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Also known as Lower Back Pain

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  • Puzzling Pain

    For several months I've been having weird pains in my chest, shoulder, shoulder blade, collarbone area. The pain is like a sharp, shooting pain between my shoulder blades. My left shoulder burns a lot. It sometimes feels like my collarbone is stinging and has an "itchy" feeling. I have...

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  • Lumbar instability??

    I'm back again. So iv had an k4/5 fusion 14 years ago, thoracic arachnoid cyst with spinal cord compression t2-6, cervical degeneration with multi level disc bulges, bone spurs, lordosis. About 7 weeks ago something happened to my lower back, it just gave way, it feels like my lower back has snapped...

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  • Degenerative disc disease, anyone got symptoms like mine???

    Hi, I've had back ache to a greater or lesser extent for about 2 years. An MRI scan showed degenerative disc disease (which I know is very common in people of my age). However the pain doesn't feel as though it's in my spine! the actual pain is on each side of the spine, sometimes as far...

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  • 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 in...

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  • Back Pain and Dieting

    I've been trying recently to lose weight through dieting. I've long since realized with the amount of back pain I have, exercise is not going to be what helps. I can only do a small amount and not enough that it is helpful without the dieting as well.  The problem hasn't been the dieting....

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  • Low back pain

    So, my lower back pain has increased significantly the past year. I've tried pt, I've done 4 epidural injections, and I've had a medial branch block done just recently. I've been taking meds for it continuously and have had 2 surgeons tell me the same thing "yes there is something...

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  • Burning feeling in back

    Hi there , I'm posting on behalf of my husband , he's a 36 year old fit male that does a physical job. For the last 6 weeks or so he's been getting a sudden feeling of being burnt on his lower right back , it feels as though someone has stabbed him with a burning hot iron , the sensation...

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  • Costochondritis for 3 years?!

    For the last 3 years I have been suffering with middle back and upper rib cage ache and discomfort rather than pain. It always worse in the morning and usually eases as the day goes on. I have seen a physiotherapist which did not work.  However Saturday I had to go to A&E as I was suffering...

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  • kidney stone and back pain not typical

    72 yr old man, 300#, sedintary, poor flexibility. Upper right back pain, inboard of shoulder blade. Pain infrequent, related to body movement, (rising from deep chair) or deep breathing.  Vitals ok, doc didn't think related to heart or lungs.  Doc gave RX for Meloxicam. Pain subsided. 20...

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  • Very sore mid back pain following winter virus

    Hi,  I am new to the forum and wondered if anyone is sharing a similar experience to me.  On Christmas Day I started feeling sooo unwell and ended up in casualty following a call to 911.  I was most concerned about a pain in my mid back on the right hand side as well as feeling terrible...

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  • Thoracic Spine Pain Management

    Hi Been a while since I've posted - I guess you get to the stage where you accept you're in a persistant pain cycle, and carry on regardless, despite the oppressive dull ache which is always there, like white noise. Just passed my two-year 'anniversary' of having developed thoracic/cervical...

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  • Sharp pains

    Mid level right side abdominal pain.. hurts when I bend, one spot is sore to touch. nausea, fatigue, and lightheaded. Temperature only slightly higher than normal. For me gas pain is usually in the front. And i've had kidney stones but that pain is much lower. help

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  • Lower back pain 3 years

    My husband has suffered from severe back pain for the last three years. He has a manual job and affects his life enormously. Doctors don't seem bothered just say many people suffer from it mid thirties and to deal with it. We've changed our mattress tried mattress toppers paid for private chiropractors...

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  • Severe back pain since 2012.

    I've had 2 rounds of neuro surgery 2013/14 (13 mts apart). 4 neuro procedures 2014/15/16 and a Pain Management Program 2017. My pain is unbearable to the point I can't do simple house hold tasks, I take Paracetamol 1g Qds Pregabalin 100mg Tds Shortec 15mg Qds Topiramate 15mg Bd Fentanyl Patch...

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  • Back pain and anxiety - scared

    Hi all. I am a relatively fit 34 year old male, 6'2'' and around 14 stone. I'm married with a young family. My job is at times stressful, desk bound - the usual!  It would be good to hear from others with experience or opinion on the following. For the last 5 days I have been suffering...

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  • MRI lumbar spine Report - please help

    '' History   ? L3-4 disc  Protocol  Routine protocol  Findings  Cord ends normally.  There is decreased signal return to the disc at the L4-5 and the L5-S1 level with anular fissure at the L4-5 level. Mild disc protrusions are noted on the sagittal...

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  • Acute Stress Fracture of L5 - I'm miserable.

    I'm a 22 year old female. I've never had back pain or trouble before. For the past week, I've had some mild to moderate back pain. I thought I slept wrong or pulled a muscle. I had a CT done for an unrelated reason, I was going to have my gall bladder removed until this happened. The radiologist...

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  • Lower back pain when laying down, unsure what causes it!

