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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
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
Arachnoid Cysts on my spine
I was just told I have arachnoidtion on my lower spine. I will be going to a specialist soon to look into...More
Posted by auntyk
Scaiatic in left lower back travels down left leg
I am new to this. Approximately 4 months ago it all started and now to this point I am seeing a Chiropractor,...More
Posted by carolcat

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Try water therapy
I also have had surgery for L5S1,protruding disc for sciatic pain. Everything was fine for a year. Then the pain came back and the doctor ... More
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