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Back Pain

Back Pain

I have been suffering with lower back pain for years. Numerous xrays and MRI's and several identify the same issues in the spine with bulging discs. Some radiologists don't agree in the findings so it leaves me somewhat perplexed. My dilema is that I have had 4 drs (2 of them rheumatologists) refer me to pain management. At present, the finding is inflammation and tendonitis. Has pain mgmt helped anyone on this site? I had one consult with this dr and he recommended injections. I've heard so… read more

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

BexB I have similar pain in my back shoulders and neck. They don't always hurt at once but sometimes they do and its very painful. I believe these are typical Fibro tender points. Fibro hurts often around the joints if you exert weight on, or sometimes at night for no reason. I use Intenzymes prescribed by my Chiro for inflammation. Its natural and works amazingly. TAKEN WITHOUT FOOD ITS A NATURAL ANTI INFLAMMATORY (taken with food its helps with digestion). I only buy from my drs office. Tried to order from Amazon but they tasted different and gave me a headache). Allegra helps me with muscle tingling (and according to my ENT Allegra is non cumulative which means I can take daily but I just take as needed). Zyrtec helps with brain fog and TYLENOL helps with pain and brain fog too. I take these or Advil only when I can't bear pain. I also find Desert Harvest Aloe Vera relieves Fibro discomfort when its mild to moderate.
I cant take strong OTC or prescription meds bc I'm too sensitive to side effects so I take natural supplements sparingly (for similar reasons) and wimpy oTC meds.
Take care.
Hugs,
Zoes

posted 2 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hello! I have the same thing at the moment with my shoulder and neck. I have been for x-rays recently and nothing was out of place, infact the chiro was impressed at the x-rays. However my arm / shoulder / neck is still super painful. I thought that it could be from a pinched nerve but nothing came up. I have tried so many different things from anti inflammatires, muscle relaxants, pain killers, physiotherapy, chiropractor and loads of heat but nothing is working for me. I am waiting to talk to my dr at the moment. Hopefully he can offer some guidance over the phone because I really dont want to be going out for a while during this covid spike in South Africa. I feel too vulnerable.

posted 3 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have epidurals every few months otherwise couldn't walk or do much

posted 3 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I see pain management for all my pain issues. I don’t like injections because I don’t like needles. However, I have had blocks done and epidurals. Only one really hurt where I screamed when it was done. The doctor whomI trusted, said I was very inflammed in that area.

I find the injections to be very helpful and I have gone years between them. I just had an injection on Tuesday. All my injections are in my lower back. Today, Wednesday, I can tell the pain is better and hopefully, will keep improving.

I suggest you interview the doctor before going forward. Your special needs MUST be taken into account. If you can, take an advocate with you to help ask questions. I will be interested in whatever you decide. I added you to my team. If I can answer any questions about my experiences, let me know. Gentle hugs.

posted 3 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I'm in the uk and I finished a pain management programme in march.it was brilliant, I did it all online they give you some gentle exercises, psychology sessions and relaxation.
I thought they were after taking my medication away but it isnt like that x

posted 3 months ago
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