    For the past week or so, I've been experiencing a weird pain when I lay down. I spend a great majority of my time sitting down, but I exercise enough to maintain a weight of about 100-105 lbs. This isn't my first experience with back problems, but I've never felt a pain like this one. It...

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  • New sudden pain after microdisc sugary

    Ok so a little about my history first. I was first diagnosed with dehydrating disc back in 2005 after an MRI following a car wreck. In 2007 i was helping my family lay tile and sneezed while reaching for tile. The next day I was in horrible pain. The following week I had another MRI and was in formed...

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  • Ultrasonic treatment

    For some years I have suffered with backache, and 2 years ago the pain spread down my right leg into my foot. Both of my feet are numb. An MRI scan showed that I have a couple of disc bulges which are trapping a nerve, hence the pain. I have received 2 injections over the last 12 months which have not...

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  • New Pain 5 weeks post L4/L5 MD

    Hi everyone, I've been reading a lot on this forum following my surgery, and would really appreciate some advise from your experiences. I'm a 35 year old male, generally fit and healthy, although was suffering from severe lower back pain and then the dreaded siatic pain down my right leg through...

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  • Pain at waist

    I am having side bone/muscle pain and lower back pain. I have an appointment booked with my doctor, but it's not for another weak. The pain is on my side, like if you put your hands on your hips, where your thumbs would be. I don't know much about anatomy, but based on pictures, it would be my...

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  • Hello

    I'm John and I've been suffering from back pain of late. I don't want to continue with this pain anymore. I can't lift heavy objects, sit for too long without feeling pain at my lower back, I hope joining this group will help me get better.

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  • Mid/upper backache and sore ribs

    I had this a few month ago and it went away a little bit but it's now back I've had it for the last2 days and it's my mid/upper back and Inbetween my shoulder blades my ribs also hurt to touch I've had chest a X-ray a few month ago all was ok anyone any idea what it could be ?

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  • Shoulder an armpit,chest pain

    I started having pain in my left shoulder blade a week ago.the pain has moved to my left armpit.and side of left breast center of my chest is soar.

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  • Annular tears and surgery

    Hi everyone I have an annular tear between L4 and L5 and wonderedwhat anyone else's experiences of such an injury is , what treatments work etc. Many thanks in advance of your replies.  

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  • Back pain in 16 year old

    Hi there, the past few months I've had terrible back pain. It's mostly in my lower and mid back and is a very achy type of pain, but can be sharp at times. I went to the doctor about this and my doctor performed a manipulation on me for my SI joint, which was apparently off. I was prescribed...

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  • Sciatica or something worse

    I am 21 years of age, and for this year I've had severe back and leg problems. The pain starts from the lower back all the way down to the back of the bottom of my leg. But it seems that nobody gives a crap and doesn't want to help me or wants to acknowledge my symptons. I've been to the...

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  • Pulmonary embolism

    i have been in plaster cast for 10 weeks for fractured foot was taking clexane but went away at weekend and forgot them I a man experiencing right upper back pain radiating into my neck. Much worse when I am laying down and breathing in. Have a mild cough and heaviness around my chest but not sure if...

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  • Walking boot, back pain, advice!

    So, I fractured both my feet with in a week of each other and I have gone from one CAM boot on my left foot, to one left CAM boot and an off-loading shoe on my right. I was on crutches for 4 weeks and I also have a lower back/hip problem (possible SI joint) I just had an MRI and i am in absolute agony...

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  • sudden onset of lower back pain

    in the sumer of 2007 i bent down to pick somethin up off the floor and i had a sudden sharp shooting pain in my lower back, i could hardly stand back up and my back was aching for the rest of the day, in the days that followed it felt slightly fragile and weak but recovered, after that from time to time...

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  • Modic Type 1 Changes - Antibiotic Treatment - Feedback

    Many people have been asking for feedback from those with diagnosed modic type 1 changes and pain in their verteabral endplates. As I am one of these people I thought it would be useful to give my experience, and also to ask others to consider that each case is relative, each spine is different and the...

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  • Trying to find specialist

    I have constant and severe back pain that is progressing dramatically the past 3 years.  I took care of my mother for 13 years and she was bedridden so I'm sure that is where all this started. Upper back (burning pain) and lower back (searing pain) . Now my left leg is going numb when I walk...

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  • Chronic Back Pain in need of support and advice

    Hi all fellow bank suffers, I'd ask how you all are but I know that question can be a crap one 😁 I've had back pain for 10 years on and off after nursing I injured my back.my daughter is nearly 5 the pregnancy was fine but the Labour was awful, back Labour with a degenerative disc wasn't...

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  • Microdiscectomy

    Hi everyone, so I'm having a microdiscectomy in two weeks time and I was wondering if anyone else had had this done and can tell me about the first couple of days afterwards, what to expect pain wise and also doing usual daily activities? Any advice and information would be appreciated, TIA x

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