Aging is Painful

@just4him (127167)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
February 9, 2018 12:56pm CST
So, adding to my aging problems, I've been having sciatica for about a month, and my friend told me to call our favorite chiropractor. My appointment was this morning. When I told him how long I've been putting up with this pain, he asked me why it took me so long to go see him. The good news is, he's able to fix me. He said it would be a couple visits. I know when he started working on me, the pain factor went through the roof. He told me I have a swollen disk. I'm just glad the treatment and therapy for it will fix it without adding more drugs to my daily dosage. As it is though, I'm taking Ibuprofen every night just to be able to sleep, as the pain is terrible. Oh well, what can I say? Aging is painful.
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@JohnRoberts (63082)
• Los Angeles, California
9 Feb
I hear you. Getting old sucks. Golden years my behind.
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Feb
Exactly. I used to think the older generation had it made. I don't think that anymore.
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@JohnRoberts (63082)
• Los Angeles, California
9 Feb
@just4him It's horrible. You think all will be calm and peaceful and you can relax and take it easy. Not with a betraying body.
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Feb
@JohnRoberts It's funny, but I used to hear about the long list of aches and pains from older people and thought they were whiner babies. I don't think that way anymore.
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@andriaperry (58754)
• United States
9 Feb
I have this problem and my Chiropractor fixes me, I do not like pills either, I want it fixd not doped up.
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Feb
Exactly. I'll be very happy when I'm fixed.
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• United States
9 Feb
I always went to the chiropractor for back issues and sciatic and found it helped immensely. Good thing you went and I'm sure you'll be as good as new in no time.
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Feb
Thank you. I'm sure I will be.
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@FayeHazel (19951)
• United States
9 Feb
I'm so sorry you've been in pain for such a time. I hope the chiropractic will help soon. Also happy you don't need to add more meds. Hang in there "Youth is wasted on the young" - isn't that a phrase from something? I'm starting to believe it
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Feb
Yes, it's from It's a Wonderful Life. I'm glad there aren't any additional meds either.
@1hopefulman (32484)
• Canada
9 Feb
I had that once. Horrible. Thankfully, after months of suffering, it eventually went away. Glad you found a way to treat it.
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@db20747 (9379)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
10 Feb
Glad your better too!
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Feb
@1hopefulman Thank you. I'm hoping it works well.
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@1hopefulman (32484)
• Canada
11 Feb
@just4him Let's hope. We should know soon enough.
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@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
10 Feb
I had been doing some stretches that helped me not to have sciatica flare ups but situation changed. I need to get back to them as they helped my back and knee.
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Feb
I'm glad you found something that helped with it.
@sallypup (28533)
• Moses Lake, Washington
11 Feb
@GardenGerty If you mean the gentle pulling of the knee to the stomach, that's a good one. I have sciatica issues on my right side. Thanks for the reminder. That exercise is a good stretcher- I do it lying down on my bed. I can't lie flat on the floor.
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@nela13 (8337)
• Portugal
9 Feb
My mom has sciatica too but I don't know what a Chiropractor is? Is he a doctor?
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Feb
Yes, but not the usual kind of doctor.
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@nela13 (8337)
• Portugal
10 Feb
@just4him so, what kind of doctor is he?
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@nela13 (8337)
• Portugal
11 Feb
@just4him is It like doing physiotherapy?
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@nife2018 (1148)
• Lagos, Nigeria
10 Feb
Am sorry for going through such pain, and am glad you are relief
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Feb
Thank you. I'm glad I'm getting some relief from it as well.
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@nife2018 (1148)
• Lagos, Nigeria
11 Feb
@just4him glory be to God, am happyyy
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@mydanods (6747)
• Nigeria
11 Feb
@nife2018 me too am happy. She needs to take care of herself.
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@bagarad (12742)
• Paso Robles, California
9 Feb
My mom suffered terribly with sciatica, so when she began to hurt in the lower back or leg she assumed it was sciatica and went to the chiropractor who usually helped her. One day she stepped into her high heels to get ready for church and called me to say she had sciatica and needed help. She was in more pain than ever before. She was in her eighties. I took her to the chiropractor and he was not able to help as usual. I finally had to take her to the ER and she was in so much pain they couldn't even put her on the X-ray table for a week while they gave her narcotics for the pain. That's when she discovered she really had compression fractures. She was in the hospital for a month. Appropriately, she was released on Independence Day.
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Feb
A compression fracture is painful. I have one of those in my back between my shoulder blades. It no longer hurts as it did when I first got it, but I can't lift anything over 20 pounds now because of it.
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@bagarad (12742)
• Paso Robles, California
10 Feb
@just4him It took my mom months to recover. I was in the hospital for hours every day while she was there because they had her tied in bed whenever I wasn't there. I'm not kidding. Then they pumped Ativan into her to keep her calmer when they put the restraints on. They didn't want the liability if she fell because she was always heavily sedated because of the pain. The restraints killed her independent spirit and I couldn't bear to watch her feel that way, so I stayed as long as I could every day so she could walk to the bathroom with me watching over her. The worst was what the Ativan did to her. It affected her mind, took away her inhibitions and made her say and do things she never would. She had to stay on the pain patches and Vicodin for weeks after she came home and then decided she didn't need them anymore, not realizing she'd become addicted. When she started getting sick I took her to the ER and they said she was going through withdrawal. So she had to stay in the hospital for three days to get it out of her system with help. I hope you didn't have to go through any of that.
