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Severe stiff back pain

Jan 07, 2016 11:28 AM

Tried so many treatments No relief. Daily suffering and agony.

Jan 07, 2016 11:32 AM

When did this start? Where is your pain? Tell us more about yourself...maybe we can help if you need to talk.

Jan 07, 2016 11:40 AM

For last 20 years. Mainly in lower back. Chronic fatigue.I am 56 yes old. Running an Industry pain aggravates when sitting for more time. Tried all anti depressants and anti anxiety meds. Much much more severe since last 30 days. Physiotherapy, hot fermentation, pain killers, massage NO RELIEF. Trying homeopathy. please advise. THANKS.

Jan 07, 2016 12:01 PM

Satish, do you have a regular physician? Have you seen a neurologist? I see that you have tried meds , PT, massage. I use ice packs because once I start experiencing pain, I am most likely inflammed as well, heat makes it so much worse.I know this is stressing you out however, From my experience stress makes it worse! Try deep breathing, relaxation and meditation, try finding a ergonomical office chair, or support pads cushions etc. How are your shoes? That's an important issue as well. Hope this helps.... Sharing with others is important for health and healing...keep us posted and keep talking...someone will say something that you will need to hear! Love and Blessings, Terri

Jan 07, 2016 12:04 PM

Have you figured out whether the pain is neuropathic, muscular or bone related? This will help you find the right medications and treatment! Before my pain spread to my upper back and arms I did yoga daily and it REALLY helped so much more than I thought it did, but all my pain is neuropathic so I'm not sure if you'll get the same results! Now that I can't do yoga I use my oil diffuser to help calm me so the pain doesn't stress my body so much. I hope you find something that helps ease your pain!

Jan 07, 2016 3:59 PM

Have you tried using rice packs these can either be put in microwave for heat, or in the freezer. Use OTC roll on's, or rubs like tiger balm.

Jan 07, 2016 5:01 PM

I have sever debilitating back pain most all of the time, I see a pain management doctor and I have had RFA done and it normally helps for about 4-6 months and let me tell you I live! But this last one gave me problems and I will have to find a new pain doctor because he is unorganized and only fill part of my scripts for my migraines and when the pharmacy faxes them they never send it to them.

Jan 07, 2016 8:55 PM

Welcome Satish! I'm 54 and have had issues with my spine since the 1990's (30's), following multiple accidents, and a fall in 5th grade. I have DDD and DJD and OA of my spine. For many years I could handle the pain with ice, hear, warm showers, stretches, massages, OTC run on ointments, etc.

Over the past several years I developed fibromyalgia, which aggravates nerves through tender points in muscles, tendons, & ligaments. Now my spine is degenerating at a faster pace with osteopenia added. I had cervical fusions on my C4-C7 in the 90's and the discs above & below are bulging, or collapsing, as are many other areas.

I've had 2 full years of epidural steroid injections (ESI's) all down my spine, numbing the nerves. It's worked very will until the past 4-6 months, so I may need to repeat them. Currently I use a Rx ointment called Voltaren gel. I also continue gentle stretches, ice (or rice sacks), heat, and things learned in PT to keep flexibility/mobility. I purchased a coccyx pillow last year that I use in my car or in a hard chair, and it also helps. We replaced our bed mattress with a memory foam type and its been way beneficial! Having the right support/comfort shoes helps a lot, as does an ergonomic chair.

If you haven't seen an orthopedist or neurologist recently, you should go for an evaluation. Disc spaces change with age (OA) and if a disc is compressing nerves it will need addressing. You may benefit from a pain specialist. Hopefully you can try some of our suggestions and find what will help you best. Someone one is on here to give suggestions and support pretty much anytime. Good luck with prayers! πŸ˜·πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Jan 12, 2016 3:07 PM

For stiffness in my back I do Critical Alignment Yoga. Yet this doesn't do anything for my nerve pain. But at least it lessens the pain from stiffness..

Jan 12, 2016 6:23 PM

Shoulder, mid and lower back, ankles, hip, elbow, buttocks, wrists, fingers etc etc.

Jan 13, 2016 10:27 AM

I also have back pain, especially my lower back. That's where flares usually hit. The main thing that helps is aspirin/menthol rub, which burns bad but does a lot.

Jan 13, 2016 7:29 PM

I just did the most amazing core building for chronic pain workout today it was amazing and 8 hours later little pain

Jan 14, 2016 12:48 PM

Have you tried a T. E.N.S unit. I think they are great for back pain. At least it was for mine because it involved nerves. I found a lot of people don't have success with them because they don't understand the concept. You are trying to block the route of the nerve between where you are injured and your brain because your brain can only take so many signals. The signals from the unit block the pain signals. I suggest that a person have a physical therapist show them the best spot to put the electrodes so as to be successful. Best wishes to you on pain relief.

Jan 15, 2016 9:03 AM

I use my T.E.N.S. Unit often.. However, I find that sometimes I have to take it off because it will irritate me more than help. I don't know what that is but I have to keep it on a pulsing setting because the buzzing feels too much like making my fingers and stuff going numb and don't like it. I'd rather the harder pulsing that you can really feel. Almost like a massage. (I have an implanted neurostimulator that I've had revised 5 times but it broke when I fell down the stairs and fractured my neck and broke my arm). I can't get another one because there is so much scar tissue and the pain starts so high up that the implant is actually located at my brain stem and C-1. Wish I could because when it worked, it worked. Oh well.. Such is life.πŸŒ»πŸ™πŸ»

Jan 17, 2016 12:45 PM

Oh my God woke up this morning pain shutting every where head to toe numbness, tingling, throbbing, and my body know when I skipped a day on my bicycle because everything started acting up even the dog.

Jan 17, 2016 1:02 PM

Lol im sorry you hurt leolion but that made me giggle

Jan 17, 2016 6:58 PM

Leolion, I totally understand. My joints seem to stiffen up each time I get still, making me walk like a cowboy thrown from a bronco! 😬 It's this cold moving in. πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•

Jan 17, 2016 7:16 PM

We all suffer from the chronic pain why they can't give us canabus oil

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