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Author Topic: Lower Back pain & Muscle Spasms  (Read 9425 times)

beacon_43

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Lower Back pain & Muscle Spasms
« on: March 15, 2009, 03:33:35 PM »
Hi
Have been having pain in the lower back for past 3 months. Sometimes when I sneeze I end up on the ground with acute pain that does not go away for several hours or in extreme cases several days.
Went to the Doctors who sent me for a CT scan, the results: -
CONCLUSION:
 :'( Multilevel degeneative disc change with central/right paracentral disc extrusion L4/L5 and moderate posterior element hypertrophy with consequent righ subarticular recess/lateral recess stenosis and inpingement traversing right L5 nerve root and moderate canal stenosis.

 :'( Severe facet joint anthropathy L5/S1 level.

Doctor says I have Arthritis and is sending me to a Physiotherapist for ?????? and exercises. (Have never had much faith in these quacks!)

Why can't these learned people speak english so that I and all others who pay them to do the CT can understand what the hell they are saying is actually wrong. Doctor tried to explain it to me but him being Indian the explanation of my condition did not come across all that well and I am no better off knowing whats wrong with my spine.
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Bruce


sherry

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Re: Lower Back pain & Muscle Spasms
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2009, 08:03:46 PM »
Hi

I have had chronic lower back pain for the last 4 years and have had my fair share of physio.
I did try accupunture which helped my leg and buttock pain for a while.
After various treatments ie. Facet joint injections,Epidurals and then a decompression i returned to the physio and he did relieve my leg pain to a manageable pain but could do nothing for my back pain.

Just go for it. It it relieves any pain then it's worth it.

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Re: Lower Back pain & Muscle Spasms
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2009, 11:57:27 PM »
Treating symptoms is a short term fix at best. The degeneration in your spine is not the problem but the result of your problem. Obviously critical muscles in your back that provide support are not working properly so there is too much pressure going onto your structure which shouldn't be happening. This cause accelerated wear and tear and the picture you see.

If you focus on getting your muscles working properly again they will provide support and you won't get the pain or pressure building up on your structure.

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Steve

jeanie

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Re: Lower Back pain & Muscle Spasms
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2009, 11:13:50 AM »
hi steve, i have my lower back pain again,xrays show i have a droped pelvis,massage seems to help a little,but there seems to be no solution,it comes twice a year,pain killers give very little releaf,i also use the threadmill as that gives a bit of releaf,i have written to you a couple of times before,but somehow they did'ent get through,many thanks for your emails.jean

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Re: Lower Back pain & Muscle Spasms
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2009, 05:28:32 AM »
Hi Jean sorry the emails aren't getting through but this is probably the best place to ask questions anyway. I am guessing you are not using the self treatment program as you didn't mention it. I can only say it would be a good idea as you can determine where your problem muslces are and guide the massage therapists. Plus doing the SLM yoga inbetween sessions will be bound to help stabilise things and even speed up the progress they are making.

The yoga is particularly good for rebalancing the pelvis (combined with the other techniques covered in the book) whereas most ther therapies are not. This is the key to your becomming pain free. It doesn't matter what else is done to loosen you up id your pelvis stays out your pain will remain.
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Steve

Linda_ka

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Lower Back pain Muscle Spasms
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2009, 04:20:51 AM »
I think when it comes to back pain the most common affected part of the body is the trapezius muscle.

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Re: Lower Back pain & Muscle Spasms
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2009, 05:51:18 AM »
I haven't found that Linda, perhaps on some people but only the odd case.

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Steve

 

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