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  • 1 day ago

    Lower Back Pain

    I am a 58-year-old female and all I did was bend over slightly to open a dresser drawer and suddenly I felt pain in my lower back. I bend all the time with no problem but today it just popped or ripped or something and now I feel pain mostly when I get up or stand, sitting doesn't seem to cause pain. I am going to alternate cold and hot packs as I read that somewhere, is that a good remedy?
  • 1 day ago

    Back pain

    So, I’ve already been going to pain management for low back pain and neck pain(all in the spine)... but as of recently(last week), i slept on my back funny and now it hurts in my lower back on the right side and it’s hard for me to walk. It’s just to the right of my lower back right around the hip area if that makes sense. It hurts worse than the back pain i was already having. What do you guys think i did? Did i punch a nerve.. is it because I’ve gained a few pounds? Anyone else going through this....
  • 7 days ago

    Chronic Pain

    I am looking for suggestions or info from anyone on pain. I am 57 yrs old and have degenerative disc disease, collapsed discs, scoliosis (recently developed), Rynards Syndrome, Thyroid issues, osteoporosis & osteoarthritis. I’ve had one back surgery & was just told that another surgery would probably not do much for my pain. I’ve been in 3 auto accidents, totaling all 3 vehicles each time. I had to be cut out of 2 of the vehicles with the jaws of life, fracturing my neck in one. None my fault....
  • 7 days ago

    New to Cymbalta

    I was recently prescribed Cymbalta. I've been on 60mg for 3 weeks. I'm experiencing a bad flare up right now. Has anyone had success with Cymbalta?
  • 9 days ago

    Life Devastation

    My life has been nearly completely destroyed due to the government bullying legitimate pain patients. I was cut to less than half of my meds in one month & completely off the next. I have RSD of the right arm and I have been taking medication for about 10 to 12 years. I’ve remained on the same dosage amount for that time because I am young and I knew that there would be a time when I may need a higher dosage. I have never had any dirty urine test or any issues with my doctor but when all of this....
  • 9 days ago

    Chronic Pain

    I too am one of a million people suffering from chronic pain. There has been much in the media about the opiate crisis. Since I am under a pain management doctor's care and take opiates for chronic pain, I am very concerned. The media states how many people are dying each day from opiate overdoses, but I never hear about how many people, under a pain management doctor's care are dying from overdoses. I take my meds as prescribed and I take them for my pain, not to get high. I have been taking....
  • 10 days ago

    Pain management

    I'm looking for a good pain medicine doctor.
  • 11 days ago

    Swelling in neck

    Hello, I’m a 39 year old woman with a history of high blood pressure 189/110 my minimum is 130/95, for the past year where my collarbone is in the middle on both sides swells up to a golf ball size sometimes bigger on both sides every 4-5 minutes and goes away, I’ve done X-ray , ct scan and ultra sound of my neck and nothing shows up and none of the doctors seem to know what’s causing it, any ideas of what I should do? Thank you
  • 12 days ago

    I am dealing with really bad foot pain in both feet

    Back in July of '18, I went through something that left open, extremely painful blisters on the balls of both of my feet. Shortly thereafter, I developed a burning sensation on the entire bottom of both of my feet. As I have gotten tired of the pain, I have started to scrub my feet with a pedegg kind of thing after showers. The pain has moved from my entire feet to where the injuries were on the balls. My feet have been numb, but seem to no longer be numb, and I am seeing the injuries, reappear....
  • Back Pain - Where did you come from?

    I had exploratory knee surgery in November, nothing major was fixed, very minor, should have recovered in two days. Two days after the surgery I started having lower back pain. Went to the doctors, they say it has nothing to do with the surgery. I have been to the chiropractor, massage, primary care, pain management, physical therapy twice. Nothing is helping. It started in my lower back and now has my entire back hurting, including my shoulders and neck. The physical therapist said they couldn't....