First of all, I hope I am in the correct place. I have battled lower back pain for approx. 10 years. It has gradually gotten worse. But, about one and half years ago I began to have another pain. It happens when I sit down or lie down or sometimes when I turn over in bed. It begins at the base of my spine and travels up to my neck and back of head while also going around to my abdomen/chest. It is a pounding pain that takes my breath away. It feels like something is squeezing my ribs and heart areas. Thank God it does not last but at the most a few minutes and it does not happen every time I sit/lie down. But it is a horrible pain. I have already been diagnosed with very mild scoliosis (had it since I was a child), osteoarthritis, bulging discs, bone spurs, ddd, and that is all I remember right now. My pain dr. does not seem concerned. But, my husband says it is like my pleas are not registering with her. I do not know what I should do. No one seems to have heard of anything like this before. My usual back pain is bad enough to deal with day to day but this is too much. Has anyone ever experienced anything like this or knows someone who has? Any suggestions on what kind of dr. I should see? Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated!!! Thank you!View Thread
Yes, I used this before we moved to a different area and my new pain dr. is not willing to prescribe that. But, if you cannot get relief from other strong meds, try it. It helped me. I would go back to it in a heartbeat right now!!!! I had no problems with it. Now you can even get coverings for them so that they will not come off in the heat of summer or during your shower. I hope you find relief SOON!!!View Thread
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