My doctor has suggested using medicinal cannabis for my chronic pain and fibromylagia. Has it helped for others? and any major side effects I should know about?
Anything that helps your neck, shoulders and back pain ?
Hi there. I’m finding my conditions are making me really low in mood & lonely in my journey. Any advice?
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I joined this app because I feel mostly alone when it comes to my plethora of medical problems. I am very knowledgeable about most of my conditions based on research, self experience, and others experiences. I guess I just need people to lean on some times.
I'm really not sure what to say other than I'm pretty concerned about my health. I've been in nonstop severe pain (other than the chronic pain I already have) from my abdomen (for 13 days straight) and now it's migrated to my sides (side pain for about 4 days now). I keep feeling like my lower back/hips are locking up and my sciatica is going crazy shooting pains down my left leg. I just wish I could have answers but all my tests came back fine from my er trip on Christmas day, so now I'm completely clueless :/ it's getting too difficult to manage at this point and I can barely function. any advice?
Alright back pain gang, have any of y'all gone to a chiropractor? My brother has been going and says it helps him a lot, I'm thinking about going myself but I'm just scared it won't do anything bc my back muscles are so tight 😖
Hey pain people 🙂 So, I work from home a lot of the time. Sometimes I work at a desk, but I often need a different space. A lot of times, I’ll end up at the table or a more supportive couch, but my back still feels like it could use some more support. Whether it’s one of the pillows with arms that you usually see on beds or something else, could you share your recommendations of supportive pillows I could try out?
what’s your daily pain like? how do you manage it? is pain your most severe symptom? mine is lately at a 4 or 5 out of ten without moving, but pretty much any movement of arms or legs quickly spikes it. so I don’t do anything. I’m on a lot of medication but none of it is specifically for pain relief except celebrex, which I just started. I do think it helps a bit but it’s not enough. I also do acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, chiropractic work, and therapies like pemf and laser. they’re all minorly helpful, but all of them combined I believe contributes a lot to my overall health and wellness level.
does anyone have advice for chronic back pain? I've been seeing a chiropractor somewhat regularly for the last 3 years. usually the pain is in my upper back, but it hurts everywhere once in a while. is it my posture? how can I fix it? I don't want to feel this pain forever. it hurts every day.
I have had 2 laminectomy and now they want to fuse my lower back I am only 33 does anyone have any other options
Hello all, I'm pretty sure that I have been on this app for a couple of months now(very bad STM due to a Sever TBI) and I believe this is my 1st post. That being said, I need some advice. I have been dealing with severe chronic low back pain for 15 years now. I have tried almost every kind of treatment out there. Here is part of my story. 1st was trying to find a doctor who would treat me or look at me as a human being. I have tried injections, nerve oblations, TENS unit, narcotics, cognitive behavioral and physical therapy, you name it I've done it. the only treatment I have not tried is a spinal cord stimulator. I have not tried that because I hear different results from different people and currently the regiment that my doctor has me on is someone working and I don't want to go into another situation blind, not knowing if it'll work or if it's just a crapshoot. I have a couple of different questions, I will do my best to keep this as short as possible. For my back the only thing I am doing to treat the pain that I have in my lower back is by taking narcotics (around the clock) and going to physical therapy to hopefully strengthen my back so that it does not hurt as bad. For my medication, I see a pain specialist. The last time my back has been looked at or examined was when I went in for my last back surgery. that took place in 2011, my husband feels like I should be reevaluated by a spine doctor, I'm just not sure what they would find and I also afraid of what they will find. In September it will have been 3 years since my traumatic brain injury, I am still trying to figure my way through that issue before I jump into another issue possibly major issue. Am I foolish to want to wait till I find out what's going on with my brain before I start examining my back? I have been seeing my pain doctor now for 3yrs. Now mind you, I would absolutely 1000% Love Love to get off of the narcotics. I just don't see any other solution out there that would be able to allow me to do the things that I am today, I hope that makes sense. Any advice or thoughts y'all may have for me, I would be greatly greatly appreciated! (I'm very sorry for how long this post of mine turned out to be. 🤗) ~Tina
So I had my 1st steroid epidural yesterday. have a few days yet for it 2 work. I'm looking for others experience w my back issues, it's a list.... .multilevel disc desiccation/DDD . fibrofatty filar thickening L2-L3 to sacrum . bilateral facet arthropathy severe L4-L5 .ligamentum flavum hypertrophy severe L4-L5 . bilateral/left/bilateral neural sub particular foraminal stenosis moderate all . disc bulge all . superimposed left foraminal/extraforaminal disc protrusion L3-L4. severe Every disc I have is messed up from lower back MRI. haven't had upper yet. My pain management wants 2 deal w the stenosis 1st. Most of those are mild 2 severe I just listed severe. I'm not that old, no accidents. Has anyone had good outcome w any treatment for these things? Shud I look for a specialist and do more than pain management? Which specialist? I have 2 referrals for PT. I also have CFS and Fibro. So stressed about PT. Has anyone w stenosis gotten better w just that? Surgery? Any info on it cuz I'm so new at this. .
Hello, I'm 36 in chronic pain but still need to function enough to do basic things. Like shopping, cleaning etc any tips or little secrets you've found work would be awesome.
What is something that has helped you guys feel less alone when you're experiencing a serious amount of physical pain? I've found that it can be really hard to reach out at all, and eveb when I do that my physically well/relatively well friends can have a hard time relating, and/or understanding that I don't just hurt when I occasionally tell them, I hurt when I don't tell them too. Loaded question, I know.
Hi! I'm Bree. What things have really helped with lower back pain besides icy hot and the chiropractor?
I have a lot of back pain. Especially in my lower back. I know I need to exercise but not sure what is best so I don’t make it worse
Has anyone had a lumbar fusion and if so how long will I be in this amount of pain? I had the surgery a week ago.
what treatments work for you on your back pain? lidocaine patches take away the surface pain but don't really get rid of my pain when I move, and icy hot does the same. ibuprofen and stretches do not help, and cannabis takes my mind off of the pain until I move a certain way for it to flare up. I'm so desperate for something to get rid of my pain besides muscle relaxers, because I'm seeing my doctor so often just to get those since they don't do an OTC version that I've found. today is my 5th flare up (roughly) in about a year. It seems to me my back pain is just getting worse
hello how does anyone cope with an L5 disc hyrniation and have to sit down all day at work. my leg, foot and posterior just hurt, by end of day and end of week.
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