 2010

    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
    3 Responses Oct 25, 2011

    Worker's Compensation

    Without going into too much detail, my lower back pain was diagnosed as muscular spasms, and I was sent for physiotherapy. After a few treatments there, my pain was not subsiding and so my husband finally talked me into going to a chiropractor, who took x-rays and determined...
    Orckiss Orckiss
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 22, 2010

    I Too, Have Someone Who Cracks Me Up-ms Lilt ;0)

    Im going to take the advice of a few on EP--to try and make my stories, short and sweet. So here goes. HE is good looking, blonde, blue eyes and a good friend I see him three times a week and when I do, I am at my worst behaviour He puts me on a hard surface, strapped me...
    deleted deleted
    9 Responses Jul 3, 2009

    Alexander Technique

    Apparently many people suffer back pain simply because of bad posture. I am becoming aware of my bad posture caused by tension, nervouseness and low self-esteem. Alexander Technique seems to be the answer for this kind of back pain, and as I have been conciously trying to...
    Tibicina Tibicina
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Feb 27, 2011

    For A Long Time...

    ...I let my lower back pain take control of my life - my mood, my attitude...every thought I had revolved around my back...it was terribly depressing.  It wasn't part of my life plan. I can truly empathise with anyone who is suffering from back pain,  to the point...
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl
    7 Responses Dec 30, 2009
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