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Back Problems board


Im sorry for the loss of your dog. I lost one of mine back in August to a horrific disease called pemphigus. He was the most wonderful dog and he didnt deserve to die in such a horrific way. I hope yours didnt suffer.

As to you, since your issues have not gone away it's time you saw a doctor to find out what is really going on back there, then to find a possible solution.

It is possible it's nothing more than soft tissue (muscles) not playing nice and you may be experiencing muscle spasms and general strained back. But it may be a disc & spine issue and if it's in the thoracic region (which it sounds like it may be) and you are experiencing problems breathing.. that can be quite serious.

Please get yourself looked at. Your GP is an okay place to start. The doc will either order an xray to check your bones on a simple level and give you some meds to see if they help you. Then if you aren't any better after that.. then an MRI will need to be done to see a better imaging of what is going on with your spine.

Bedtime can be the pits. How do you sleep? You might try changing positions to be more comfortable and also maybe keeping your spine more properly aligned when you sleep. Such as a small pillow under your knees if you sleep on your back. Or a pillow between your legs if you sleep on your side, etc.

if you arent already doing so and you are okay to take it.. take some tylenol or ibuprofen to help ease the pain and also reduce any inflammation. You might try taking this an hour or so before bedtime and see if they offers any additional benefit for you through the night.

Let us know how you are doing.