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Junky

330d

How did you find out or realize you had problems with your back? I'm very young, but I'm in so much pain. It comes and goes, and right now I can barely sit up or even move without this horrible ache in my lower right back. My family also apparently has a history of degenerative spine disorders. Currently trying to deny that i have DDD, but the more i research it the less hope I have.

    • Mickey1210

      327d

      I never had back pain until I was in a car accident last December two weeks later I was getting up off the floor and felt sharp radiating pain I had herniated disc and disc degeneration

    • JuliusSeizure

      327d

      I broke it during a minor traffic accident. So they did a bone density scan and they found I have severe osteoporosis.

    • Harli

      328d

      I talked to my doctor about it, tried physical therapy and also got actual xrays to take a thorough look at my whole back/spinal cord.

    • enbypup

      328d

      I hope you're able to get answers! I was sent to a rhumatologist for pain. I also see a pain specialist (I'm not on any pain meds though). my rhumatologist has sent me for MRIs, which have been really helpful for finding out I have DDD and some other mild problems too. I still have pain but just recently had an ESI in my lower back and then just a few days ago had an ESI in my neck as well. I can very much relate to being in pain, and my lower back is the worst.

      • Junky

        328d

        @enbypup I hope so. My parents suspect that I just have a pulled muscle and i have an appointment soon to rule out kidney infections/ovarian stuff, but I'm really worried that i have something like DDD because I've felt this pain before, just not as intense. Just got back from a dnd session (sitting for 4 hours) and I'm in so much pain I cant think straight. Hope I can get answers and maybe that the pain will lessen soon

    • dolphinblues

      330d

      I have always complained about my back and neck hurting for as long as I can remember. My parents took me to a chiropractor around age 7 and in my HS years. I'm not really sure what was causing my pain back then, but it got worse after I slipped and fell directly on my tailbone. That was in 1990, and I was 22. I believe that the fall is what started my DDD. I also have sciatica problems, which are different from DDD. Where is your pain located? Is it closer to your waistline in the back or middle of the pelvic area?

      • Junky

        330d

        @dolphinblues It feels like it's worst at waist level and radiates, mostly on my right but i feel pain sometimes on the left too??? The pain is much worse when sitting down or bending over but I'm fine when I'm standing or lying down.

        • Max1979

          113d

          @Junky This is a sign of S1 nerve irritation. You should have s bulge or herniation at L4-S1 level. MRI and chiropractic clinical test should determine your source if pain. Unfortunately, injury at this level is very to get rid of and will keep coming back, unless you still have good height at your disc and they are stable, in this case minimally invasive microdiscactomy will help followed by conservative life style and good diet snd exercises then there will be hope to heal

        • dolphinblues

          330d

          @Junky have you tried going to a chiropractor? It may help. It sounds similar to how I felt after my fall. Things that helped me were using heat after waking up and before activity, ice after activities and at the end of the day, massage therapy, tens unit, and hot epsom salt baths. I hope this helps. Being in so much pain sucks. I'm sorry you're going through this.

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One person shared that they realized they had back problems when they were a teenager, after doing hard physical labor such as moving large rocks or stumps and installing fence posts. They developed back problems before the age of 20 and their condition worsened when they took on a physically demanding job at 40. Now, they have several herniated and one ruptured disks and can barely walk. Another person mentioned that they have chronic low back pain on their right side and can only walk or stand for a short time before they are in pain. Sitting relieves their pain.

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