[QUOTE=Cyndee]Hello. Im writing to ask for help for my fiance. He has had back problems for many years. He saw a dr. and he took x-rays and found some minor degenerating disks but basically that was it -- no follow-up, no advice. His dr. did not suggest any type of surgery.
He is in pain constantly. Ibuprofen doesn't help; celebrex doesn't help. Can anyone suggest anything else to help with his lower back pain. He has it constantly and I don't know how to help him.
Would a deep muscle massage help? Acupuncture? Anything besides Ibuprofen? I'm desperate. Thanks![/QUOTE]
Hello Cyndee, As you will notice while reading these threads that we (back Patients) see alot of doctors. Tell him to get out there and do his homework. Try different meds, try different doctors, try different theropies. Its totally up to the patient with the pain to do the foot work in order to gain relief. We are all different in how we react to meds so he may have to go thru many before he finds some that work for him. It can be a long proccess, but the sooner he starts, the better. As for surgery, no respecting surgeon will operate until such time as he has tried all other options, which is where the time factor comes in. We back pain sufferers have all had to wait at some time or another. Tell your fiance to act like a customer and to treat the doctor as a salesman, and your fiance is not to leave the office until he has some satisfaction. The more you complain and whine the more action you get. This comes from seeing doctors for 19 years now. So get him to think positively and act on that thinking. Good Luck. PS: He is very lucky to have your support as many of us are alone in our plight. You are obviously a wonderful person.