Just wondering how everyone ended up with all these back/ neck issues that have caused chronic pain?
In my case, there is no one event that caused everything. It is a combination of things, including but not limited to:
Several minor car accidents
Being "top heavy" (I'm getting a reduction next week)
Numerous falls (I'm very clumsy)
2 pregnancies (I think pregnancy always contributes at least a little for women)
Being on prednisone for 30 years (I have chronic hives)
Heredity (my mom had a lot of the same problems)
2 robotic "female" surgeries that had my legs straight up for several hours (I didn't know until afterwards)
5 broken feet & 1 broken leg (walking unevenly can cause all kinds of back & hip issues)
And of course, being overweight has made everything worse
I've had back pain since my early '20's, but I pretty much ignored it, popped some darvocet (damn that it is no longer avaliable!) & went on my merry way. As I got older the pain got progressively worse (I'm 47) but what really did me in was that we moved 2 yrs ago, & all the bending up & down, reaching, packing & carrying boxes. I developed bursitis which has not gone away due to my back.
So that's my sad story of how it ended up that I am in this mess. I'm just curious about how all the rest of you came to travel this path with me. Susan
We can't always control the cards we are dealt in life, but we can control how we play the hand