Re: lower back pain
Hi Poet, this is how my back problem started 30 years ago. It would go " out " and I would be in pain and bent over or limping trying to walk, sometimes laid up for a week at a time. I went to a chiro., would get better very slowly, then it would happen again a few months down the road. When one area is not taken care of, it does move around and bring on other symptoms with other areas as they are all connected. I thought my back was just out. My back also finally herniated. Your symptoms are telling you something, and the problem can get worse so I would suggest only going to an ortho. or neuro., as they specialize in this, and getting properly diagnosed, and then you can get the right treatment. I spent 17 years going to chiros, with only x-rays to go on, and my back progressivly got worse. I have nothing against them at all, but found out I was being treated blindly as I should have had other tests to find the cause. I had no falls or accidents, and it herniated slowly, but your symptoms sound very familiar. I have degenerative disk disease, ( which brought on the herniation ) and arthritis, which is progressive, but this can be helped if you get treatment early, I did not, as I did not know any better. You need the proper tests to see what the real cause of your problem is, to be treated for it, and orthos and neuros know what tests to do to find the cause and prescribe the proper treatment. Good luck to you in your pain relief.
Last edited by Kasey443; 04-20-2010 at 07:25 AM.