Unbearable Back Pain From Hell.
• United States
31 Mar 08
I feel your pain...truly. I have a large herniated disc that is causing spinal stenosis and pressing on my nerve so it hurts all the way from my butt to the heel of my left foot. The pain is agonizing and I can't walk without a cane because I lean to the right...lol I have been in pain with this since August 07. I have gone for shots that haven't helped 3 times now. This last time seems to have helped a little but not much. I take ibuprofen every 4 hours, long acting morphine every 12 hours, regular morphine 60 mg every 6 hours, a muscle relaxer every 6 hours...and am still constantly in pain. I would go to the doctor and find out what is wrong..they may be able to help...I hope. Brightest Blessing, Mari
12 Apr 08
Mine is on the upper back! I think it is the stress and too much sitting on the computer since that is my work. I tried to go to a massage spa and it made me better for couple of days... i think i need to get there often to release the tension or see a physical therapist. if the pain is unbearable, i suggest to see a doctor, they might help you out there. I will go there next week. Hope you will be okay!
11 Apr 08
Dear Rockvixen, There are many reason for getting back pains and that too particularly of the lower back. One of the top causes of back pain are sprains (overstretching one or more of the ligaments in the back) and strains (a rip or tear in the muscle caused by sudden force). This can happen from an injury, poor posture, or improper lifting. Another source of back pain comes from a herniated disc which is a disc that bulges out from its place between two vertebrae. Sciatica is another common form of back pain. Sciatica is a term used to describe pain that extends down into the buttocks and leg which comes from an irritation of a larger nerve in the lumbar spine called the sciatic nerve. Sciatica can accompany sprains, strains, herniated discs as well as back pain emanating from other sources. You can have treatments and cure lower back pains with acupuncture, Ayurveda and homeopathy. They have beautiful cures and you can be cured of the pain in the back. If you like you can visit thesesites and see them for yourself. http://www.acufinder.com/Acupuncture+Information/Detail/Acupuncture+and+Back+Pain http://www.holisticonline.com/remedies/Backpain/back_home.htm http://www.theholisticcare.com/
• United States
9 Apr 08
I can relate to what you are going through. I have been disabled for over 22 years because of my back. I had my first back surgury 22 years ago. I have had 4 back surguries all together. I have so much nerve root damage in my legs. I can not sit very long, can not walk far, can not really do much of anything. I am in cronic pain 24/7.I am going to physical therapy and going to a chiropracter right now, I really do not know what to do. I go to the pain clinic for the injections, have a t.e.n.s. unit, Have all the pain pills, muscel relaxaers,you name it.There is no relief.I am even thinking about accupuncture!!Good luck
• United States
31 Mar 08
It kind of sounds like you have a disc out of place in your back. It could be as easy as seeing a chiropractor and having an adjustment. I have had that happen when I have done some very strenuous work like moving furniture without help. What you might want to do is use ice and heat alternatively. First, use the ice for about fifteen minutes at a time (it helps reduce swelling and pain)for awhile, then use heat--not really hot heat---to help relax the muscles around the back. Us this around the area that is hurting. As for how it happened, it could be as simple as you slept wrong or just happened to twist wrong when you were doing something. Back pain is one of the worst because it affects not just our back but also how we walk or stand and other parts of our body because of the fact that all of our nerves run through our back. Take it easy, and try icing the back for awhile. My sympathies are with you--I hurt just thinking about the situation.