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  • Very sorry about that. Fat fingers small phone.
    I'm Jo and 33 and looking forward to reading about other people's stories and coping strategies.
  • Hi Hurts, Kinda hard do lend any advice unless you give us your input on what you are dealing with...Pls know I'm only asking so that folks here can lend some suggestions.

  • Yes sorry, wasn't sure wether to post in this section or not :-/
    I had a car accident about 18 years ago and had very mild pain in my lower back. Ive had a few niggles over the years and its come and gone. This last few years my back just goes suddenly and it's becoming more frequent. My legs seem to dissapear when it happens and it's awful bit it seems to sort itself out after a week or so and pain relief and heat packs help a bit. Today it's happened again but this time my back sort of went with a crack/pop is the best way to describe it. It makes my legs feel a bit numb and weird. When it goes movement is quite painful and very limited, it does ease eventually and I can move if I weird at it. I saw my Gp years ago who said there's not much can be done so never went back. Just wondered if there were any coping strategies. I work in a fairly manual job as well.

    Thanks for reading :-)
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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • Hi again Hurts, Yes I was told the same thing when I had shoulder pain. That is after it was neck pain which went away but my shoulder pain, and weakness remained. I had x-rays done, MRI's the gammit of tests, treatments, everything that Spine Health reccomends this is within the last 30 years before I even joined SH. I did tried it all. In the last 6 months I went to a Cervical Spine NUCCA doctor. A NUCCA Doctor is a specialist in the C-1 and C-2. It's non traditional and very gentle. What I found the weakness in my legs my arms, my knees have improved since seeing him. Because of my severity, thanx to the docs who in the past 30 years missed it with the x-rays and MRI's, is it will take me longer and I have an unusual Axis (c-2) to begin with. Because of the policy here I go further into it. If you like to know more about my experiences and my treatment and how the C-1 and C-2 has affected me you can PM me and I can give you my e-mail from there. You can google NUCCA or try a search on Spine Health. I have not found much on NUCCA but I am told that is the first place to start. I suggest google.

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