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  • 5 days ago

    What is going on with my wrists?

    (Actual question in paragraph 2) As an overview, I've added some of my other joint related issues (if they could some how be related): - Nine times out of ten, when I move my neck at all it cracks to the point where I must crack it constantly to avoid my stiff neck. (It cracks so much I've genuinely been asked if I just broke my neck) - In general, my knuckles, knees, elbows, shoulders, etc. are very stiff and will sometimes have dull pain until I manage to crack them - Stiff and tense back....
  • 5 days ago

    chronic back pain

    chronic back pain for the past 15 yrs with every conceivable treatment experienced. the only thing that seems to help is hydrocodone, taken very sparingly. even pain management doctors don't want to prescribe it, they treat you like you are an addict. they prefer to keep giving you the steroid injections near the spine even though these have not been effective, but they are, however, much more profitable for the clinic. now trying cbd oil, they just legalized medical in mo. they expect it to....
  • Back back back it up!!!

    Why don't sometimes have lower back pain when I sleep? It only happens when I sleep and it only happens every so often. How did I get this lower back pain? Did I pull a muscle?
  • 15 days ago

    RX Muscle Relaxers

    Does anyone know which prescription muscle relaxers help the best?
  • Sciatica Pain

    About 3 months ago my wife awoke to a great deal of pain due to sciatica. She just had a 2nd spinal shot which did not do much. We are beginning to explore both laser surgery, stem cell replacement and other means - don't want to do fusion. We live in southeast Tennessee (near Georgia border). Do you have any insights and recommendations?
  • 27 days ago

    cervical radiculopathy? (pinched nerve neck?)

    Question: I was hoping to see if anyone else had an issue like mine. I can't find anywhere online where someone pinched a nerve in their neck without knowing how it happened. Could I have pinched a nerve in my neck without realizing it in my sleep? It also affects both sides. I have more details below but I just wanted to see if this seems likely or not. Details: I am a 33 Year old male, 5'11", Crohn's which is under control, I have benign fasciculation syndrome (15 years, symptoms....
  • 1 month ago

    Fractured vertebrae and slipped disc

    Hi. I’m 20 years old and was a very active athlete before my injury. I play softball and powerlift. I dove for a ball and on impact I fractured 2 vertebrae’s, my L4 and L5, and slipped 2 discs. My fracture was pressing into my siatic nerve resulting in numbness down both legs, feet and in spine. Also, intense pain in both legs. I received one epidural injection for my right side, however 4 weeks after the symptoms came back. Softball is my life, I don’t know what I would do without it. I don’t want....
  • 1 month ago

    Clueless to the next step.. (Neck, back, pelvis)

    Question: Is there any golden answer to herniated disks along with injuries from the past? I have 1 herniated disc in the middle of my neck along with 3 other herniated disks in my back (upper and lower) and they said another is edging out so I'll be up to 5 total. I know to talk to doctors but it's always nice to understand what's happening in order to hold back when needed to. I fractured 1vertebra, few ribs, lacerations galore and 3 fractures in my pelvis. Physically, I am allergic....
  • 1 month ago


    Hi there, I had a microdiscectomy 5 years ago to remove a herniated disk in my lower back. Before the surgery I was in immense pain and could not walk. Since the surgery I have had numbness in my left foot and leg where the sciatic pain was. Is it normal for the numbness to remain? My ankle is also slightly swollen, is that normal? More recently I have had numbness and swelling in my left arm and an MRI found that I had moderate right paracentral disc profusion at T2/3 but no neural compression,....
  • 1 month ago

    1 in 12 in U.S. Lives With Intrusive Chronic Pain

    Of the 50 million Americans living with chronic pain, the pain is so bad for 20 million that it keeps them from doing the daily activities of life, researchers say. Read more: We want to hear from you. How does chronic pain affect your life?