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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:

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

posted about 1 year ago
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 11 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 about 1 year ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I just la down with my friend hot rice bag 3 minutes in the microwave and helps to relaxed the pain and recently i take magnesium citrate and Tumeric Curcuma with black pepper Kirkland is the best 👌 I Take with the food and good for inflammation and my intestines😏

posted 7 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have had the epidurals done in my back for years and my neck where they burn the nerves so you feel no pain for awhile. I could not do much of anything without them, the surgery center I go to gives you the choice of being put to sleep so you don't feel any pain during the procedure. Just make sure you have a good pain management doctor who knows what he is doing. I also wear a patch and have pills for break thru pain but with the shots I don't need the pills as much.

posted 12 months ago
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