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Old 11-07-2003, 10:56 PM   #1
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Lower Back Pain..any response greatly appreciated!!

I am new here and was wondering if anyone else has this problem. I am 50 years old and for the pasrt several years I have had lower back pain on and off. It seems that if I do housework, mow the lawn etc. I can only do so much before I have to sit down for a while. The pain will start slowly and then get to the point I can barely make it to the chair to sit. Sitting does give it relief. Then I get back up until it starts all over again. Is this arthritis? Anyone else with same symptoms?

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Old 11-10-2003, 08:29 PM   #2
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Could be just a case of Lumbago, very common especially for our age group, your back has taken alot of abuse over the years and the discs may be narrowing and maybe a little demineralization along with it. Have you had a DEXA Scan to check for osteoporosis? My arthritis hurts all the time and sitting makes me feel worse. I know when I mop the floor just the slight bend at the waist for a period of time makes it real stiff that when I start to straighten out it is painful. The only way is to have an xray of the area and they can see the vertbral and disc changes and look at the facet joints which is avery common place for arthritis, I have arthritis in the facet joints throughout my spine. I would talk to your Dr.

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