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Old 04-24-2005, 12:47 PM   #1
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back pain

I HAVE BEEN HAVING THIS PAIN IN MY BACK FOR FIVE WEEKS NOW... I AM 45 YEARS OLD, DOING EXERCISE FOR THE LAST 18 YEARS,j FIVE TIMES A WEEK FOR A HOUR, SOME SOFT LIFTWHEIGHTING IN COMBINATION WITH AEROBICS, ABDOMINALS AND SQUATS I AM VERY CAREFUL WITH WHAT I DO BECAUSE 23 YEARS AGO I HAD AN OPERATION IN MY LEFT KNEE SO I DON'T JUMP OR STRESS MY KNEE.. BUT I USE MY RIGHT LEG MORE IN ORDER TO PROTECT MY LEFT KNEE. MY KNEE IS FINE NOWADAYS BUT 8 WEEKS AGO I WAS GARDENING AND DID NOT SQUAT TO PLANT THE FLOWERS SO I BENT MY BACK A LOT SINCE THAT DAY I HAVE BEEN HAVING THIS PAIN IN MY LOWER BACK IT IS MORE ACCUTE IN THE RIGHT SIDE AND AS THE DAY GOES BY IT GOES INTO MY WAIST...I CAN NOT DO ANY TIPE OF EXERCISE I AM GOIN TO BACK THERAPY (IT IS BEEN A WEEK NOW) THERE I PERFORM SOME EXERCISES WITH THE SUPERVISION OF A DOCTOR THEY GIVE ME ULTRA SOUND, HOT PILLOW AND SOME ELECTRICAL SMALL SHOCKS I HAVE BEEN TAKING PAIN KILLERS AND MUSCULAR RELAXANTS BUT THE PAIN DOES NOT GOES AWAY IT IS THERE ALL DAY AND NIGHT....... MY X RAYS REVEALED NOTHING BUT I DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING BECAUSE NOTHING SEEMS TO WORK IF I AM SITTING DOWN MY BACK HURTS, IF I AM STANDING UP IT HURTS TOO AND IF I AM LYING DOWN IT HURTS TOO....... I AM AFRAID BECAUSE THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE THAT MY BACK IS HURTING AND I DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO ANYMORE IT HURTS ALL DAY... NO MATTER WHAT I DO OR DO NOT DO....... WHAT DO YOU RECOMEND????? I LIVE IN MEXICO AND I AM THINKING MAYBE THE DOCTOR SHOULD DO A "TAC" TO SEE IF THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH MY NERVES SINCE THE X RAYS REVEALED NOTHING... I AM VERY WORRIED,, SHOULD I DO EXERCISE OR NOT?? THEY TELL ME THAT WALKING INSIDE THE POOL IS GOD BUT THE PAIN MAKES ME AFFRAID TO DO ANYTHING, THE ONLY TIME I FEEL NO PAIN IS WHEN I AM IN THE THERAPHY AFTER THAT I AM GOOD FOR TWO HOURS OR SO MY BODY GETS COLD AND THE PAIN RETURNS.... TELL ME WHAT TO DO PLEASE..THANKS RUBYGARCIA

 
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Old 04-24-2005, 01:20 PM   #2
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Re: back pain

Welcome Ruby Garcia

I am not sure what a "TAC" is?

Hopefully you've pulled/strained muscles in your back, but if it is so painful that resting doesn't help perhaps you should ask your Dr for an MRI. Sometime x-rays alone will not show all that is wrong.
If your taking muscle relaxers and pain meds and it still continues this long I would certainly suggest you see a specialist to make sure it's nothing serious.
I'm glad you found this back board.
please keep us posted and I hope you feel better soon.

BionicWitch

 
Old 04-24-2005, 04:52 PM   #3
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Re: back pain

I agree with bionic. You should be some better by now so you probably need to see a specialist and have an MRI done. Plain x-rays will not show the discs and there is where the injury might be.

Good luck and please let us know how you are doing.

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Old 04-24-2005, 07:31 PM   #4
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Re: back pain


Welcome Ruby Garcia
I too do not have anytime that is painfree in the day so I can sympathise.
I do find that a hottie on my back when I am sitting or lying down helps, it dosent take the pain away but it is soothing.
I agree too that you need to go a further step with seeing a specialist because I feel your pain shouldve eased a little by now.
Good luck
Lee

 
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