Yeah, I get pain pretty much all over my back. Sometimes it's between my shoulder blades. Other times its at the base of my back and can radiate down through my leg.It's really bad! I've found that walking around a little helps me more than sitting or lying down.
Some days I'm free from it and almost want to Party!!
Very much. Not all the time, mostly upper back, shoulder blades. Can be lower back, too, but I can usually trace this to an activity. Down my legs and arms, triggered, I think, by trigger points in back and neck.
LOTS of back pain--middle and lower mostly. I am getting an MRI on lower back on Thursday just to check to see if I have a disc problem, but like every other test I am sure I will look "perfect". Oh well, my doc is being very detailed and I am not going to complain about that!
Mine is mostly in my lower back between my hips. I've been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease and have arthritis other places, so I figure the pain is from that rather than the fibromyalgia. I could be wrong.
I hurt terribly when I get out of bed, and when I've sat too long at the computer. Can't not sleep, and won't give up my computer!!
I have lots of pain in my back. The higher pain i.e. shoulder area, actual shoulders and muscles around there, I definitely put down to fibro.
Pain in the lower area, and in my actual spine and boney bits down there is because I have a very bad gait because of my physical disabilities and the way I move my body around to try to walk.
We have got to remember ladies (and gents too) that our doctors think that once we are over 21, all of our bits start to pack up. "It's your age my dear".
Especially with our spines, "wear and tear". According to them we are falling to bits he he.
Hope you are all doing ok tonight.
I am not a medical doctor, I only speak from my own experience of the illnesses I discuss here.
Golden how right you are, amazing how fast we start to fall apart according to the docs.
Yes I attribute my upper back, neck and shoulder pain to FM. I also have DDD in thoracic spine and lumbar and a couple buldged discs and I'm sure a lot of pain is from that, but boy when the muscle pain hits there is no question what it is.
I have had low back pain for YEARS. The one good thing that has come from my treatment for FMS is - 2 days after starting prozac, my low back pain is no longer constant! Trouble is today I hurt EVERYWHERE else today.
Yes I have had lower back pain for about 8 years. That is where most of my aches and pains are but I hurt other places too. In 99 I had an MRI but it did not show anything. In September I went to the Dr. and he checked me and felt like I had an 80% chance of it being Fibro. I took a muscle relaxant and that helped for about 5 months, and then stopped working. About a week ago the Dr. put he on a low dose of Elavil to see if that will help.
Yeah , I have lower back pain ! In a huge way....I feel like I've broken my tailbone or like I have this big bruise right in the middle of my lower back , ( just above the butt. ) It has gotten progressively worse from 2000 on. Yet , X - rays and MRI's say I'm fine. It has to be the FMS and baby , it sucks. Even if I feel fine the rest of the way , my lower back hurts.
Hope you all feel good today.
Oh yes, back pain. For me it was always pain, and intense burning along the spine. When it would flare-up in my back, I found exercise really helped. I also opted for ice packs, instead of a heating pad. Heat never helped the affected areas, for me. I would make up ice bags, and actually lie on them, until the pain was not felt. Amazing, how much better the areas would feel. I'd pop a few aspirin, try to relax, do a bit of deep breathing, and usually within an hour or so, I'd be set to go.
One of my worst trigger points is my lower back, but my upper back can ache something awful, especially if I ride or drive a car and have no lumbar support. I am trying to correct my bad posture, which is HARD but seems to be helping. I would try lumbar support when you sit for a long time and see if that makes a difference.
Same here. I have almost constant pain in my upper back, neck and shoulders. However, when I have a bad flare-up my lower back (down by my butt too!) really hurts. I have a difficult time just straightening up!