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Dec 14, 2016 6:22 PM

What's the best cure for lower back problems.
had slight disc issues in the past, and as my work is physical, i get flare ups if im not careful ;)

Dec 14, 2016 10:49 PM

If you are in the market for surgery And have radicular pain, spinal cord stimulation (Boston Scientific or Nevro) offer good solutions for masking the pain.

Want to stay off opioids which some docs will recommend for flare ups

Dec 14, 2016 10:54 PM

I'm not interested in masking any pain at this stage, as I'm of the belief pain may be there to warn of issues throughout the body that may or may not be improved with natural therapy. If pain is masked, some may do further damage by not acknowledging the symptoms.

Pain could be a signal that you are doing something incorrect, or have weakness in certain areas.

Dec 14, 2016 11:30 PM

Mikey114, if the pain is neither here nor there for you and signals you doing something wrong, why would you be looking for a "cure"? Have you been back to the doctor recently that diagnosed your disc issues? Perhaps they have worsened or you have a completely different issue causing your pain. I would suggest heading back to the doctor and have it checked out so you know or have a better idea of what you're dealing with. There are so many possibilities that without knowing what the problem is, it's hard to give a solution.

Dec 14, 2016 11:38 PM

Everyone should listen to their bodies first and try to somehow improve the situation, as this is a great incentive to further heal oneself naturally, although this may not be the case for many diseases or the like. Doctors can only do so much through masking pain, and this should be the absolute last alternative.

I believe in exercise and looking at one's diet first and foremost, and doctors last, unless the pain is absolutely unbearable - which mine is not.

- finding a solution through strengthening your body and understanding it !

Dec 14, 2016 11:42 PM

Most people here have chronic pain that leaves us bedridden at times and others (such as myself) have a huge list of diseases and syndromes and have had multiple surgeries (30) to try and "fix" the problems. Sometimes doctors can't be last or I wouldn't be able to walk.

Dec 14, 2016 11:49 PM

Yes i understand now alwaysinpain. But even though each of us have vastly different situations, i believe there's always ways at we can improve the situation through strengthening and very good diet programs, even if , ever so slightly .

Dec 14, 2016 11:54 PM

Most here do what they can in regards to working to improve things. Its why this community is so important. It gives a place to share what has or hasn't helped us. Although we are all different and what works for one doesn't always work for others it at least gives us ideas to talk to our medical teams. (whether it's doctors or alternative etc...) there is no right way or wrong way.. Its basically finding "your way" .. What works best for each individual.

Dec 14, 2016 11:59 PM

Hi mimikay, i think you've nailed it with your reply.

I'd like to share my experiences with anyone willing to listen, and hope i can learn from others like yourself. Thank you

Dec 15, 2016 12:07 AM

Sometimes where the pain is located exercise won't help because you can't strengthen that particular area eg nerve pain in the side of the face or some exercises can make the pain worse.
Some conditions even having a very good diet doesn't help especially if there's food allergies or if you have a stomach condition that requires you to have a very basic, non spicy diet due to reflux and indigestion or you have something like Celiac or IBS. In those situations again you need to see the doctor.
Not everything can be "fixed" with diet and exercise. Sure diet and exercise can help and most of us do follow that alongside our medications.
There's also a lot of conditions and illnesses that can't be fixed

Dec 15, 2016 8:13 AM

Mikey114, tell us your story. I am sure there will be many folks here that can relate and may have some of the issues you're dealing with. The one thing in common for ALL of us is the pain. I look forward to learning what your story is that brought you here.😊

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