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  • Jay73 2

    Grrrrrrr - Go away herniated disc :(

    January 1st 2017 - supposed to be the start of a new year but not for me. While lifting a heavy fridge, I injured myself and my locked my back. MRI showed a badly herniated L5/S1 and so the journey starts. Terrible Sciatica commences and sitting is just unbearable. 8 weeks of physio and the

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  • serena43933 2

    Chronic Back Pain

    Hey everyone!  I'm 23 and have been suffering from chronic back pain for several years.  I've spoke to my doctor on several occasions regarding this.  He wouldn't give me anything to take for the pain but instead sent me for a massage to see if that would help.  Once there the masseuse told me she

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  • halle72223 1
  • wendywilts 3

    Low dull pain extending downwards

    HI i have been experiencing a dull back pain for the last couple weeks, its hard to know where it comes from, it is better when walking about, or lying down, but when i sit after walking about it feels like pressure going through my bum area, and aches, funnilly enough the pain isnt horrific but it

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  • nancy51692 1
  • secret 1

    So what happens when you start falling for your doctor?

    How do doctors deal with patients who seem to like them in that way is it obvious if you dont actually say anything but seem a bit embrassed or nervous when the handsome doc is infront of you ive been seeing this gawjus lean doc for couple of months now at first i never had any feelings for him at

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  • josephine32 3

    Armchairs in General

    I haven't been on this back sufferers forum before, but I have had back problems for a good few years now since stupidly lifting a garden planter!  This ranges from a few good days, to severe backache after walking for a short while, to really severe pain episodes where I cannot move without agony

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  • crystal 69140 2

    Reinjury herniated disc L5-S1

    Hello! I had a microdisectomy on November 20, 2015 to fix a herniated disc at L5 S1. I recently had to start going back to ortho for recurrent pain in my back and my left leg. Instead of walking to make it feel better I actually have the opposite. The longer I walk the more pressure and pain builds

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  • hypercat 6

    Back pain

    Hi I am hoping someone could me please. I am female in my early 60's and suffer with chronic back pain since I fell heavily on the base of my spine as a teenager.  I have had problems all my life. No doctor has ever taken it seriously,  done an x-ray or any further investigations.   I have seen a

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  • lee12850 1

    Lower back pain.. Help!

    Hi, I am only 30 and have pain in my back that is so bad sometimes it makes want to almost cry. I first found this pain a couple years back as I work construction and was lifting some heavy concrete blocks into the dumpster. When lifting it, the pain was so sharp and so so painful it dropped me to

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  • jennm 1

    Undiagnosed thoracic back & chest pain 8 months

    Hi I'm 32 (woman) and I have had upper/mid back and chest pain for 8 months now. I am currently on modified release tramadol which helps reduce the pain. I have had an X-ray, MRI, tried physio, seen my gp about 8 times, seen two specialists and now been advised they don't know what is causing the

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  • catia16317 1


    Hi everyone. I'm 28 yrs old back in 15/11/2012 I had a microdiscectomy L4 and L5 first couples months I was doing just fine. I have done more MRI'S since them but they don't find anything the truth is I'm most of the time in pain sitting in sofa lying in bed always wake up with pain. I still do

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  • max21068 2

    Mycotic Arthritis - Start asking your doctor about it.

    I discovered a reference to this condition recently and it led me to diagnose and succesfully self treat my lower back pain and sciatic pain. I hope it's helpful to others suffering from the same condition. Mycotic Arthiritis is a fungal infection of the load bearing joints. (knees, hips and spine)

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  • rosary1 2
  • gale1944 1

    Fractured ribs in a fall 5 months ago-now pain again

    About 4 weeks ago I hit the top of my head really hard on the corner of a cabinet door in my bathroom. I had fractured my ribs in my right back, 5 months ago. About 3 weeks ago have started having dull headaches, nausea that comes & goes, neck, shoulder, back pain with shooting pains going down

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  • rebecca204 2

    Severe back pain only when lying down

    Hi, I am enquiring about a problem i have been experiencing with my back over the last couple of weeks. Whenever i lay on my back in bed i get severe pain in the lower right side of my back and i have to take shallow breathes because it hurts too much to take full breathes. Depending on how i lie

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  • samantha96186 2

    straightening my back? Pain when laying down?

