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Hello fellow back pain sufferers!

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,322
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:23 AM in New Member Introductions

My name is Christine, I am 29. I have had back pain with sciatica for the past 9 months, started just before Christmas 07. I went to my Dr. in Feb of 08 and she told me to take muscle relaxants and ibuprofin. The muscle relaxants only made me sleep and if I wanted to ibuprofin to keep my pain at bay i would have had an ulcer within a month! So I went to Chiro and that took away about 85% of the pain. Then about 4-6 weks ago it came back. So I recently went back to the DR and he sent me for an MRI and I have a herniated disc at L5-S1 and L5 has slipped out of position which i think is Spondy? I am going to a neurosurgery and spine place on 10/17 and I am very curious to see what they suggest for treatment.


  • Christine and welcome to the forum. You will find that you will get a lot of support and understanding here....you are not alone. Please keep us posted as to what you find out and if I can ever help you with anything then please just let me know. Take care....Miki
  • This is a good place to be. I hope that your upcoming visits bring good news. Im with you on the muscle relaxants, i too have not found one that works for me and allows me to work. Good luck and keep us posted..
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