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Hi I am new to this site, i am a 43 year old mother of three who has had fibromyalgia and chronic back pain for several years. I am a very active person who works out quite a lot, my main focus is running but i seem to be having one hot spot in my spinal area that is painful after every run. I guess my main reason for joining this site is to see if i can find advice on how to deal with my pain and push through instead of quit. I am going to be visiting a rehab center that offers myofascial release before my first race this year. I am praying this helps me. If anyone has good advice, please send it my way.

Thanks guys! Hope i can help with questions too as time goes by.



  • Have you had any medical tests to determine why you are having chronic back pain? Once you have a diagnosis there is alot of information on this site that can help with better understanding certain conditions.

    Take care.
  • alexhurtingaalexhurting Posts: 1,991
    edited 01/16/2013 - 3:38 AM
    With some luck its nothing serious, You seem to be on the right track with the myofacial releise treatments ,
    Posibly some slight traction take gravity off the disc and combo of alternative measures will hopefuly keep you in less pain and keep you on your feet and runing,

    If you feel it might be more serious spine specialist will probably want to see an mri if you never had one done !

    Good luck,
    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
  • I am a reformed marathoner, reformed not by choice but desire to push off surgery. I went to a chiropractor weekly during the work up for the last marthon I did just trying to make it through. About mile 16 my back was killing me and i should have stopped but having never not finished a race I wasn't about to start. I waited several months before seeing my primary care thinking I just over did it. MRI results came back and the first thing my primary care dr said to me was your running days are over if you want to prevent further damage. The pounding put on our spines from running even on treadmills is significant.
    Really hope your problem is muscular and not something more serious.
    laminectomy c4/c5 2008, ACDF c4-c7 Jan 20 2014 sched
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