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What are your major pain/discomfort factors

dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,862
Each of us go through pain in different ways. When you get your first problems with your back, I think the immediate reaction, is slipped disc, surgery

That may have been years ago, but there are so many different approaches today. But, what I am interested in is hearing from you folks in identifying what/where are you major pain problems.

  • - Upper back pain
    - Lower back pain
    - Burning down the legs
    - Neck pain
    - Tingling in your arms/fingers/hands
    - Calf/Foot pain
    - Tingling in your feet
    - Hip Pain
    - Shoulder Pain
    - etc
Doctors want to hear the exact words on where and what the pain feels like. Here, please just tell us in your words what the pain feels like
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com


  • I have pain in my lumbar and thoracic areas. Sometimes it feels like my back is a balloon and something is trying to bust out of it (but not exactly a pressure feeling), sometimes it feels like stabbing, and sometimes just throbbing pain. It's hard for me explain what my pain feels like.. I just know it hurts and sometimes to the point I can't walk. I also get frequent spasms and occasional pain under my shoulder blades.
  • PlumbTuckeredOutPlumbTuckeredOut Philadelphia, PAPosts: 325
    I always think of my pain as "Restraints". The presence of pain means that I cannot do something that people without pain can do.
    I experience pain mainly in my spine as a result of a severe spinal injury when I was young. I also have osteoarthritis gone viral! My hips, knees and feet are plagued by it. My upper torso is affected by radiating pain from spinal insult. I also get debilitating migraines BUT I can now "fix" a migraine within minutes with the medications I have been entrusted with.

    And then the other part of "restraint"- I have grown anxious about being far from home. I cannot carry all my pain relieving devices and meds with me and I'm terrified of having pain and not being able to take something or do something. I feel so vulnerable when I'm in pain. I'm so afraid of being at the "mercy of strangers" when pain hits. I am fortunate to have a service dog but I am so afraid of losing him too!

    Pain just gets in the way so much!

    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by...... (Robert Frost)
    I still don't know if I should have taken the one that said, "Caution! Dead End" (Me)
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