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Hi yes I'm hopeless

Jan 20, 2017 9:25 AM

So I just went to another doctor about my back pain. In a nutshell I was told "I don't know what's wrong but your back pain won't go away, it'll get worse as you age (keep in mind that I'm only 18) and you just have to live with it.

So yeah.. I had my hopes up that I'd have something dramatically wrong that would be fixed with on or two surgeries but of course not..

So it's official.. I'm gonna be in pain every single day until the day I die..

Feeling bitter atm if you didn't guess 😂

Jan 20, 2017 9:36 AM

I can emphasize with you hun. I am so sorry. What type of doctor did you see? Is there a pain clinic near that can help you manage your pain? I have a physical therapist that even though I was there for neck pain, the work on the whole body mechanics. I wish all.PT's would do that. It has helped me a lot with overall pain. .

(((((gentle hugs)))))

Jan 20, 2017 9:36 AM

Oh no I really wish there was something I could do or say to make it easier 😢

You're entitled to feel bitter, you've just been told something that is life changing now your going to go thro all the emotions of grief and loss. Let your feelings flow and try not to repress them because it'll only make you feel worse in the long run.
We're all here for you xx

Jan 20, 2017 9:49 AM

Heyitsme, I understand the disappointment and grief you feel. Once you are able to wrap your head around this, you'll figure things out. Know that you can't give up, there are so many different doctors you can see and perhaps there will be someone along the line who can help you. In the meanwhile you have an entire community of people here to support you and help you find your way.
You're life is just beginning, you are the one who had control over what you do and don't so don't let this put you down. Look at some of the older threads about back pain and ways to get relief, try some of them and see if they work. (Or a combination of them). Hang in there. I know it's easier said than done but I know you can do it. {{Hugs}}😊💕

Jan 20, 2017 10:05 AM

Thanks guys! It feels so different talking to ppl who've been through similar situations.

My parents and I are scheduling an appointment to go see a private (in my country we have free health care but with unknown pain like mine, the public side won't put you through pricey test that might be useless) physiotherapist that's really pricey.. I said that it might not help but my parents refuse to believe that my pain's not curable.. My parents have money but I still hate that they have to spend it on my unknown pain..

Jan 20, 2017 1:51 PM

Youll find a way gal! Lots of people have been suffering for years. Me 25 yrs. We are all still here... i'm not saying its easy.. hugs xxxGx

Jan 20, 2017 1:53 PM

If the PT is good they may be able to show you exercises and stretches that will help relieve and protect your back. If that is the case then that would be a good investment for your future so don't shot it down before you've tried it.
To your parents if it's going to help you in any way then it isn't a waste of money. They probably feel that if it's going to help you in any way then it's worth trying. They also feel that if there's a possibility they can find an answer to your pain then there maybe a possible cure so to them helping you is what's important.

Sending you positive vibes and warm healing hugs xx

Jan 20, 2017 2:40 PM

I highly suggest Myofasical release physical therapy, this type of physical therapy is very different from the normal p.t. Your doctor has sent you to, with physical therapy in a myofasical type you are manual helped to go through the unwinding process, it was developed by John BARNES, he introduced it almost 30 years ago. I would not be alive today if it was not for this, 5 back surgeries later and was still in crazy amounts of pain, this is the only way I truly find any relief!

Jan 20, 2017 2:47 PM

I just researched this and looked on his website. I found someone to do that here and want to do it, but my insurance won't pay for it.

Jan 21, 2017 2:23 AM

Thanks LizZoe I'll look into that!

Jan 26, 2017 5:02 PM

HeyItIsMe, I'm very sorry to hear this. I'm 55 and have suffered from chronic back pain since I was 22, following a car wreck (& I fell from a tall slide flat of my back, knocking me out in 5th grade). I have had fusions in my neck 3x and had many spinal nerve blocks to deal with bulges, stenosis, OA, & DDD. You will have good, bad, & great days, once you find a way to get a handle on the pain. And it may take some time to do so. But don't give up. Do everything you can to maintain mobility & strength. Physical therapy is a great place to start. If you can get seen by an orthopedist and/or pain care specialist it would be helpful. And many people have good results with chiropractic treatment. Sending you hugs love & prayers you get some relief soon! 🙂💕🙏🌸

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