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angel1111aangel1111 Posts: 7
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:56 AM in New Member Introductions
hi everybody...i am new here and im so glad that we have a website that we can share our experiences, and learn from other in dealing with our back pain.


  • hi and weloome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. please tell us alittle more about yourself.. the more we know about you, the more we can share with you!! good luck with your pain problems.. drop by anytime! Jenny :)
  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    ..and welcome! You found a great site.
    The articles and all the info stuff...and then the different areas that address your major concern... lots of information!
    Also, supportive people here...so feel free to talk about what's on your mind and I'm sure you'll meet someone who is or has dealt with it.
    Take care!
    Honorary Spine-Health Moderator
    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

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  • we are going to need a little more information in order to help you hun !
    tony {UK}
    1997 laminectomy
    2007 repeat laminectomy and discectomy L4/L5
    2011 ALIF {L4/L5/S1}
    2012 ? bowel problems .still under investigation
    2014 bladder operation may 19th 2014
  • hey guys thanks for welcoming me in this forum.. i got this pain in my back for about 3 months now, had MRI done and my doctor says its nothing to worry about as i am 49 now and its normal for my age. I cannot accept that.. i am very active i go to the gym 3 times a week and cut down on smoking (4 sticks a day). i live in a remote area in Queensland Australia and we have limited access to specialist.i've been to my chiropractor and he was impressed that i can move my body without pain, my physio gave some exercises and had no problem doing them. i bought an inversion table and it helps me for a little while. my pain is worst on my legs and my hips, specially when im walking and standing.. but when i run on the threadmill i dont feel pain at all. can anyone help me.
  • Back issues can be so misgiving! I too have extremely bad symptoms for a very active 28 year old... they have said my imaging studies show the spine of a much, much older person :( but... my issues are weird too as I can do a lot of things without high levels of pain. But unfortunately I cannot carry on the lifestyle I used to (working a very heavy strenuous job, running 10-15 miles a week, playing drums and traveling with a few bands.). As it stands now; I've been out of work since Feb '11 and pt is almost all I do to work out, and I'm lucky if I feel up to going out and playing a laid back acoustic show where I only bring some percussion and not a whole drum kit. So I am ready to go through with what every doc has told me will be necessary if conservative fails. And so far it has, so I feel I've not much to lose... bring on the scalpel ;)

    Well I hope your therapy brings you through and you can stay away from the world of "industrial medicine" but I it comes to surgery... don't be intimidated, do your research, find a dr that is respected (and one YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE with!! :) ) and you will have the best chance to come out better!
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  • you are too young to have a back like an old person..what did you do to hurt your back? i run a cleaning business for 15 years now, i twist, turn, bend and do things in a hurry. I guess i am paying it now. I am a very active 49 year old i go to the gym every morning. i think my pump class which i lift heavy on clean and press,squat,and lunges caused me this pain so much dont you think??
    I just realised that i cannot do things that i used to do when i was younger. I have to move my body to help me cope with pain. i am reading and learning as much as i can in this website to help me deal with this.. Some people are worst than me so i am still hopeful that one day when i wake up it will go away!! haha!!
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