Back Pain

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What was the treatment for your back pain? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: GettingRidofPain, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: February 22

I don't have chronic pain, it is more of a nagging back pain that happens because I am a server at a restaurant. I have to carry many heavy trays and dishes and food back and forth constantly, most of the time with one hand because you need to carry the stand to the table to hold the food. After doing this for about ten years, it can take a toll on your body. I would go to sleep every night with a nagging dull pain that was really starting to make it difficult to sleep at night. A friend at work mentioned Absorbine Jr back patch for pain helped him with the dull pain so I figured I would give it a shot. These pain patches for back made it easier to deal with the problem that I was having and got me to sleep quicker than any other topical pain reliever that I have tried. If you have chronic dull nagging pain, I suggest you also look into this product. It really works.

Comment from: J Eley, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 07

Being a chronic back pain sufferer, I've used multiple back pain treatments including a TENS unit, massage therapy, rehabilitation, back pain exercises and back strengthening exercises, heat and cold therapy, various back pain medicine including NSAIDs and prescription back pain relievers, etc. I've learned that strengthening and conditioning your back (stomach muscles) really helps minimize injury and inflammation, as well as learning how to lift properly, bending and twisting properly, etc. My back pain causes began with the birth of my first child, then a serious car accident in '97. Physical therapy is a very good option to relieve chronic back pain, and proper ergonomics, stretching, etc. are very important. i try to help others learn what they can do to reduce their back pain naturally, etc. from what i've learned in my journey at my personal back pain blog, Stop Back Pain Cause Now. i really appreciate your information, and utilize it regularly as a reference when researching or answering others' questions. thank you very much for your invaluable information.

Comment from: emi96, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 01

Sleeping on hard bed helped me a lot in relieving my lower back pain.

Comment from: Pete, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: January 30

Hi, I have degenerative disc disease with two bulging discs. I was also just diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis. I am in severe pain every day and I'm only 26! I've been prescribed tramadol for over a year now, but since my disc herniation a month and a half ago, it doesn't help at all.

Comment from: Pam, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 17

I have always had back problems but not as severe as the one I'm having now. I have been to the chiropractor a half a dozen times. I have been to the massage therapist a half dozen times. I have had x-rays and blood work done. I have been to my Dr. and all he puts me on is painkillers. I do not want to rely on the meds, but no one can tell me what is bothering me.

Comment from: Brenda Miller, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 27

I had a knee injury in April which caused me to limp and sit for months. Two months ago I started feeling tail bone pain and now I cannot sit without burning and aching everywhere. My chiropractor does not know what to do nor does my insurance carrier. I have to sit at a desk and I have tried everything imaginable to help to no avail. My life has dramatically changed with my knees and now my lower back and tailbone pain. I am 53 years old and use to walk three miles a day. I need help desperately!

Comment from: vepavepa, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: April 28

I recently had a treatment for back pain consisting of radiant heating of the nerves in my lumbar region. Two weeks ago, I had the other side done. After the first treatment, I was relieved of the pain and I had no more trouble. After the second treatment though, I have much pain on both sides of my lumbar region and after five days, it has not subsided. I am having trouble getting in touch with my doctor.

Comment from: RickyD, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: June 16

By reading this article I realized I have been taken for a ride by the healthcare industry. I have tried all of the treatments that are said to be helpful in this article at great expense and still have back pain after five years. I have had MRI imaging, nerve studies and been poked and prodded, drugs creams You name it. "Everything's normal," they say.

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Medically reviewed by John A. Daller, MD; American Board of Surgery with subspecialty certification in surgical critical care

REFERENCE:

Klippel, John. Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases, 13th ed. New York: Springer, 2008.

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