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berniepbberniep Posts: 7
edited 03/15/2013 - 10:09 AM in Lower Back Pain
Im39years old male i hurted my back in 1991 i went to droctors they say there is nothing wrong but i sit my lower back hurts i have to move around. i sleep for 4 hours of the nite. i took all kinds of pills nothing helps, my wounderful girlfriend said why dont i try wearing high heels and i did ive been wearing heels for over a year. they were hard to get use to themat frist but now i wear them every day when im at home. we go to the city i dress up as a women walk the mall go for a bite to eat i feel good, when i wear runners or work boots im in pain. why does high heels help. YES IM A MALE WEARING HIGH HEELS AND CLOTHING and the pain goes from my lower back goes to my knees then feet shoulders and back and forth im getting tired of this pain


  • AllMetalAAllMetal Posts: 1,189
    edited 03/15/2013 - 11:37 AM
    I agree with keytan, I'd see a spine specialist and explain that the high heals are helping and maybe that info can lead them to figure out what is actually wrong. But in the mean time, if the heals are truly helping with the pain, I'd wear them everywhere until I could get some answers.
    33yo mom of two. My surgical history...preadolescence scoliosis, kyphosis, and a hot mess.... 5 spine surgeries and lots of items added I wasn't born with (titanium, peek, surgical steel). Guess cremation is out. TSA loves me.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,859
    were completely accurate. Any spine doctor will tell you that high heels about the worse thing you could wear.
    Thats why thousands of women with back problems never come across heels anymore.

    I couldn't care less how you dress, thats up to you....

    But, after reading this thread, if you do not have a serious objective with this or if you are just playing with people, I will read carefully. I never tolerate anyone that comes here to just play games.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • There are sometimes rarely conditions such as stress fractures of something called the pars interarticularis that can sometimes cause pain that is relived by walking with the sine hyper-extended as with heels. We see this in young sportspeople who play a sport called cricket in the British colonies.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,859
    defect can lead to a condition called spondylolysis.

    The Pars interarticularis many times is seen in youth athletes, especially those in specific repetitive sport activities.

    snipet from drlumbago site

    "injury to the spinal bones (auto accident, fall from great height, crushing injury) or small repetitive injury (repetitious heavy lifting, sports, overweight, wearing high heels, etc).""

    Reading through all types of spinal conditions, causes and treatments, I have never come across any document that validated the wearing of high heels (or as you described sine hyper-extended shoes) as a treatment for pars interarticularis.

    Do you have any pointers to sites/documents/etc that can help validate your statements. I only say that because everything I have read is to the opposite, so if there is evidence to the contrary, I wold like to pass it on to the appropriate medical staff.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • While heels may temporarily relieve the pain you are experiencing when not wearing the heels, it isn't addressing the real issue you have.

    Is there a reason you are not exploring something that could resolve things for you? 1991 is a very long time ago in medical terms. Perhaps it is time to revisit the issue - and perhaps with different doctors than you previously saw.

    I am guessing that while wearing heels may relieve this problem, long-term wearing of the heels may cause other issues.

    Just a thought.
    10/26/2012 ACDF C3/4 C4/5 surgery
    No pain; no pain meds - thank goodness!
    04/01/2013 - 5 months + 1 week - FUSED
    Doing some physical therapy for even better range of motion
  • Ive seen all of the doctors im going to saskatoon april 3/2012 i have mri that day. after i see the doctor ill see what they say, my dad has the same trouble they told him and now me that im playing games there isnt anything wrong with u. then tell me why am i in pain everyday.
  • \answer me this one, my girlfriend has a limp she has had it all her life and when she wears runners you can notice her limp more than when she wears heels why is that??? you don;t notice her limp very much with the heels on. she has seen doctors and they say there is no cure for her limp
  • KristenKKristen Posts: 26
    edited 03/16/2013 - 1:33 PM
    Hey bernie, try taking the heels off.......Just saying.....Do you hear yourself in that post. You say u get relief from heels every day, then at the bottom you say your in pain every day. Cmon...try a new Dr, and not Ortho or Neuro either..
  • berniepbberniep Posts: 7
    edited 03/16/2013 - 6:27 PM
    yes when i wear high heels i have no pain in my back but when i take the heels of im in pain withinhalf hour. i will be sleeping for 4 hours but when i wear heels all day i can sleep for 8 hours. xxxxxxx

    Post edited to remove offensive language , which is a formal violation
  • alexhurtingaalexhurting Posts: 1,991
    edited 03/19/2013 - 3:48 AM
    Lol. Sounds like something I would of posted as a joke, High heels for back pain cure lol.
    If you have a slipped vertebrae it should show up on an MRI , So if wearing high heels as you say which would shift the posture in to a different position would be the only way to explain it helps and you have no pain while wearing them,

    You have 2 options, Find a good dr that can fix it, Or wear high heels for the rest of your natural life ,
    What about a wonder bra ? I heard that works wonders. Lol

    I have made jokes on this site about cross dressing and wearing high heels and all, But just about everyone knows I am not serious and is simply a joke, Because there is no man that I know who can actually walk in woman's high heels without falling on there ass before even making it out of the house ,

    So good try. Lol. It's good for a laugh at least , It's always a good brain tester to see what people are willing to believe on spine health, Keeps us on our toes, Or high heels as you call it !

    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
  • FrancineSFFFrancineSF Posts: 318
    edited 03/19/2013 - 2:25 PM
    Hi there, Alex:

    Not sure where you live, but living here in the SF Bay Area, it is pretty common to see men cross-dressing and wearing heels -- really high heels and walking down the street. Heck, they wear higher heels than I would even consider.

    So, don't kid yourself to think that a man couldn't pull it off. There's a whole world out there of men wearing heels -- some probably don't leave their home and plenty now have the freedom to do so.
    10/26/2012 ACDF C3/4 C4/5 surgery
    No pain; no pain meds - thank goodness!
    04/01/2013 - 5 months + 1 week - FUSED
    Doing some physical therapy for even better range of motion
  • I'd love to wear heels again, well at least have the option. I get so tired of the same sneakers or crocs are the only thing I can wear anymore. Tried danskos, but made my feet numb.

    Hey, if you need to wear heels, I think they make slippers with heels on them for around the house.
  • I enjoy wearing heels I have no pain at all drs don't know why all they say we have to do test then will find out more
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