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back n pelvic pain-hard 2 walk
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nburnett5 - August 31

Hi everyone, Haven't been on the forum for a long while. For a while there, I was doing pretty well. Working out at the gym again, eating right, taking all of my supplementals. Occasional set backs, neck, shoulders (stress related) of course. But OMG, what is going on with this back. The lower lumbar and the muscles on either side. Its been 4 weeks now and some days are better than others. But the past few days, I havent been able to walk straight up. I continue to go to the gym and walk on the tread and stretch as carefully as possible. But even that is coming to a halt. Is anyone going through this or has gone through it, and do you think it"s fibro related? Im looking to go to a chiro that deals with fibro patients, to see if he can help.
Thanks anyone.


Fantod - August 31

Hello - I have extreme low back pain as well. It also extends into my hips and greatly reduces my ability to stand or walk for any length of time. Have you been evaluated for any other cause than FMS? My problem is actually a combination of FMS, bursitis, osteoarthitis and spinal degenerative disc disease. It sure isn't much fun. I would suggest you see an othopedic specialist first to be sure nothing else is causing some of your pain. I found an osteopath in my area (Detroit) that specializes in back pain. He uses accupuncture as well as manipulation to treat me. Although this is a new treatment for me, it has been more effective than I expected. You might also try the Flector pain patch. The information on Flector is under another recent post on this board. Take care.


nburnett5 - September 1

thank you so much fantod. that doesnt sound like fun. hang in there. I do have 3 bulging disks in my spine but not that low. i still wonder.


Fantod - September 1

I would definitely get the disc problem reelvaluated to see if that is affecting your ability to walk etc. They don't have to be in the lower lumbar area to cause significant problems. You should probably have an MRI to see exactly what is going on. I would suspect the muscles on either side are reacting to the changes in the discs. Part of the pain I experience in my legs emanates directly from my diseased discs. It extends right into my feet at times and can be quite severe. By the way, I wanted to commend you for your commitment to exercise and stretching. You set a good example for the rest of us. Take care and let us know how you are doing.



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