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8th level fusion - worse decision of my life
I had an 8 level fusion in November, 2014 and have been house bound ever since and I'm really regretting what...More
Posted by An_258458
extra half formed lumber disk
I have had lower back pain since I was a child but I figured everyone did so I didn't complain. I am 61 now...More
Posted by An_256469
Legal advice on claiming disability status with em...
Are there any good web resources that have recommendations on legal matters for those with back issues...More
Posted by kansascity
Good beds for degenerative disc?
I am looking for a recommendation on a brand of a bed or features for those with (lower back) degenerative...More
Posted by kansascity
What's wrong with me?
I'm 19 years old and have back pain when I lay down. It started so long ago I thought that it was normal...More
Posted by cherrie666pie
Complete Lumbar Fusion
Hello I am new to this group. I recently had L4- S1 spinal fusion. I am having to have the rest of my...More
Posted by timpemberton
Slipped disc in D-Spain
Hello I'm 30 years old female. Last April I got a horrible pain in my back (actually it's not back I felt it...More
Posted by amanda1114
Chronic Back Pain for over a year. Please help!
I fractured my coccyx when I was 3. I am 14 now. About 1 1/2 yrs ago I tripped but did not fall.I had no...More
Posted by thereselittle
getting nowhere with doctors, NSAIDs...
I'm 22 and have had almost constant back pain for about 4 years. I have been to many doctors, specialists, and...More
Posted by stmasc1
Joy how did your appt. go?
Hey Joy how did your new doctor appt. go on Wed. the 23rd? I had been praying the thinking about you.
It is my prayer that you have a Blessed Day in all that you do. ~~~Debbie~~~
Posted by debs_bears
Lower back pain with the same diagnosis
Hi all I recently reinjured my lower back after lifting weights and it's been over 6 weeks and it still has...More
Posted by tbalmer
How to avoid back problems when running??
What is usually best for avoiding back pain when running? I usually wear a back ankle brace, but not really...More
Posted by lhb2278
LIVE CHAT 7/23 at 1pm EDT: Ask Our Experts About M...
Ongoing pain, whether caused by an accident or illness, can have a powerful effect on every aspect of life....More
Posted by atti_editor
L4 L5 TLIF Results
Hello all, just wanted to share my recent experience with TLIF surgery. I am as of this date 11 days post...More
Posted by mrincredibull
Update on my L4 fracture
Hi all I did go see my new Neurosurgeon very nice guy - will go back to him if I need to. Dr. R. said that...More
It is my prayer that you have a Blessed Day in all that you do. ~~~Debbie~~~
Posted by debs_bears
Chronic Pain from L4 L5, and total hip replacement...
Can anyone help with how to deal with chronic pain? THR was a year ago and I have major weakness and chronic...More
Posted by gymrat1000
Hip/Back injured during surgery. How to treat
(sorry, long). Last Friday, 7/11, I had an outpatient surgical procedure done to remove a large lipoma...More
Posted by Anon_54262
L5-S1 Spinal Fusion/Laminectomy 3 years of Pain an...
I had fusion surgery on L5-S1 in Jan '11, a disc was also replaced. I recovered fairly well and went back to...More
Posted by broken47
Ongoing lower back issues each doctor with differe...
I have had years of lower back pain along with it going out repeatedly. For years now I cannot sit at the...More
Posted by eastnc1234
Is swimming advisable with herniated disks?
I have 3 herniated disks in my low back. As long as I do my daily exercises for flexibility and to keep my...More
Posted by misschoochoo
loss of strength in right arm and atrophy in right...
I am a coach and was conducting a basketball practice the other day and went to shoot the basketball and...More
Posted by An_258106
my big toe
I had my L3-S1 fusion in 2007 and since then have done well with minimal problems. I do have numbness in both...More
Posted by dianer01
Spinal Stenosis and Arthritis
I have been to an Orthopedist and had an MRI. I have severe stenosis that has given me problems over the...More
Posted by ismerelda
CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN. DESPERATE!
Hello, I've probably said what's wrong with my back a zillion times but here we go. I've have chronic...More
Posted by faithandlove22
Painkillers with Xeralto?
My husband suffers from continued lower back pain, even after L2-5 fusion, and Medtronic neurostimulator. He...More
Posted by rrgries
Upper back knots from inflamed traps
Hi there! I have been experiencing horrible upper back pain for the last year. It recently just got worse...More
Posted by ashleyallen13
Upper back knots from inflamed traps
Hi there! I have been experiencing horrible upper back pain for the last year. It recently just got worse...More
Posted by ashleyallen13
Chronic back pain and stiffness at night and when ...
I have had chronic pain in my lower back for 10 years, mainly during the night and when I got up in the morning....More
Posted by buzz47

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