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Michele Short

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CRONIC LOWER BACK PAIN
« on: January 06, 2009, 12:32:19 AM »
 This was the results of a CT scan about 4 months ago.
L3-4minor disc bulge with endplate osteophytes. L4-5 there is more prominent disc bulge, early hypertrophy of the ligamentum, flavum is suggested with small osteophytes of the apophyseal joints. An early spinal stenosis. L5-S1 There are degenerative changes in apophyseal joints. Degenerative disc disease is noted at all levels with osteoarthritis. Is there any way I can be without pain I am 49 I have been told I just have to control the pain levels I am on naspan patches at the moment 10mg but they are not really helping much I am now getting pain while swimming. Please can you help in any way, or give me suggestions I am starting to get depressed and I dont know if it is the medication or the fact as they tell it that I have to live with it for the rest of my life. Can you suggest any other pain relief.
Michele

Steve Lockhart

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Re: CRONIC LOWER BACK PAIN
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2009, 02:23:57 AM »
Hi Michelle,
The structural areas of your spine have obviously been under some pressure for a long time for these changes to take place. Not sure if it was from a lack of exercise, poor diet or bad lifestyle or a combination of all three but that doesn't really matter now , what does is doing something about it.

Your doctors are correct when they say little can be done for these structural areas but they are not right in saying there is nothing you can do to help yourself reduce or get rid of the pain. The stronger, healthier and more balanced and supple you get the muscle system in your body the less pressure you will have on those structural areas and the less pain you will feel.

That is really all you can do and it involves a good diet, some regular exercise and some good bodywork so it all comes together for you. Also putting them in the right order.

Don't be brainwashed by doctors who have limited vision on what you can do for your body, sure the drugs they give you might not help but the alternatives are worth working at, how ever long it takes.

Good luck,
Steve

Michele Short

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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2009, 02:49:39 AM »
Thanks Steve, you are basicaly reinforcing what I know deep down. I had over worked my back like a bull at a gate when my muscle structure was not in shape to handle the heavy manual work I have done over the years, and I am paying for it.  I have put in a pool so I am trying to exercise daily, and I am doing some ball work, at this stage I can not do too much at a time. I have just started to see a physio, and am going to also get some acupuncture I was seeing a chiropracture, but I found I was in more pain after I saw them.  I am new in town, not sure what is available, I am trying to see if the is anybody that does Cranio Sacral work around the Fraser coast or Sunshine Coast, if you know of any please let me know.

again Thanks.......Michele

Steve Lockhart

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Re: CRONIC LOWER BACK PAIN
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2009, 03:39:15 AM »
Hi Michelle, I have students around the Sunshine coast that you can look up here, www.myotherapy.com.au/find

I can assure you they will provide as much if not more help than the others you are considering.

Good luck,
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2009, 12:19:28 AM »
I need to lose weight  2 stone my only concern is that I suffer from lower back pain? and therefore cant do much exercise. Whats the answer

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Re: CRONIC LOWER BACK PAIN
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2009, 07:16:08 PM »
Definitely eating the right food is the way to start. Perhaps the liver cleansing diet from a Doctor Sandra Cabot would be useful.

Exercise in the water is always a good one for back pain sufferers and is an important part of my self treatment program.

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Steve
« Last Edit: September 27, 2011, 05:27:47 PM by Steve Lockhart »

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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2010, 02:56:35 AM »
Hi Steve,

The resource you have provided here is so good and I will definitely go through it and what I strongly feel is somewhere heavy weight is also a big reason for lower back pain, that is why you need to be more focus on that extra pounds which may badly affects you.

Else, I can suggest you consult a doctor who will guide you perfectly to get away from such chronic pains as you can ask for tens unit management which you can use by yourself to control your pain.


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« Last Edit: February 15, 2010, 05:56:22 AM by Steve Lockhart »

 

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