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Jun 14, 2017 11:58 AM

Hey everyone, I just downloaded the app and thought I'd see if there are any equestrians out there? Or any other competitive athletes whip understand what it's like to have chronic pain while competing at national and international levels?

I've been through lots of fun stuff like concussion, post concussion (and the permanant repercussions of this), tmj, chronic back pain and hypermobility in L4 and L3 vertebrae.

I would be happy to help out anyone going through concussion, it's now been about 6 years since I had my five consecutive concussions which gave me post concussion, permanent brain damage, and a few mental health disorders. I know it's super hard to get through and I want to offer myself to anyone going through concussion.

I'm currently on a waiting list for prolotherapy for my L4, which is hypermobile and causing severe localised pain when standing and complete leg numbness when sitting. This has been a long time coming but is gradually getting much much worse and if anyone has anything similar if love to hear some advice. I am either in severe pain or completely numb 24/7.

Anyone here have experience with prolotherapy? Would love to hear it! I've only ever utilized an osteopath for my pain before so this will be new to me!

Thanks everyone!

Jun 14, 2017 12:42 PM

Welcome to the community Briianna. It is very supporting. I hope you find what you're looking for.

Jun 14, 2017 6:23 PM

Hi Briiana. Welcome to a great and supportive group. Although I do not have the same medical issues, I use to be very athletic (ran 2 5k competitive races a month, Crossfit, etc) but cannot do it now. It's very difficult mentally and that I can understand. I hope you find someone who can help you out here with similar issues. I also think there is a way to search that on this app...but I'm fairly new too and not sure how to do it. I wish you the best. You're in a great place here.

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