How Many Of You Have Back Pain?
Posted 16 January 2007 - 08:44 AM
Posted 16 January 2007 - 08:54 AM
Posted 16 January 2007 - 10:32 AM
Take care, Everyone.
Posted 16 January 2007 - 10:51 AM
There are so many different reasons for back pain, and I wondered if you've ever had any x-rays, CT scan, or an MRI. My chiropractor was the one that discovered that part of the cause of my back pain was OA--this was in 1985--and it's a tricky balance of movement, rest, heat, and meds to keep the pain at bay. I was also born with small spinal abnormalities which worsened everything, so that's the rest of the problem. There's part of the pain that won't be touched by any of the "stronger" meds, and just an OTC anti-inflammatory quite often helps considerably more, and you can ask your general practitioner for more suggestions. If you've never had your back thoroughly examined, please do! I'm sorry you have to endure this since it can be more than maddening, and hope that some relief comes soon.
Best wishes to you,
Posted 16 January 2007 - 11:23 AM
Sorry to hear about your back pain. It's a daily issue with me. It's been hard to decide if it's connected to my disease or a "mechanical back" as my rheumatologist calls it. I find that the more active I am the better. Sitting is the worst! Start walking as much as you can and make sure it's not on too much of an incline. Also massage, acupuncture and chiropractic therapy really helps me. Also having a good bed is important.
Hope you get relief soon.
Posted 16 January 2007 - 01:28 PM
Posted 16 January 2007 - 01:29 PM
Posted 16 January 2007 - 10:57 PM
My rheumatologist doesn't really focus much on the back or neck pain. I have been seeing a chiro for years which has helped. I finnaly had a lower back X-ray last year and it showed degenerative disc and facet disease in four spots, in other words arthritis. It's funny how the chiro didn't pick it up.
So with that diagnoses I now know what activities to avoid, ie running (ouch) crouching, walking on uneven surfaces and some yoga poses.
As it has been explained to me, Sclero affects the connective tissues, and these tissues such as ligaments and tendons hold our spine together. So weaknesses in these tissues means problems in our spine. It makes sense to me.
Sitting is impossible for long periods, but on some days so is walking. I am slowly learning what movements I can and can't do, but we gotta move.
Posted 17 January 2007 - 04:21 AM
I didn't realize I had two messages go through, I thought one went away into space.
Posted 17 January 2007 - 04:24 AM
Posted 17 January 2007 - 06:33 AM
Thanks again , Katherine