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Old 03-10-2013, 12:17 PM   #1
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back pain

I had a fall about a year and a half ago landed on my hip and arm ripped my rotator cuff had surgery and had to have carpal tunnel surgery also damaged my ulnar nerve. I hurt my back had xrays and mri and they both showed that nothing was wrong but that I did have degenerative arthritis in my back and hip, the pain in my back is getting worse not better it now goes across my mid to lower back and into my buttocks and down the side and back of my legs, nothing I do make it better could someone tell me could the fall of made the arthriitis worse? I can't take the pain much more and I don't like taking pain meds.

 
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:25 AM   #2
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Re: back pain

The foremost thing for back pain is to maintain the right procedure and it is seen that people with back pain if rest more than they are likely to suffer from more pain and the daily activities are also affected. Exercises would be helpful for improving the flexibility of the body. Applying ice and heat would be helpful for reducing the swelling and also make sure to sleep in the right way in the right mattress.

 
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:10 PM   #3
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Re: back pain

Spinal arthritis tends to continue to cause degenerative changes in the joints of the spine as we age. Also, the discs lose moisture as we age which causes them to flatten, resulting in the bones becoming closer together. All this results in spinal nerves getting compressed.

Your accident may have had some effect on these degenerative changes in your spine. Any severe impact tends to cause arthritic changes to develop more quickly than they might have otherwise....

You may have a disc that is bulging or has herniated that is now pressing on a spinal nerve. This can result in pain at the level of the disc or it can radiate at any point down the buttocks, leg and into the foot.

You might want to take a look at the "Back Problems" board where most of us with spine problems hang out!

 
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