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  • 2 months ago

    RE: ChronicLowBackPAIN

    change ur 'tude dud negitivity makes u hurt more sorry but it is true google it
  • 2 months ago

    RE: ChronicLowBackPAIN

    Look into the book by this doctor, Peter Abaci, MD.He is a pain suffer and a pain specialist. He tells of his journey what he has done & does to manage is pain. One of the hardest facts we have to accept is that we will always be in pain. All we can do is lessen it a bit. Life is pain, living is taking control of it.
  • 1 month ago

    RE: ChronicLowBackPAIN

    I am sorry you have been suffering for so long. I have failed back surgery syndrome, so lots of neuropathic pain for the past 18 months. What has helped the most is ACT therapy--Acceptance and Commitment therapy for chronic pain--I see someone who is part of a chronic pain psychotherapy group. Mindfulness meditation is part of that. Exercises in a warm therapy pool have helped me get moving again (I have a long way to go), and acupuncture gives some short-term relief. I can't sit comfortably without an ice pack or heating pad or a special cushion that works well on a hard surface. No "squishy" chairs for me. I do take pain meds (but just takes the edge off) and buspirone, but am weaning off gabapentin because of side effects. I find that the more I can stay involved in my church and in anything creative (cooking takes my mind off the pain), the better I feel. I listen to audiobooks a lot. I walk outdoors, even when the pain is really bad. I don't know if I will be saying this five years from now, but I take it one day at a time (and I have a couple of relatives who will listen to me when it gets unbearable). The only things that pain management doctors can offer is medication or a spinal cord stimulator implant and I am not up to having more surgery. I hope you find a better way to live with your pain and that you find something that helps. It does get really exhausting.
      • 1 month ago
        I will be having a stimulator surgery this year. You DO know they can put it in on a temp basis as an outpatient to have a one week trial to see if it helps you? My dr. says 85% of patients ARE helped & most can reduce, if not eliminate their meds. If it doesn't help, then they don't go through with the permanent implant & just remove it. They've also gotten much smaller over last 3 years!
      • 1 month ago
        My PC doctor said to wait, because the the technology keeps improving. My PT says that his patients have not had long lasting relief, but others say yes. I am trying an Alpha-Stim unit, which is external. I had such a terrible time with scar tissue that I don't want to anyone going near my spine surgically anymore. And the limitations on movement after surgery would be a major setback for me. Everyone is different. I wish you the best with yours. Have you had the temp one yet?
      • 1 month ago
        I've heard great things about the spinal cord stimulator for failed back surgery. Maybe soon you will be up for it. it did not look too invasive or debilitating.
  • 1 month ago

    RE: ChronicLowBackPAIN

    Read this book. It really helped me.

    https://smile.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&;field-keywords=dr+craig+koehler+
  • 1 month ago

    RE: ChronicLowBackPAIN

    After 15 yrs of severe pain, I wd recommend getting a 2nd or 3rd opinion on surgery. Almost everyone can benefit from one of the many minimally invasive surgeries such as facet joint blocks, epidural, or neuratomies, which have been the most help to me.. the nerves are severed, reducing pain until they grow back together & surgery can be repeated again when needed. Best of luck!
      • 1 month ago
        sorry but studies have shown that these procedures do not work and are harmful in the long run the injections greatly increase the risk of getting a staff infection
  • 1 month ago

    RE: ChronicLowBackPAIN

    Yep, sometimes it is hard to "just live with it". Like some others said, one day at a time and if you are having a bad day don't feel bad if you have to put off chores or visiting friends/family. My sciatica pain has been very painful for the past week (and I have horrible arthritis in my jaw joints) and I had committed to putting on a big pancake (eggs, sausage, etc etc) breakfast for memorial day and I think I'll stay in bed the rest of the week. Sometimes we need to step back and take care of ourselves instead of living life like normal people.
  • 1 month ago

    RE: ChronicLowBackPAIN

    I am also in your situation. Late last year my neurologist discovered I had a 1 1/4" left leg discrepancy. So I am using shoe lifts. My right SI joint is shot but I find certain stretches and yoga positions help. I have also purchased an inversion machine which the neurologist is eager to see if it helps stop the progression as I have scoliosis and some arthritis as well in my lower back. I know it is hard but stay as active as you can and a positive attitude greatly helps. Also keep researching for answers. Don't give up!!!
  • 1 month ago

    RE: ChronicLowBackPAIN

    I've tried inversion table http://inversiontablereviewsblog.com/best-inversion-table-reviews/ therapy to as above and it can work to give temporary back pain relief for some, but you should always contact your doctor first.