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Feels like my back is Compressed

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,512
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:26 AM in Chronic Pain
Hi everyone im new here and thankyou for taking the time to read this. im not sure where to post this, i hope im not messing this up already
Jan. 2008, i slipped off the top of a "ICY" porch (buffalo,NY area)... Landed in a "Perfect Sitting Straight up Position" over about 5 stairs Down... Soo All of my weight felt like it went Up* as i feel down.. I have had the "Wind Knocked Out of Me" before (owning Horses), But never like this before!!.... I could not even Breathe for over a minute and, got EXTREMELY Nauseated!!.... A month later..went to a Chriopracter, he tried one
justment, i stopped him
bcuz during it, he knocked the wind out of me again!
I have NO medical incurance i have been going through this pain for now almost a year..:(

The Pain is, As if, you could divid me right in half, it feels like my back is Literlty "BROKEN"!! There a Warm flush feeling in my back (There*) at All times.. and when i tip forward or, Twist* to much it feels like its going to SNAP* to the point it get uncomfortable
Do You think Somethings out of Place?? OR* Could i Possible dammaged my "Spinal Cord" (becuz of that, WARM* feeling)
.....im not Sure how to tell the difference..... Does anyone else have the same problem???
I am Very Sorry this took so long to expain... Without extra cash.. or any medical insurance..i thought that maybe someone else has this type of pain and can give me any "Suggestions.. whter they think* is might be a Spinal cord injury.... BTW... i Can walk Fine.. Just have to stay Strightened lol
(Thank You again For All of your time)



  • I often find myself saying I feel like my back is going to split in half. Sometimes it's my lower back where the fusion was done and sometimes in the middle of my back. I don't know what causes this pain. I wish I had some advice or answers for you. Unfortunately without insurance it's hard to get the proper treatment you need. I am assuming you live in NY? Have you tried to apply for Family Health Plus insurance or Medicaid? I lost my job due to chronic back pain and lost my insurance. I couldn't afford to pay COBRA's rates so I went to Rural Health Network in my area which referred me to mother and babies center to help me apply for insurance for myself, kids and husband. You can also go to social services and apply for medicaid. That's hard to get unless you make very little money. Even my disability payment was too much for medicaid and I don't get that much.

    Anyway, sorry this is so long and that you are having these pains. I hope you find some answers and releif soon. Until then, we are here for you and are glad that you joined this site.
  • Thank You Ming... for answering me right away.... and for your support and information about medical insurance. I have not worked in over 10 yrs. i "heard".. that Family Health Plus insurance is for people that have worked. I recieve alimony as income... but its just enought to cover the bills but too much for other public assistance..:(
    Thank you again and i Hope that You* are feelin g better Soon, You seem like aVery Sweet person
    Hugzzz ~ree~
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  • It doesn't hurt to call and check to see what you are qualified for. I didn't hear that about Family Health Plus so I don't know. I live in NY between Syracuse and Binghamton. The best thing about FHP and medicaid is that they don't have a pre-existing clause. You really should look into this. Try googling New York Health Insurance Assistance or something of the sort. I was fortunate to find a place in my town that my PT guy told me about it and I didn't even know the place was there.
  • but if you do not have succes there, maybe you have a teaching hospital or medical university in your area? You can get excellent care there and they charge according to your income. Good luck and please keep us posted.
  • Thank You's What a NICE Forum!!! How Very Thoughtful for You Both to try and help me!!!
    I will Call Family Health Plus & Google New York Health Insurance Assistance!! Your right, what can it hurt hehhe
    and Painintheback, that is a good idea TOO!.... Do i just call all the hospitals (and Colleges) in my area???
    I have broken sleep every night becuz of this pain... i think my body really needs attention now b4 everything starts falling apart (yikes)
    Sending Much Love to You Two!
    Hugzzz ~ree~

    (Ming, Yes, i am in the Buffalo, NY Area )..:)
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