Constant back pain

Philippines
January 14, 2007 9:13pm CST
I have a constant back pain that is lasting for more than 3 months now. No matter how often I get massaged, it still wont go out. Help pls. What could be my condition?
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7 responses
@ilse72 (1453)
• United States
15 Jan 07
I'm sorry but no one can diagnose you except a doctor. I suggest you see your family doctor. Only he/she has your medical history and can run the tests needed to diagnose and treat your problem. If you have had it for this long a period, it is not going to go away on its own. You really do need to seek medical assistance. I'm an R.N.
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
yeah, that's true. you may be "barking at the wrong tree." i am not being mean or rude, but ilse72 who is a R.N. said it all. see a doctor at once...it's hard to presume or suggest something about health specially online. better yet seek the doctor's advice innediately before anything else happens.
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
yeah, your are right isle72. we are not in authority to give statements regarding wraithstriderwife's condition. she may be "barking at the wrong tree." better yet the earlier she goes to a doctor the better. let someone who is more authoritative can give her the answer. and that's seeking the advice of a medical doctor. constant back pain for 3 months? how dis she cope up with that without consulting a doctor? what i know massage could be more harmful if pain persists to be there.
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
i'm currently taking neurobion tablet, a medicine for nerves, my friend told me to try it, good for back pains. i'm taking it once a day. there are days that i'm not sufferring from that pain, but sometimes it still hurts. i don't want to go to a doctor, i'm afraid. but i will try to go one of this days, because i think i really have to. thanks alot for your concern my friends..
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• India
19 Jan 07
If you believe in Indian Yoga and Pranayama please try to do it. Your problem of back pain will be vanished very soon. To get the details about how to do Pranayama please visit this site : www.divyayoga.com. The method of how to do it is available there. You can read and try it out at home. It is amazing, belive me. You may contact at above site also for getting help.It is free. Pranayama is completely based on systematic breathing. Please do it and have a positive result, I do it daily.
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• Philippines
24 Jan 07
hi! thank you so much for your advise... i will try this & come back to you if theres any results or changes.. god bless!
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Have you tried a Chiropractor? My son had a lot of problems with his back. The Chiropractor found that he had one leg shorter than the other and had to have a lift put in his shoes. It's not something that was noticable just enough to therow his back out. The chiropractor did some manipulations to help streighten it out. It really helped.
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• Philippines
25 Jan 07
wow, i never really have thought that there would be a case such as a smaller leg that caused back problems. thanks...
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@jnetkris (213)
• United States
9 Apr 07
yes, if one leg is shorter, it will cause backpain. Because it will affect your posture. Once posture is not correct, there's a tendency muscles in one side of the body will be stretch and weaken, and other side will tighten. In some case especially if it worsen it will affect you spinal column too. Backpain that would result from it maybe due to muscle imbalance, the posture itself or impengement of the nerves.
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
oh, thanks alot for the knowledge...
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@kimttrix (108)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
hey common..dont be a baby, go to the clinic/hospital to make a checkup. life is so short and if you want to make it shorter its up to you.
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@jnetkris (213)
• United States
9 Apr 07
there's a lot of possible reasons why you experienced back pain. It may sometimes due to posture, or sometimes you were stressful on that day. Just try to observe what really cause the pain. If you think it's just merely by stress, fatigue or posture, then do some relaxing exercises; stretching, strengthening, yoga, aroma, hot compress, massage etc. etc. But If you think the reason is not just because of everyday stress or posture. Maybe its time for you to consult professional help. Back pain may sometimes a symptoms of internal problems.
@jnetkris (213)
• United States
10 Apr 07
Thanks for the best response. I'm also experiencing it ones in awhile, it because my neck's posture (its actually my cervical column), that affects almost all. I even experience headache. I experienced long ago already. At first I do exercises, place hotpacks on my back, then pain will go away for awhile, but keeps on experiencing it again. So just last december I seek for a professional treatment (chiropractor and PT), just once but I experience relief until march. But as of now I experience it again once in a while. So I'm planning for more sessions. To have long term relief. You can go to Physiatrist also or to Physical therapy (if your in US), so that they can really diagnose you. They gave good treatment too, other than pain relievers and other medicines, they'll give you other treatments wherein some of it are exercises, that you can actually do at home. Exercises is given both for treatment and prevention. Anyways, I'm a PT myself =). Hope you're okay now. Back pain is really annoying.
• Philippines
11 Apr 07
wow! you're a PT ?! cool! hope this back pain will end soon, i really can't take it anymore. but where should i go, to a PT or a general doctor? what can you suggest my friend...
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• United States
12 Apr 07
Hi can I just answer your iquiries instead? =) In philippines setting: You go to a Physiatrist (they are doctor of Physical medicine and rehabilitation), then they will diagnose you, give you medications and refer you to a physical therapist for rehabilitaion treatment. PTs are under supervison of physiatrist in philippine setting. So, you consult Physiatrist first, then the Physiatrist know what to do next =). You better consult your condition now. I believe you're still young to experience that constant back pain. Good luck!
@xtremely (46)
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
We have the same problem. Did you overcome it now?
• Philippines
11 Apr 07
no, not yet friend,..
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@neenasatine (2842)
• Philippines
7 Apr 07
try to have a check up with a doctor in a clinic.. i think physical therapist will do... what do you think?
@jnetkris (213)
• United States
10 Apr 07
yes Physical therapists will do in US settings. In the Philippines it does too, but with different set up =). In the Philippines you have to consult the Physiatrist first (they will diagnose, prescribe mediactions, give additional treatments other than mediactions), then the Physiatrist will refer the patient to PT for additional treatments (execises, stretching, traction, hotpacks, etc). But you can find them all in Physical/occupational rehab.