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Chronic Lower Back Pain @ 16

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edited 06/14/2015 - 8:46 PM in Lower Back Pain
Hey everyone, I'm 16 and have had chronic back pain for over 4 years now I know why it hurts (moved 2 people in 3 days lifting heavy things wrong). This pain is severe to where I wake up some mornings not being able to move, for about 10-30 min. I've done therapy and chiropractic sessions and massage (none helped at all). My mom has bad back pain also but that because of her feet in which she has psoriasis. The only feet problems I have is athletes foot on my left foot and I wear insoles in all my boots. So I don't think it's my feet or posture. I weigh about 215 and I'm 5"8 at age 16. I'm trying to go to school for DPM (Diesel Power Mechanics) and I cannot work on something I love to do over the counter pain killers don't work for me at all. I had a test to see if I had misplaced vertebrae Years ago and if I remember correctly i have my c3 & c4 out of place which is in the upper back? I don't know if I have a slipped or herniated disks yet as I have yet to get a MRI and nothing was wrong when I had x-Rays done. I also have a bad right knee that has a diesease call Ausgood slaughter. So any help would be much appreciated as I am too young for this kind of back pain.


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  • Hi. I'm so sorry that you're suffering at such a young age. Ugh! First let me get my usual warning out the way. If a patient has structural damage in their spine chiropractors 'adjustments' can be really bad. Until you've had an MRI ruling that out please stay away.
    If I were you I'd try to get referred to a good physical therapist. Mine taught me how to lift & bend properly without causing more problems. He also gave me a list of restrictions for my condition. Building core strength using approved stretches & exercises can help a lot with the pain whist protecting your back. If you've had this kind of therapy & they didn't achieve much please try to find another. At your age it's vitally important that you strengthen your core. It will save you so much pain down the road.
    It would be great if you could get an MRI. Once you know exactly what's going on in there specialists have a lot more options for treating you.

    Both of my parents do or have suffered with spine problems. Please learn from my mistakes & forget about your Moms pain when treating yours. We are all individuals & what's true of one probably won't be of another. I made a lot of mistakes assuming my problems would follow the same course as my Mums!

    In my opinion the worst thing a doc could do is give you strong pain medications if you're going to use them to mask your pain whilst doing things you shouldn't be doing with spine problems! I know it's hard to hear at any age but you have a weakness, a problem, you need to accept that. I know it's hard (I truly do) but you shouldn't be "moving people.....lifting things wrong". That's a recipe for disaster!!
    Read this forum. There's so much advise for dealing with plain flares. Ice/heat, Epsom salt baths, aromatherapy massage oils etc.

    Please push for diagnostic tests. If you change your habits now, take care of yourself, adopt concervative measures to strengthen & avoid pain/damage you will truly appreciate it in the future! I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis when I was much younger than you. I was very fortunate. Diet, exercise etc allowed me to live a normal exciting life for a very long time. I know that change & health discipline is very hard to begin with. It becomes a habit very fast! You're young, you will heal faster. Push for answers, change your habits...you will truly appreciate it.
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
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