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I'm new here&would love to chat with others in the same situation

I'm me here& still figuring out how this site works. anyone want to H obble through and show me the ropes?


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,833
    I am sure that you will find your time on Spine-Health very rewarding. This site is a powerful and integrated system that is dynamic and growing.
    Here are just some of the highlights:

    - Spine-Health contains detailed medical libraries of articles and videos that address almost every spinal conditions and treatment

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    - Under the Resource tab, there is a section Doctor Advice Health Center which can be invaluable.

    - As a bonus, Spine-Health provides these patient forums. Here you can meet thousands of people who understand and can relate to your situation. You will soon become part of the Spiney family who provide comfort and the advantages of a support system. You are now part of this family that is approximately 20,600 international members and growing daily.

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  • Ron's post is full of useful information to help you navigate around this site and forum.
    Take time to read the useful links.

    Perhaps you can tell us a bit more about yourself and your spine problems.
    Are they in your back or neck?
    The more you can tell us the more you will attract others to come and share their stories. :-)
  • AlsmomAAlsmom Posts: 32
    edited 10/30/2013 - 12:42 PM
    U started just right. Welcome. I have only been here a couple of months...lost at first, still kind of :). I wrote my history in the place they suggest in"your Account"
    There is a lot of info here, tons. Most people are kind warm understanding and generous .
    This is all the typing I can do right now. I will try and stay in touch..,Alsmom
  • Hi there feelingdefeated. I'm wondering where the chat room went to...it was most helpful during the darker hours. I hope you are coping alright and I know what a hellish place it is to be.
    My kindest wishes,
  • thoracic spine painthoracic spine pain Posts: 566
    edited 03/01/2014 - 3:32 PM
    Hi there this is the best site I've found for information on spine pain. There are a lot of people who have great advice and have been through the same journey. I like this site as it's smaller than other sites I've found and so you kinda get to know the people. There are also a lot of people who research on this site.

    All different personalities and backgrounds but I enjoy that as well, even if there are totally opposing points of view. Most people are adults and have been though the hoops of coping with chronic or intractable pain.
  • I seem to have mislaid my PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) I had it a couple of days ago. But it has faded away over the last couple of days. I really do try not to feel sorry for myself but the 'bright side' that we are supposed to look on seems to be very elusive at the moment.
    The simplest little things are so damned difficult and only seem to add to the grinding inevitability of yet more pain. I keep hoping that this is just a particularly bad spell but then think, suppose it isn't.........
    So if anyone happens to trip over my PMA please return it forthwith.
    Best wishes to all.
    Somerset John
  • Didn't mean to sound so negative on your post. I intended mine to be a new topic. Pilot error I'm afraid and I don't know if it's possible to move my post.
    Somerset John
  • Welcome. There are many of us that have or are going through so much. Like Jelly said, please tell us more about yourself and we'll help you get through it as much as we can. I doubt there is a situation that we haven't come across on these boards with all us spinets, so tell us your story and we'll listen and offer what we can.

  • I joined a few weeks ago
    Long time sufferer
    Some good days, some bad, some worse
    Its a journey
    Right now im looking at a possible fusion one or two level, we decide next week.
    Sleep is hell, but i try anyway.
    Do not demand accomplishment from those with no talent.
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