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edited 06/11/2012 - 8:29 AM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
Maybe someone can help me here. Heres my story. I was fat once a few years ago lost alot of weight. With weights, diet, cardio, abdominals and posture(sitting up straight). Now I am fat, I bulked to gain strength the following years, with propper form though. My lower/upper back pain shifts. This morning it was upper/middle pain. I like sleeping on a firm mattress. My bed sux along with soft pillows I have. I haven't worked abs in a long time or done cardio consistantly. I am considering heading to the doctor to get a prescription to help alleviate some of the pain since non of the oct drugs work for my anymore? Now I feel that once I start focusing on losing fat, cardio and nutrition more with straightening out my posture it will be an immense help. However my lifestyle at the moment has become so hectic and no $$$ with this economy in the search for employment I have to suffer. Anyone have an ideas I am open. I have been avoiding the doctor cause all those narcotics can be very hard on the liver, not to mention screw with my colon making me constipated. Honestly all I dream about lately is inserting a needle of narcotic in my back to alleviate the pain. Any advice would be helpful, Thanks.
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  • I would find a pain management Dr provided you have had an MRI. If not you should get one MRI. Some of us suffer from weight gain and looking for ideas to lose weight. Portion size is important as well as foods you eat. Good luck. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • charry said:
    I would find a pain management Dr provided you have had an MRI. If not you should get one MRI. Some of us suffer from weight gain and looking for ideas to lose weight. Portion size is important as well as foods you eat. Good luck. Charry
    I have forgotten about an MRI.
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  • I agree an mri is important so they can identify where the prob is. make sure it is a total spine mri though.

    i say that as sometimes the symptoms dont always match the expected problem area.

    my symptoms indicated L3-5 problem, but it was my t9/10 that had herniated.

    always go for the full scan where poss, just to be sure.

    good luck
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