    Hello, my name is Samantha and i'm 16. For about 3-4 years I've had back pain all the time, and sometimes to the point I couldn't even walk. Besides the pain I can not straighten my back. I can only do so if im sitting or laying with my legs in the air. I can do it while standing but its

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  • Evamore 2

    Consistent backpain

    Recently I've been having burning pain at the lower-top of my back. It'll start after half an hour or so of sitting up to play a game on my TV. It gets better when I lie down, but this makes gaming harder. I cannot move the TV as there is nowhere else to move it. I sit on a half bunk bed to play (

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  • rdubb 1

    Back pain has moved from RHS TO LHS, anyone hear of this

    Hi all, I'm new to the site and I hope some may be able to aid me and that my yrs of experience will aid others. Brief history; injured myself in 2001, had lumbar dysectomy in 2002 which didn't take and have lived with sciatica since. I go to see a pain specialist at the UofA hospital and I take

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  • jamie86849 1

    Literally begging for help now :(

    Hi, I am 27 years old, male, from Glasgow. For around 4 years I have suffered pretty bad back pain, in my lower back. The pain is brought on by continuous standing in one spot, I.e washing dishes, or walking more than 20 minutes. I can describe the pain as a constant severe dull ache. And the

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  • theprodigyboy 1

    A cry for help, can anyone help or diagnose back & leg problems?

    My Health History By Glenn First of all, there is one reason and one reason only for writing this and it is quite simply a cry for help. I am about to turn 39 years old at the time of writing this and have been suffering with health problems for the last 15 years, all of which started off with

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  • killacidreflux 2

    Bavk pain...please help!

    Hello everyone, Here is some background on my current conditions: -I was told by my dentist and chiropractor I clench/grind my teeth (I am wearing a mouthgaurd) -fibro -enlarged thyroid I experience pain throughout my entire back on a daily basis. It seems to be there when I wake up and

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  • Gumby39 2

    Upper left side back pain

    My upper mid left side has been feeling a dull like pain. It started about a week ago when I woke up. I assumed I just slept wrong because my neck was also kinked up that morning too. The next day my neck pain was just about gone, but my upper mid left side didn't get better. So I decided I maybe

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  • David_7719 3

    Naproxen for lower back pain and shooting leg pain?

    I twisted the right side of my back in the gym which has led to severe pain in my lower back (right at the bottom of the spine) and shooting pains down my right leg. It actually hurts more to sit down than stand up. The Doctor diagnosed a muscle spasm and gave me 500mg Naproxen.  After taking 3

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  • Lethal-godd 2

    Severe back pain

    Hi everyone. I've severe back pain and have been put on diazepam, tramadol and paracetamol for pain control and muscle relaxants. The problem is that I've also got a trout onset and I was wondering is it safe to take ibuprofen400mg 3 times a day? The tramadol is 100mg twice

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  • shannon55497 1

    back pain leg pain arm oain and hands

    For the last 6 months I've been getting lower back pain that's like achy and within the last 3months I've started getting pains down my legs also a pain from my shoulder to my elbow and now its starting in the parm of my hands, I've been to the doctors so many times I've had ultra scans on my

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  • jj341 2

    Thoracic Disk problem

    18 years ago I herniated a thoracic disk in my back. The injury occurred from weightlifting.  I experienced breathing problems, pain in my abdomen and under my armpit.I also felt inflammation on the outside of my mid-back.  The doctors were not able to give me a diagnosis. I didn't know what the

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  • seicha 1


    Seicha Jau Hello how are you? I just wanna ask some health advice about what I have right now. I have a pain in my left part just below my ribs. The first time I had this was eight months ago and I was diagnosed with Kidney infection. I was hospitalized for couple of days because the doctor said

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  • jpurce200 1

    Undiagnosed/misdiagnosed chronic back pain

    Hi everyone! I am completely desperate for help so thought I would post on here just to see if anyone else has experienced what I am or if anyone has any thoughts on what it could be. Prepare for a very long history. So I am a 23 year old girl. I have been having chronic back pain for the past 6

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  • kay19801 3

    Upper back pain - strained feeling

    Hello all Slight worried and concered - I have been struggling with a funny feeling in my back for about 4 months now. It started as a pulling feeling by my left shoulder blade and continued but then started to diminish however about 3 weeks ago I woke up with a funny neck that pulled everytime I

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  • tonya43425 2


    I have been hurting for years and it seems like no one believes me. I have had 3 back surgeries and now trying to get in to see a new dr due to mine has retired in the last MRI he took I had 2 buldging disc and I think one or both has blown but no one seems to believe me my family and new drs

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  • mason79 3

    MRI Results, can you help me help myself?

    Hello, I recently had an MRI for back pain, I was a bit dissapointed when it came through only to scan my lower back but never mind - that's another story! So the results show at L4-L5 I have what most people have - Degenerative disc disease with reduction of disc hydration and loss of disc height.

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  • CarlaJoyce 2

    Undiagnosed Chronic back pain

    Hello, I am posting on here because, with an undiagnosed illness it very hard to find people who I can talk to that may understand what I've been going through for the past 2 I am a 21 year old university student studying criminology and previously played basketball and swam

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