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Feb
@bagarad No, I didn't. I'm so sorry your mother did. When I fractured my vertebra, I also had bronchitis, so they didn't even do any X-rays until a couple weeks later, because I was still having a lot of trouble doing my job. I was working at the Post Office at the time and I couldn't pick anything up. When I went back to the ER when the bronchitis was gone, then they did the x-rays and found the compression fracture and told me I couldn't do any lifting, and they put me on letter sorting. I was working as a postal temp, and haven't worked there since.
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@snowy22315 (52762)
• United States
10 Feb
My sister was having problems with sciatica and they told her she might need surgery due to a bulging disc. She went to a physical therapist who gave her some exercises to do..and it helped her alot. When she went to the chiropractor she didn't get any relief suprisingly. She hasn't been complaining about it lately.
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Feb
I'm glad she was able to get help through physical therapy and surgery wasn't needed.
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@snowy22315 (52762)
• United States
10 Feb
@just4him Well back surgery isn't as bad as it used to be as they can do those minimal incisions now..but it isn't a panacea, and doesn't work for everyone..
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Feb
@snowy22315 My chiropractor said he could fix me, so I'm going with that.
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@jstory07 (69907)
• Roseburg, Oregon
11 Feb
I am sorry you are having to go through pain that is not any fun at all. Can you use some type of pain rub. Take care.
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Feb
I hadn't heard of pain rub.
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@jstory07 (69907)
• Roseburg, Oregon
11 Feb
@just4him Like icy hot and they have creams that are suppose to work really good.
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Feb
@jstory07 I've never used Icy Hot or other creams.
@LeaPea2417 (22038)
• Toccoa, Georgia
10 Feb
My parents have been telling me lately the same thing you are saying, "aging is painful".
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Feb
I wish it wasn't.
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@LeaPea2417 (22038)
• Toccoa, Georgia
11 Feb
@just4him I agree. My Mom says to me, "if you live as long as I have, I am warning you, it creeps up on you".
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Feb
@LeaPea2417 Yes, it does creep up on you.
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@Juliaacv (33290)
• Canada
10 Feb
I have a herniated disc, and when it slips out of place it gives me the same pain. All that I can say is thank goodness for a great chiropractor because I would never ever consent to having back surgery. My brother did, and there are so many physical restrictions afterwards, it makes me wonder if it was really worth what he went thru. I hope that you get yours under control.
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Feb
I'm sorry he had that surgery and the restrictions it caused. Thanks, I hope to get it under control too.
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@Juliaacv (33290)
• Canada
10 Feb
@just4him He was advised against staying in 1 position for more then a 20 minute period. Except for sleeping, that includes standing and sitting, you need to alternate these. No more snow shoveling or actually lifting anything over 10 pounds, which for a man, is difficult. He had to give up truck-driving, he drove truck during the winter months when he couldn't farm.
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Feb
@Juliaacv So sad for him.
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
10 Feb
Our friend was a chiropractor and worked miracles on a back problem I had years ago, a problem my doctor couldn't repair. Hope you feel better from his treatment soon.
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Feb
Thank you. I had a decent night. Almost pain free.
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
10 Feb
@just4him Good to hear, kind of.
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Feb
@DianneN It wasn't as bad as it been, so that was good.
@RasmaSandra (19706)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
9 Feb
My sciatica worked up when I was in my 30s. It then went away for awhile but came back time and time again to haunt me. However, my pain is stabbing at certain times and then it just fades away. Now this winter is very cold and my sciatica causes pain across my lower back. However, when sitting or sleeping I don't feel it so I just learn to live with it. Hope your doctor helps you lose the pain completely.
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Feb
Have you ever considered a chiropractor for it? He said he could fix me and I believe he can.
@RasmaSandra (19706)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
11 Feb
@just4him not many docs around here in Riga I could trust and right now money has to be pinched. I am managing alright and will wait for a more opportune time. Hope you can dance soon though.
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Feb
@RasmaSandra I don't know about dancing anytime soon. I haven't danced in years. Though I am losing weight, so you never know, my dancing days might be closer than I think.
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
10 Feb
I hope you feel better now. Aging seems painful to me as I am aging too.
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Feb
It was okay sleeping last night. I wish aging wasn't painful.
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
11 Feb
@just4him I wish it isnĀ“t painful either.
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• Philippines
10 Feb
im sorry to hear this. i can imagine it is painful when i saw my dad almost into tears because of his parkinson whenever he fell several times. he is not a kind of guy who cries on pain
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Feb
I'm sorry your dad has Parkinson's.
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• Philippines
11 Feb
@just4him he is he fought it for years though
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@celticeagle (119862)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Feb
It sure is. That must be painful.
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Feb
Yes, it is.
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@celticeagle (119862)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Feb
@just4him .....Sorry to hear that.
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@amadeo (73281)
• United States
9 Feb
I go twice a month to the chiropractor for years.He keeps me going.
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Feb
I'm glad he does.
@amadeo (73281)
• United States
9 Feb
@just4him yes and so am I
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@buenavida (8204)
• Sweden
11 Feb
Happy you get help! I had back problems for many years and got help from different chiropractors.. now I am free from that, but on Monday I fell on the floor and broke the bone that is between my knee and hip.. It is still painful but the doctor fixed it, but it takes time to heal..
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Feb
I'm sorry you fell and broke a bone and hope it heals quickly. Thank you. I'm glad I'm getting the help too.
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