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iliveinpain - July 10

Anyone else have really bad lower back pain. I could barely walk today! What to do? Am I really going to have to wind up in a wheel chair, I'm only 55 years old??! :(


Noca - July 10

My lower back really kills more than any other part of my body. Enough Dilaudid can take the edge off the pain and make me not care about it. Don't get me wrong, the rest of this body of mine still hurts just my lower back is the worst it seems lately. I'm 24 yrs old.

My suggestion is to get the best gel inserts you can buy and put them in your shoes. This helps alleviate any pain caused by walking to your lower back.


iliveinpain - July 10

Thanks Noca, that's worth a try. Sorry you're having to deal with this at such a young age. However, when I look back to when I was your age, I already had all kinds of problems, aches, pains, migraines, pain in my side sometimes that I'd have to just lie down on a heating pad cause it hurt to breathe. I guess that was just the start of it eh? Sucks!


Noca - July 10

Yeah another suggestion I really recommend is Thermacare heat wraps. Just put one of those babies on your back and let it melt away your pain. Though not the greatest idea for the summer, great for the rest of the year though.


Fantod - July 10

I have degenrative disc disease and am quite familiar with lower back pain. Ask your doctor about the Flector Pain Patch. This is a non narcotic pain patch that only works where it is applied. It will not make you loopy. It works extremely well and is a Godsend when my back goes crazy.

Also, I agree with Noca about the Thermacare heat patches. They are good but I use the ones made by Playtex for period relief. They are a lot thinner and more comfortable to wear.

I hope that your back is feeling better by the time you read this. Take care.


Noca - July 10

My pain today has moved from my lower back to my neck/shoulders for no apparent reason. Today on the pain menu is fiery pain.



My lower back is the most painful part of my body as well. I use BIOFREEZE (you can find this at a physical therapy office and some pain management places). It is rather expensive but works well. I have also try the Therma patches too and they help.
So, the answer is you are not alone. I am 28 and have had the severe back pain for over 3 years. It sucks!
Hang in there!


norvalr - July 12

Have you tried alternative treatment like EFT and/or the Emotion Code?


goddessgurl - July 17

My suggestion is to go find a good massage therapist ask them to order you the large heating pad that they use on their tables.. it has a timer and you can adjust your heat.. it covers your whole back and is heavier and large to cover your whole back so it will cover your upper middle and low back for pain.. they are between 70 to 125 dollars. well worth the money.. i live on mine when the fibro kicks in usually when it rains or weather changes and fibro kicks in. i know i have over 15 bulging disks (they stopped counting at 15) degenerative disk disease, and facet disease of the back along with fibro and other issues. This is the only thing that has helped me get through my worse times.


iliveinpain - July 18

I also notice when my lower back gets really painful, the pain will radiate down my butt, thighs and abdomen. Anyone else?


mimosette - August 12

Fantod, the Flector pain patch....does it put off heat like the thermacares ? It's way too hot here for heat patches! How well do they stick when you sweat ?


Fantod - August 12

No, this patch has medication - no heat. I've used them in the summer when it is hot and sticky. They seem to stay in place reasonably well. Take care.


cokama - August 16

i know exactly how you feel i am having the same problem and seems to get a lot worse at night...i went to the dr and all i got told was to do situps as i had a baby 4months ago and it my "jelly belly" that contributing to my sore back :(


jrzgirl1 - August 17

I know how you feel. I have degeretive bone disease, 3 herniated discs(Lower back) I recently had x-rays taken, ordered by my Reumatologist, results are arthritis in both hips and lower spine and many bone spurs up my entire spine.Itake Darvocet and that is it,I cannot take Lyrica or any drugs with sulfur in it,Ido use a calcium spray at night, I also have fibro,RSD,myofacial pain, raynauds (and the kitchen sink) the pain is getting worse quickly, my ribs and chest hurt and I have had headaches almost every day since July 2nd. I am tired of being sick and tired. My insurance will NOT cover Massage therapy and they said they might cover water therapy if done with a licensed PT, there are none where I live. I pray that you will feel better. My Dr did give me a script for pain patches but after insurance the cost is $400.00 we do not have that kind of money. Our house is up for sale,not by choice, we live on my husbands social security and unemployment(when that runs out we will lose our house, my daughter is going through a divorce so ther is sooooooo much stress in my life.I also have bone spurs on the bottom of my left foot.


Stacey373 - August 19

I've been having a lot of lower back problems lately. My right leg, knee, and ankle are also hurting super bad and it has gotten to the point I can't even sleep because it all aches so much.

The other day I was rubbing my knee down to my ankle and even my foot to try to relieve some of the pain. I suddenly hit this one spot on the side of my foot that sent shooting pain up into my knee and then on the back of my leg up into my lower back. I have a lot of problems with "knots" all over my body and the pain associated with it. But this was very surprising to push on a spot in my foot and have it shoot pain all the way into my back.

Anyways....just thought I would share this...maybe some of you are also having these same problems and might be able to relieve some of the pain by massaging your feet. I've been rubbing my feet every day and even though I'm still having alot of pain in my is helping to relieve my leg and knee from aching so much.

Take Care Everyone, Stacey :o)



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