Who has back (spine disc) problems

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Re: Who has back (spine disc) problems

Postby Elsbeth » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:15 am

PrincessP.. No that doesn't mean you have artritis hun, it means yo have spinal fusion. They are 2 different things.
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Re: Who has back (spine disc) problems

Postby LinzWorld » Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:25 pm

Mel70 wrote:Hi Im a Newbie, :?
I fell onto my back over 30 yrs ago. when osteopath worked on my back 3yrs ago it brought all the pain & the memories flooding back. The MRI ( which i only got after bursting into tears in GP's office, when i went,4th time, about urine retention) showed bulging disc & dengerative disc disease in lower spine.My coccyx burns constantly. helped now with all the pain meds, It must all be linked somewhere don't you think :?:


Chronic pain, trauma and spinal cord compression are all possible factors in the development of Fibro, so anyone with these kinds of problems is at high risk of developing Fibro.
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Re: Who has back (spine disc) problems

Postby Mel70 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:54 pm

Hiya Linzworld :)
Thanks for response. I was diagnosed on Monday,5th Oct. I don't think it's dawned on me yet though.
I've been ill a long long time. Always hid it as best i could. Not to make a menace of myself. Always worked fulltime. Went from job to job to job.
Is it ok to talk about my past and stuff on here? I don't want to be a grump. but I need to talk to someone. My husband is a beautiful man but he gets upset about my childhood & the abuse from my first husband. Getting a bit emotional now, I don't know why. I'll go and have a minute. my hands are starting anyway. Thank you for being here.I'll be back soon.
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Re: Who has back (spine disc) problems

Postby auroura » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:41 am

Hi Mel70, yes yes yes it is ok to talk on here hun, we all do, i swear sometimes it saves my sanity, well what little i have left :lol:

The more i think about it i feel my fibro does stem from back probs. I have had them since i was 13 years old, then i was ill from there on. I am having a very bad time at the minute, i am having a new kitchen put in, its taking ages(council) and messy and i am not coping well with it at all.

I actually slept past my alarm on monday and was late picking up my daughter from school, i felt soo bad :( it really upset me, and of course as i was late she had fallen and hurt herself, which made me feel even worse, i am not sleeping at night, sleeping in the day due to total exhaustion, in pain, constant headache. I have so much to do in the house.
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Re: Who has back (spine disc) problems

Postby shazq » Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:01 pm

I have found that using a TENS machine helps also a memory mattress.
I have a 4 pad TENS machine, you can leave it on for as long as you like, it has different settings and its mobile so you can still move around while using it.
Since using the mattress topper i have found that my body is less stiff then it used to be, i still wake in pain but feel it does help.
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Re: Who has back (spine disc) problems

Postby auroura » Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:44 pm

I forgot to say that i use an electric heat pad, this does help me alot. A really good mattress is also good, although i have a decent one, but due to lying down most days all day :( its not as good as it was.
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Re: Who has back (spine disc) problems

Postby gillshutt » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:52 am

I have one of those tens machines SHaz, I've actually worn it out to town and to pick up the youngest from school... it did occur to me I might look like I have a bomb on me :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Who has back (spine disc) problems

Postby Mel70 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:38 pm

Hello again. :)
Thank you for such a positive welcome. It makes me lol when you talk about daily life. You are all so inspiring. I know none of us feel like it though :( The TENS bomb was very funny.I've been reading about your pets aswell. All such a help. I've been needing my stick a bit more often lately and I fret that ppl will think I'm shamming.It all stems from my childhood.

When I was a kid, about 13, I recall having a bad back. My father told me I was too young. We weren't allowed to be ill you see. :nono:
I've started to wonder if I could have had FM since childhood. I've always suffered total body aches & Pains, sometimes, the slightest touch would hurt. This, together with assorted associated ailments. Mouth ulcers, overactive bladder, bad menstruation, fatigue, numbness etc. God don't I go on :oops:

It's also dawning on me more, recently, that I'm getting older. NOT NICE. :yikes:

Now I've got my wonderful husband and my Son is happy at Uni I want to live for-bloody-ever!!!! :twisted: had a brainstorm then, sorry peeps.

James #1 Son just foned. He's on his way home for a night or 2. Lovely jubbly :clap: .
Thanks for being here. Will sign in again tomorrow.

Have a good night all. Try to sleep well.
:grouphug: Mel. x
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Re: Who has back (spine disc) problems

Postby auroura » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:56 pm

Hi Mel, yes me too hun, i definatly know i have had fibro since the age of around 13. When i sit and look back at all the little health problems, they all add up to a heck of alot of health probs. I was lucky in the fact my mum DID know something was wrong and took me to the Dr. I have very bad migraines from that age, and i was sent to a child psychiatrist!!!!!!!!!!!! because at the time, kids dont get migraines i was told. yea right, it makes me very angry as i lost part of my visual field and am unable to drive. Right thats enough for now lol, must stop ranting, must stop ranting :)
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Re: Who has back (spine disc) problems

Postby Starscape » Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:44 pm

i have 4 dried discs in my spine & it effects the way i walk & get around & i have to rely on cruchtes to get around & also i find it hard to sleep & get comfortable.
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Re: Who has back (spine disc) problems

Postby Harley » Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:30 am

It was a back injury that I believe brought on my FM.

I had an accident at work which a private ortho consultant just passed off as a muscle sprain, I'd actually broken my back well two vertibre which was diagnosed at the local A&E. I now have prolapsed disks in my lower back, compression of the spinal cord and one prolapsed disc in my neck, curvature of the spine and the vertibre that were broken are falling apart. Because of the curvature I'm leaning to one side and putting excessive pressure on my left hip which I'm told is going to need replacing in the near future.

I now have a brilliant NHS ortho specialist who is trying his best to right all the problems and relieve the pain.God bless the NHS .

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