It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Back Problems Message Board

Please help with my back problem

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-21-2010, 02:59 AM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 3
Please help with my back problem


I currently having another episode of back pain. But every time its getting worse and worse. I have been getting this on/off for over 10 years now and each time the pins and needles are getting lower and lower down my legs to my foot now. My left leg was the worse but now my right leg is catching it up. Due to work commitments i went to see a private chiropractor who tested my reflexes and said they appear normal except for my left ankle reflex where there was no reflex at all.

She didn't seem too concerned about that though. She gave me a set of exercises which i kind of stuck to and the pain in my back and pins and needles went away like most of my back pain episodes do. Now they have come back with a vengeance and nothing i try seems to releave the pain. I also noticed pins and needles in my middle fingers of my hands but i don't know if that has anything to do with my back.

I've been on ibruprophen and used ice on my back which is not working as good as it used too and i still need to sleep on my side with a pillow between my legs and bring my knees to my chest to keep the pins and needles away.

I also noticed that if i lie on my back and bend my knees and relax them with my soles of my feet together it also hurts. Again, not sure this means anything.

If anyone has the same kind of symptoms or advice that you can share then please please let me know.

Many thanks


Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 04-21-2010, 05:23 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Oak Hill, VA
Posts: 3,503
ibake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB User
Re: Please help with my back problem

[COLOR="Navy"]The pain in your legs is nerve pain and it's becuase you have nerves that are being compressed. The fact that you are losing feeling in your ankle and foot would concern me.

If I were you, I would first stay away from the chiro, then get yourself to a good back doctor who can figure out what is wrong with your back. It's not normal to have to sleep like that. AND if this has been going on for 10 years my guess is that you have suffered some permanent nerve damage.

You really need to get into a doctor and get this figured out. After 10 years I would want to be out of the pain or have a valid reason for why I have it. BTW it isn't good to take so many OTC pain meds either.....

good luck![/COLOR]

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Suggestions needed please...Epstein-Barr brawndo78 Swine Flu (H1N1) 15 05-23-2009 05:39 PM
Please Any Advice ???????????? State1980 Relationship Health 4 10-17-2008 02:55 PM
Please help with ADHD goal planning addprogrammer ADD / ADHD 32 06-09-2008 07:32 AM
Need some opinions please (sorry for long post) BorkBork Depression 7 07-19-2007 04:40 AM
SOMEONE PLEASE please help me rgrantus87 Acid Reflux / GERD 6 01-24-2007 08:25 PM
foreskin, semen, and other questions. please help :confused: SadlyConfused Men's Health 3 01-02-2006 07:42 AM
Please help - how do I help my new husband? darla66 Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 10 01-28-2005 05:36 AM
Help My Wife Please - Pain in Lower Chest - Abdomen bob6831 Open to All Other Health Topics 15 12-08-2004 07:50 AM
Sinus pressure sufferers - SURVEY - please participate. slpagirl Sinus Problems 20 11-01-2004 11:42 PM
Penis problems, please help/advise DaveG03 Sexual Health - Men 9 07-28-2003 01:15 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is Off
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:35 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!