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Severe lower back pain

czunigacczuniga Posts: 1
edited 12/29/2014 - 5:34 PM in Lower Back Pain
Hi everyone, I have been getting on and off severe back pain (lower) for about almost three years now. I'm currently 21 years old and the first time my back went out of whack was when I was about 18. It hurt so bad that I couldn't walk with a straight posture so I took a seat and suddenly it felt like my back had broken. The pain was so extreme that I couldn't even breath because every movement (including breathing) would cause movement to my spine which in result caused really bad pain since I couldn't move. Ive had some pretty bad accidents but this level of pain is seriously the worst and I wouldn't wish anyone to feel it ever! It almost feels like it locks and its pinching a bunch of nerves or like my spine is crumbling apart because its so tight. This happens about three times a year.

I went to chiropractor/physical therapist and got x-rays and all but being a college student and living on my own... I wasn't able to continue the sessions. After I stopped my back felt great for a long time until recently.

I guess my question is, has anyone experience similar pain to this and when my back goes out, is there any stretching or remedies to help the pain temporary? Whenever my back "goes out" I have to stay in bed for a good week and usually apply ice to my back since the chiropractor told me to avoid heat because of the inflammation. I honestly feel useless and paralyzed every time this happens. Any helpful comments or tips are appreciated! Thanks!

P.S just in case anyone wanted extra info I am a female, I weigh around 150 (I recently lost about fifty pounds). I'm also really into fitness and eating healthy. And I make sure to drink a lot of water.


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  • Hi im new... and i habe been deaing with low back pain for the last three years. And some times it excruciating. I have here lately had muscle cramps, in my legs.. its so bad sometimes that it waske me in the middke of the nicght or somedays morning... wondering if it could ne linked to my back problems.
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