I not use to this sort of thing. I have been suffering with back pain and haven't been able to work for about 18 months now and it seem to me know matter what I do the pain just keeps on getting worse.
I really empathize with you. Back pain is really awful. It is right up there with the terrible things to suffer. I am dealing with that as well I have a number of medical issues but my back problems are pretty bad. But it seems the problems you are having are worse than mine right now. I seem to have mine manageable. The thing I hate about back pain is not only that it hurts so much but that it also makes you agitated. I don't know if you feel the same way. But there were so many times that the pain was so bad and hurt in such a way that I just wanted to punch a wall. All I encourage you to do is look into the physical therapy part. It can really put off future disability if avoidable. Sometimes they say if you can push through some exercise, you can put yourself back on to the road to recovery. That is with some kinds of back pain. I don't know yours. I hope you can get your pain under control. I hope it is a little less today.
They don't know what is up with my back they have just put it down as chronic pain and I have tried phiso and unfortunately had no luck with it. All I know is my muscles are always like rocks and they keep swelling up.
I know what that is like. I have had that happen to me when my back was at its worse. The things that really helped me with my back is a T.E.N.S unit with a neuromuscular aspect to it. It is a special feature on the Tens unit that softens up the surrounding muscles. It helped me tremendously. Then I would keep my Tens unit on to block the intense pain. It helped. I find that a lot of people have tried them and they say they find they don't work but in listening to them, I can tell they don't know how to use them. If you have found it unsuccessful, let me know and I can ask you if you knew a couple aspects of the Tens unit that are very important to know. Also, another thing that really helped my back pain significantly was what I think they called denervation. Where they go into your back and locate the nerves that are causing you all the pain and they burn them. It reduced my pain by 40%. I was able to sit where I was not able to for more then an hour at a time. But I just thought I would pass along some things that helped me. I realize not every patient is alike. I just thought if you haven't heard of it, it may be worth looking into. Sometimes procedures are not offered in our areA if the hospital is not very big. We might have to travel further. I hope my information helps. Best wishes for less pain today.
Do you have any kind of health insurance? Disability benefits or anything that can help you cover the cost? Profiler mentioned a tens unit. They work wonders if done correctly as profiler pointed out. I had a fusion at l-4/5 in 2002.I had an MRI done 2 months ago because the pain was worsening and radiating to my left hip and iliac crest. One of the nerve roots is actually in contact with the spacer they put in. I also have another disc at l-3/4 that is herniated and compressing my spinal cord. Since I have Medicaid, it takes forever to get in to see a specialist. In the meantime, I purchased an Icy Hot brand tens unit for the back. It works wonders for scrambling the pain signals from my back to my brain. It's temporary relief, but some relief is better than none. I hope knowing that others are out there who feel like you do, brings you some comfort in knowing you are not alone and there is always someone here to talk with when you need to.
Hello my name is mustang1 seems like it never stops constant. Waiting on disability. My Dr. will not give me a disable status. They need to revisit policies and regulations. I can't get a break. Between pain and all the meds it is killing me inside. Thank you for listening.
Mustang1, I'm sorry you're hurting so badly. My spine pain started in 1991 and I've had 2 neck surgeries already. My current Ortho surgeon says we are at the doorway to #3 in my neck, and he hasn't even looked at my thoracic or lumbar issues yet. Many docs will not assign a "disability" label because they aren't trained to test what meets the qualification guidelines. I'm no longer able to work because of multiple other medical problems, besides the spine. Have you seen an orthopedist, neurologist, or pain specialist, to see if they can find some way of giving you some relief? My passion specialist was able to stop daily cervicogenic headaches & sciatic pain from 2013 to the Fall of 2015. Now both are slowly returning. Sending hugs & prayers you can get some help to relieve some pain. 🙂💕🙏🌼
Hello all, thought I would join the back pain thread here. I have constant back nerve pain from compressed nerve in spine.today was a no walking day. Every time I get up it I like a flaming sword is twisting from my sacrum up into hips and middle of back. Even hurts in the bones if I sit against a chair. So many things are going on with me, too many to name. I feel for you all and dearly wish you can find some measure of peace with your body, or even a little less of the ferocious pain. I had no degree of release of pain with TENS and massage was torture. The really heavy nearly full back sized heated pad was the only Good thing about that part of PT. Flappys, what exactly is a Passion specialist??? Lol