A.D. asks from Coppell, TX on October 15, 2010
Back Pain - Coppell,TX
I have been having back pain for more than a yr now. It gets bad at night time and my back gets very stiff. It all over the back - upper, middle and lower back. I saw chiropractor for 3 months, it didn't help. I have been taking pain killers but that makes me very drowsy.
I am overweight. I lost and gained back 20 pounds last year. I did blood work, but other than high cholestrol nothing was found.
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Thanks a lot for overwhelming response. I had MRI done and nothing came out in that as well. I have flat feet and I wear flat shoes all days. I will look into getting some nice shoes with support, start supplements, try to lose some weight. Hopefully that would help.
A.F. answers from Dallas on October 16, 2010
Mom D, I had suffered with back pain for 6 years after I had my daughter. Did not want to do the pain killer so lived in pain and to make it worest also severe migrane headache. I found a nutritional supplements that has helped me and I have been pain free for 11 years. If you are open to nutritional supplements, I will be happy to share information with you.
Wishing you to be pain free.
G.T. answers from Modesto on October 15, 2010
Ask your doc to give you an mri... that's how I discovered my problems that I'm currently dealing with. The MRI is the starting point if there is something going on in there.
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B.R. answers from Naples on October 15, 2010
I suffered from lower back pain and hip pain for what seemed like forever. Tylenol, etc.. prescription pain pills nothing was touching it. My best friend was over for the weekend and saw me hobbling around in the morning. She gave me a handful of her glucosamine and then sent me a care package. I swear....... two weeks of taking it religiously, and mixing the powder in my water bottle too - and one day I was ....."hey - my back doesn't hurt". I try to take it regularly - but when I get lazy and busy and forget after a week or two I notice the familiar ache again.....take the glucosamine and in a couple of days Viola! good as a 46 year old body can feel anymore.
(My friend is an Amway dealer - so it was Amway products that she sent me)
S.O. answers from Amarillo on October 18, 2010
Ask your doctor to get tested for Ankylosing Spondylitis (HLA-B27 Test). It is a form of arthritis that primarily affects the spine.
S.B. answers from Topeka on October 15, 2010
Alot of times pain can be due to being overweight. I have heard alot of people who say their pain disappeared once they lost the weight. Maybe stretching exercises would help the pain. I also suggest joining a gym that has cardio in the water. It is very gentle on your joints and would be very theraputic as well as beneficial for your health.
S.M. answers from Dallas on October 16, 2010
try Airrosti therapy... it WORKS!!! it is for soft tissue injuries, it will help! it is fairly new but you will have amazing results, you will notice a difference after your first appointment. I saw Dr Smith, in Keller and I went in bent over couldn't stand up at all and came out walking tall, I used three treatments, in a week and a half and I no longer have any problems.
L.I. answers from Dallas on October 16, 2010
I had similar problems for quite a long time. They said it was all muscular. I tried traditional physical therapy and then I tried aqua therapy, which was great and something I continue on my own - walking in the water, doing weights in the water, etc. It builds your muscles without the pain. I would have your doc refer you to a center that does aqua therapy for an evaluation. I used the Finley Ewing Center at Presbyterian D. - it was excellent. Good luck!
S.E. answers from Dallas on October 16, 2010
B.K. answers from San Francisco on October 15, 2010
Like I said with the other poster about back pain, I view pain in holistic terms.I believe that pain stems from an emotion.
I see an osteopath for the pain which I find great.
As for the emotional side,I 'll fill you in just in case you want to look at it from a different angle.
Lower back pain is linked to money stresses.
Middle linked to carrying some guilt.
Shoulders,feeling like you have too much responsibility in life.
Left side is the past and male energy.
Right side is future and female energy
Try to focus on these separately and let go of any stresses that you might have.
Best of luck