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Old 02-03-2012, 06:00 AM   #1
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BACK Pain - management?

I have had lyme for over six years but was diagnosed one year ago. Since beginning antibiotic treatment, my back pain has become recurring and severe.

The pain is debilitating and at times, I am unable to move.

Is anyone else suffering from back pain related to Lyme disease and how do you manage it? I would greatly appreciate any assistance.

 
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
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Re: BACK Pain - management?

Even mild walking 1-2 miles per day may help. Take the approach that your spine has a use it or lose it mentality. Do you exercise? Have you seen any specialists or a chiropractor? What part of the back? Is it muscular?

 
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My husband has had Lyme for 2 1/2 years now and had many different alternative treatments. He has the chronic neuro Lyme (genetic test confirmed). But recently he has been having excruciating back pain. Chiropractor and acupuncture have not helped. We have all kinds of devices, but no help there either! HELP!!!

 
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Re: BACK Pain - management?

Prolotherapy is the only thing that has helped me with chronic back pain. It is the injection of a natural dextrose solution into the ligament or tendon. This method would be appropriate if the pain is musculoskeletal. In my case, it is a weakened SI joint. Prolotherapy is done by an MD or OD who specializes in this type of natural pain management.

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Prolotherapy is the only thing that has helped me with chronic back pain. It is the injection of a natural dextrose solution into the ligament or tendon. This method would be appropriate if the pain is musculoskeletal. In my case, it is a weakened SI joint. Prolotherapy is done by an MD or OD who specializes in this type of natural pain management.

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You are right, Jen. We have both had quite a bit of prolotherapy done. It has been a lifesaver for me! However, his pain seems to be more neurological now and moves from hip to hip and in between. It started after he began a new Lyme treatment with Chinese herbs. We were told that it was bringing the Lyme out---who knows, when it comes to Lyme!

 
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You are right, Jen. We have both had quite a bit of prolotherapy done. It has been a lifesaver for me! However, his pain seems to be more neurological now and moves from hip to hip and in between. It started after he began a new Lyme treatment with Chinese herbs. We were told that it was bringing the Lyme out---who knows, when it comes to Lyme!
Right, Prolo tends not to be as effective for neurological origins of pain. Two suggestions, although maybe you've already explored them:

1) Mega B vitamins (B vitamins are associated with the nerves) to replace those depleted by the spirochetes.

2) A magnetic mattress pad. I use Nikken but there are other less expensive ones.

I'm a big fan of Chinese boiling herbs as well. Because they are based on one's own individual pulses it's not a "one size fits all" situation. I think, as in most cases, the training and skill of the practitioner is important. I've been using them for years to address many ailments associated with lyme.

Jen

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