• over 1 year ago

    Back Pain

    I have a bulged / herniated L1,L3 and L4... with no insurance right now. My life is horrible, its a constant struggle and I'm only 46. I cant take it much more. Is there any experimental or nothing that I can do....

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  • over 1 year ago

    RE: Back Pain

    Without insurance you are in trouble. there is always a way to get treated. Have you gone to a ER? Not sure what state you live in but most have laws that they must treat you even if you cant pay. Just know ER's don't fix they just treat so a few pills and out the door but maybe they can point you towards some other options. Good luck.
  • over 1 year ago

    RE: Back Pain

    Have you tried physical therapy or steroid injections. This helped me a lot but without insurance it may be expensive.
  • over 1 year ago

    RE: Back Pain

    Try using a TENS Unit (transdermal electronic muscle stimulator). You can get them at CVS. Get the one with 4 pads. They cost around $40. It helped me a lot
  • over 1 year ago

    RE: Back Pain

    Do you not have insurance because you can not work right now or because of the high cost, even under "Obamacare"? If it is because you can not work, you may qualify for Medicaid. If you are working, then as others have recommended try a local emergency room. They can not refuse treatment and you can work out a payment plan with them. There are several OTC products such as the TENs units, rubs, sprays, patches, etc. that could help.

    I pray you find answers and relief soon.

    Blessings,
    -Dave
  • over 1 year ago

    RE: Back Pain

    There are many causes of back pain. If you are sitting on chair long time that can be one of the cause. Actually you should find out what is the causes of back pain. Also you should diagnosis at 1st by a physician then you can get treatment of your back pain. I was a back pain sufferer for long time, my doctor suggest some exercise which was helped me to reduce my back pain. You can try this. I worked long time in that purpose I was sitting on chair long time but my chair was not good. Doctor suggested me to use recliner chair. Then I decided that I should use recliner chair and this website
    http://www.reclinergenie.com/best-recliner-for-back-pain/ help me to get it online. Finally I recommend you that find out the causes and treat for it. Thanks
  • 4 months ago

    RE: Back Pain

    There is no permanent solution for back pain. But you can reduce it by doing exercise, changing your daily habits, correct sitting position, right sleeping position. A few months ago, I was faced extreme pain on my lower back. I went to the doctor; he advised me to do MRI. After doing that, he found a small disk bulge problem on L4-L5 on my spine. He advised me to do some simple back exercise and also advised me to change my sleeping and sitting posture. I work on the computer full time. After his advice, I bought a new recliner chair from this website http://www.chairsadvisor.com/best-recliners-for-back-pain/ . He also suggestted me to sleep on the hard bed and side sleeping. Now, I am almost free from back pain. But still, I am continuing my exercise daily. Thank you.
  • 4 months ago

    RE: Back Pain

    According to Mayo Clinic ( https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/herniated-disk/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354101) , "a very small number of people with herniated disks eventually need surgery." So maybe you don't really need surgery for your herniated disc problem. If you check the site, there are quite a number of pain relief treatments, as well as methods like massage therapy, yoga, acupuncture, and chiropractic that could possibly help manage or treat the problem.

    I am 29 (almost 30) and I currently suffer from lower back pain. The pain is as a result of sleeping on a bad mattress for a very long time. Thankfully, the pain is slowly diminishing as I always exercise, sleep on a better mattress, and even use an inversion table which works really great. Also, always ensure you sleep on a supportive chair at home or the office. Here are some great living room chair recommendations I recently found: https://backcoretherapy.com/best-living-room-chair-back-pain/

    Wishing you best of luck!
  • 3 months ago

    RE: Back Pain

    The least invasive and least expensive in the short term is to apply ice to the affected areas [20 minutes on and 20 minutes off and repeat]. This will help reduce inflammation, thereby relieving you of some of your pain.
      • 1 month ago
        Ice most effective if the injury is fresh, within 48 hrs. post-onset. FYI.
  • 2 months ago

    RE: Back Pain

    If you have chronic back pain and for some reason, you can not get medical attention right now bc health insurance, the first thing would be to change some habits at home. It will help to have a good chair to lie on, but also avoid work such as ironing, instead, you can use a clothes steamer like these ones https://homejockey99.com/best-garment-steamers/ also avoid sweeping the floor and making the beds.
  • 2 months ago

    RE: Back Pain

    Guys, thank you for the answers. I found a lot of useful information here.
  • 1 month ago

    RE: Back Pain

    Find a doc (likely a PT or a DC) who will take the time to do a proper intake (consult) and thoro exam. Should take at least 45, not including your paperwork. Not sure where you live, but try a DC who is a member of the state association. Would not take seriously your diagnoses until I could exam you. I live in SF Bay Area tho could refer you to someone locally via the state assoc. directory if I can';t find someone locally for you. bjrdc@comcast.net
  • 1 month ago

    RE: Back Pain

    Physical therapy is the best. Otherwise, if you're looking for pain relief maybe try hemp oil, it works like magic