My backbone did it again.

@marguicha (88406)
Chile
February 3, 2016 4:17pm CST
Today I woke up perfectly well, and feeling that my 3 diet days were starting to have some effect on my body. Yet, when I took my morning shoker, I must have made a wrong movement and here I am, almost crippled and walking bended and hurting, in spite of all the antiinflamatory pills I have taken. I have a long story of backbone pain and that ended (up yo some measure) around 20 years ago when I had to have backbone surgery (they took out 2 crushed discs). That did not end my back problems but I have them only once in a while. Before the surgery, I thought I´d end up quickly in a wheelchair. Today, I am wondering, as usual, when and if the pain will go away. I also took a muscle relaxant and the only thing that happened was that I had a 3 hour nap. Do you have some pills you could suggest? I am open to all meds, natural or not.
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• United States
3 Feb 16
I am sorry to hear! My back hurts also! Have you ever tried wearing a brace? It makes my back feel a lot better with the support of the brace.
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@louievill (17737)
• Philippines
3 Feb 16
This is a good idea cause there is already a history of a previous operation and injury. It would take professional medical supervision though and a bit of money. My late grand father wore one when he had a slipped disc.
@marguicha (88406)
• Chile
4 Feb 16
I have done that before, but I will have to wait a bit before going to the next step. In my surgery they took out 2 destroyed discs. So the bones bother the nerves once in a while, I suppose.
@Asylum (48288)
• Manchester, England
4 Feb 16
Unfortunately once you have such problems they never fully go away. Surgery helps in respect of solving the immediate problem, but you will always be prone to what you are currently experiencing. I wish that I could say something more desirable, but sadly the truth is the truth.
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@marguicha (88406)
• Chile
4 Feb 16
I know that. I have episodes every now and then. But I wish they would go away sooner.
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@Asylum (48288)
• Manchester, England
4 Feb 16
@marguicha I can fully appreciate what you say. I have a few issues that are recurring and always will be, but they are still unwelcome.
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@marguicha (88406)
• Chile
4 Feb 16
@Asylum For me, backpain is like an earthquake. I think I would endure them easier if I knew how long would I have to wait
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@Morleyhunt (19191)
• Canada
4 Feb 16
back pain is no fun. My husband suffers from chronic back pain. I am blessed. I rarely have a sore back.....now other parts of me
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@marguicha (88406)
• Chile
4 Feb 16
Every time my backbone aches, I get terrified. I did have excruciating pain the time I finally ended up in surgery.
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@Morleyhunt (19191)
• Canada
4 Feb 16
@marguicha i had an allergic reaction to something unknown about 15 years ago. for months if I had even the slightest symptom I would panic.
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@marguicha (88406)
• Chile
4 Feb 16
@Morleyhunt The unknown is the worst
@GardenGerty (95765)
• Marion, Kansas
11 Feb 16
Ginger and turmeric in your diet help. Vitamin B6 does if you use it consistently. I bought something on Amazon, which I understand is also available at CVS pharmacy in the US. It is a roll on topical pain reliever. Search for Outback Pain Relief there is usually a coupon or two to reduce the price. I think it helped all my aches and pains.
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@marguicha (88406)
• Chile
11 Feb 16
The pain went away, but I never knew what did it. I took Celecobix (the strongest painkiller I have at home and the most expensive), I laid down in bed as much as I could, I stayed away from too much computer. Suddenly, one morning, the pain was no more. I have a lot of vitamin B (all the numbers) in my diet and in pills as I have a neuropathy due to chemotheraphy.
@much2say (38322)
• United States
8 Feb 16
Oh no! Well I hope by today your back is feeling a lot better. I'm all for stretching and yoga to keep the back as limber as possible and I try to do stomach exercises too as I hear a stronger stomach makes for a stronger back. Hubby is the one who has to watch his back - just a few months ago he wasn't doing anything out of the ordinary when he got out of the shower, but somehow he threw out his back - by the end of the week we had to take him to ER as the pain was that bad - but luckily it was just strained.
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@marguicha (88406)
• Chile
11 Feb 16
I hadn´t read your comment, dear. I don´t dare do any exercises without someone near me. After my back surgery almost 20 years ago, my exercise is more like walking.
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• United States
4 Feb 16
I am sorry that you are in such pain, sweetie. When I have back problems, I try to do yoga, but I do not think that would help in your case. Also, you would need to check with a doctor before starting yoga, especially with your previous history of back problems.
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@Lucky15 (33449)
• Philippines
3 Feb 16
i don't take anything when my back hurts, i just laid down and rest. hope you feel better soon
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@marguicha (88406)
• Chile
4 Feb 16
This is not muscular. I guess it is a pinched nerve.
@louievill (17737)
• Philippines
3 Feb 16
For temporary relief i would lay the affected part in a hot water bag while sleeping. I have a very mild form of congenital scoliosis so i learned to manage my time to time back pains from a very young age by massage and other natural methods without taking medication.
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@marguicha (88406)
• Chile
4 Feb 16
My back pain is awful now. And I don´t see myself with hot water as it is Summer here and there is too much hot.
@amadeo (58992)
• United States
3 Feb 16
When my lower back flared up.I take Ale eve and this help me a lot.Plus chiropractor also
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@marguicha (88406)
• Chile
4 Feb 16
O took Celecoxib this morning. It is the best I can do with no prescription. I´ll do the same before going to bed. I hope it works.