Bad Back

Discussion in 'Just Talk' started by koolpc, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. koolpc

    koolpc Well-Known Member

    Ok, who suffers with a bad back?

    Been suffering since 18. Now 54 and has gotten worse.

    Got MRI soon.

    Saw 2 Osteopaths this week. No joy.

    Taking meds daily. Back getting worse and worse. Any others have a bad back? I do work but worried that it will stop me from working. It can get quite bad.
  2. btiw2

    btiw2 Well-Known Member

    Knees, back, shoulders, even my hair hurts.

    My sympathies.
  3. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Had my back problems 36 years, & it's been giving jip for the last two weeks, with this cold weather not helping,no good taking to your bed,you have to fight it & move around.
    Many years ago had a plaster cast for two/three months, which gave back support & allow lumbar to sort it self out, but now I'm 54,I find you got to sensible with what you lift,how you move, you get the warning signs,but occasionally you ignore them,then suffer afterwards.

    Had more luck with a chiropractor when younger.
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  4. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    What about Acupuncture? Regular Sports Massages? I would think reliance on meds can only contribute to a downward spiral.
  5. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Well-Known Member

    Take a look at Johnbchiro........get used to his style...lots of fact based info. Briliant.
    If a chiro says you need 5 to 10 sessions.( for a basic problem)...ditch him.
    Most solutions occur in 2 sessions...the other 8 are 5 minute money makers.
  6. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    +1 for a chiropractor.
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  7. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Well-Known Member

    Bodge, Chiro saved my life 35 years I do have faith in the discipline and the good ones.
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  8. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    My chiro was good too, looking at the whole body, posture very important but the main thing is that he was treating the cause not the symptoms unlike most physios.

    Kools - if it's skeletal then chiro is the way to go.
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  9. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Well-Known Member

    Bodge......far more sophisticated than just the skeleton.
    Johnbchiro....when you get some time.
  10. MalcyB

    MalcyB Member

    Chiro's are worth it. I kept getting sprinting injuries and spent a lot of time in Physio.
    Decided to try a Chiro found that my left leg was 20mm shorter than my right, after four sessions, leg length same, no more bad back and no more injuries. Happy days.
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  11. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    So you were constantly out of plumb? :)
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  12. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    You should have realised that way before the Chiro when your mates nick name for you was 'Penguin', (sorry couldn't resist). :D
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  13. Devil's Advocate

    Devil's Advocate Well-Known Member

    I hope the MRI scan will determine the issue, Kools, and then you'll hopefully know where to go for the cure.

    Hellish thing, utterly debilitating.

    Good luck.

    Pray lots. (Apparently gawd is pretty good at sorting relatively little individual issue like this, whereas he's pants at preventing things like famine and genocide) :oops:
  14. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    Proper memory foam mattresses (not toppers) are apparently lifesavers when it comes to bad backs. Bear in mind I'm not talking ankylosing spondylitis here, just aches, pains and twinges.
  15. koolpc

    koolpc Well-Known Member

    Seen 2 Osteopaths last week. Back worse! Lol
  16. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Mar 4, 2018
  17. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    You mentioned this at the beginning.
  18. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    Still not looked up ad hominem yet I see.
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  19. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    See a chiropractor!
  20. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    You should know by now that Drools doesn't listen to advice, he likes to have a problem to moan about.

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