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Old 02-09-2005, 08:49 AM   #1
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Mid/Upper Back Pain.


I am somewhat new to the forums, I have been reading posts for sometime but until today, never registered.

I have had back pain as long as I can remember, but over the past five years it has been getting worse, to the point that I experience horriable pain on a daily basis, and cannot sleep at night. I have had several x-rays but nothing is coming back showing problems with my spine. My docter has given me anti-inflamatorys to take, which I have stopped taking because they do not work for me. My doctor blames the pain on weak back muscles. My mother and grandmother both have minor spinabifada, but I was told that would not apply to me. I have purchased a better bed to support my back, I sleep with a pillow between my legs etc.. I go to physio, I work out an hour a day and since I sit for most of the day at work, I have a special chair there as well.

I am really at my wits end, I think there has to be more going on with my back but I dont know what to do, if I should be seeing a specialist or if there is a certain medication that would help.

I doubt this applys but late last year, through a pap I was told that I have Severe Cervical Dysplasia, I then had a Colposcopy and biopsy, followed by laser surgery when finding Cin3. My doctor believes it to be successful but I am scheduled for another pap in april and another colposcopy and biopsy in June.

So...any advice would be greatly appreciated...I'm running out of things that I can do on my own to improve the situation.

Thank you!

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Old 02-09-2005, 11:24 AM   #2
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Re: Mid/Upper Back Pain.

[COLOR=DarkSlateBlue]hola, i too am new here. i love this place though because you know that you are not alone. i have had upper back pain for yrs also. have you tried a chiropractor??they specialize in the back and maybe can give you a little more input. the therapy does help and feels good. unfourtunatly the adjustments don't help me anymore. i was dx with fibro. and for some reason it is very hard to adjust that area for me. but like i said the therapy including heat, electric stimulation and others feels really good. they sometimes have message therapist on hand and that can really be good for that area. the upper back seems to be a hard area to deal with for me to. i try and sit up straight and that is hard to do. hope this helped a little. keep me posted. robin (girl75)[/COLOR]

Old 02-09-2005, 11:36 AM   #3
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Re: Mid/Upper Back Pain.

The upper back is the hardest part to help. I am suffering from the same pain, that and cervical. I have 3 degenerated discs in my neck & stenosis & arthritis in my back. I'm doing massage, ultra sound & decompression of the cervical which I just started.
I tried going without the pain pills, but am back on them. My life is so limited due to this that I have days I can't stand it anymore. I don't leave the house except to go for treatment & I am going bonkers being so limited to tv or pacing the floor.

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