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Hi. I am new here.
I am suffering from back pain. Doctor said it's becouse of protrusion.
Painkillers do nothing. My back still hurts.
And I don't want any surgery.
Can any of you help me to find the way out of this situation without drug therapy and surgery?
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Old 26.10.2011, 13:39
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Hi. I am new here.
I am suffering from back pain. Doctor said it's becouse of protrusion.
Painkillers do nothing. My back still hurts.
And I don't want any surgery.
Can any of you help me to find the way out of this situation without drug therapy and surgery?
Gentle exercise? Massage? Something to strengthen the back to help prevent a full hernia.

Can't you try another doctor that might start you on some non-invasive, non-drug therapy?
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Can't you try another doctor ?
I think I'll have to 'cos my doctor insist on surgery and thare is no guarantee with that.
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Re: Back pain

I think advice is only as good as the information you have provided.

eg.
How did you hurt your back?
Where on your back is the pain?
How long have you had this pain for?
Are there any specific actions you can't perform?
Is the pain chronic or sharp?


Personally, I think the secret lies in stretching and excercise with low impact.

Focus your excercise on developing your 'core strength'.

Massages and Yoga etc will help fight the 'discomfort' (otherwise known as pain), but you have to harded up to a few facts - you are going to have to deal with the pain until the spine is stable.

Focus on posture and lower abdominal strength for the time being.
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Hi. I am new here.
I am suffering from back pain. Doctor said it's becouse of protrusion.
Painkillers do nothing. My back still hurts.
And I don't want any surgery.
Can any of you help me to find the way out of this situation without drug therapy and surgery?
Is there a reason you don't want drugs or surgery? You say the drugs do nothing, so presumably you can discuss this with your doctor and see if he can find some that do. What are you taking anyway?

And if he says surgery is the best option, I'd tend to think he would be right. GPs don't usually suggest invasive options if they think there are better non-invasive approaches worth trying.

And think yourself lucky - I'm permanently on painkillers, after breaking ten ribs and nine vertebrae (amongst other injuries) in a bike accident a few years ago. Without the surgery (titanium pins) I would have had to spend around six months in a hospital bed with an uncertain future, without the drugs I'd be bed-bound and permanently in pain. Well, I'm permanently in pain anyway, but they at least make it bearable most of the time.

So count your blessings.
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Old 26.10.2011, 13:55
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I think I'll have to 'cos my doctor insist on surgery and thare is no guarantee with that.
if you've got a "protrusion" ( bone spur ?, growth ? ) and severe back pain there is no guarantee you'll be able to walk in a month.

how about instead of asking a bunch of clowns (myself included ) on a public forum you

1) find a forum specializing in back issues to ask some specific questions

2) get to a doctor ( another doctor, or a third doctor, or a fourth )
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Re: Back pain

I mimagine that you have a slipped disc. (protrusion). My advice - having this summer had real problems, is: don't operate until at least eight weeks have gone by - even if the pains are unbearable. My problem disappeared within two weeks after eight weeks of pain.
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1) find a forum specializing in back issues to ask some specific questions
would be grateful if you give me some tips 'cos I'm not good with forums.
I already had surgery two years ago and now pain came back.
I' ve found this
What do you think, is it real or just another ad?
Massages don't help me either. Who knows maybe this will help.
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Old 26.10.2011, 14:25
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would be grateful if you give me some tips 'cos I'm not good with forums.
I already had surgery two years ago and now pain came back.
I' ve found this .........................[snip]
What do you think, is it real or just another ad?
Massages don't help me either. Who knows maybe this will help.
is anyone else here starting to smell troll?

aw well... here ya go...

the answers to all of your questions lie here...

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=back+pain+forums
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the answers to all of your questions lie here...
as I said I'm not good with forums and if I did something against rules I can just delete that post.
Thanks for your tip I'll try to find answers there.
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as I said I'm not good with forums and if I did something against rules I can just delete that post.
Thanks for your tip I'll try to find answers there.
you did nothing wrong but you're a big boy now and speaking for everyone here at EF ( if I may be so bold ) we have faith in you and your ability to google'ize
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is anyone else here starting to smell troll?
Smelling a bit off, certainly. Especially with that youtube link, which looks like some sort of mission post/conspiracy theory thang, although I didn't make any real attempt to understand it. Life's too short...
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It's not smelling good
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Mod - can I re-post now....?
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And if he says surgery is the best option, I'd tend to think he would be right. GPs don't usually suggest invasive options if they think there are better non-invasive approaches worth trying.
Now I wouldn't sign that. A lot of surgery- especially back surgery - is performed without proof of its usefulness, solely for the profit and the experience a doctor needs.
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Now I wouldn't sign that. A lot of surgery- especially back surgery - is performed without proof of its usefulness, solely for the profit and the experience a doctor needs.
Well I certainly wouldn't agree with that. It may be that in a split decision scenario in a hospital a surgeon is more likely to want to cut, but in any event I fail to see how a GP would benefit from recommending it.
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Old 26.10.2011, 18:29
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Re: Back pain

Lower back issues are a common problem with IT folks since we sit a lot, often in terrible chairs and at weird angles. Whenever I have an attack, I buy a big bottle of wine and pour a really hot bath along with a big glass of wine and soak for a while. I'll also pop a few of the bayer 500mg 'back pain' variety of aspirins if the bath doesn't kill it. Hasn't failed me yet.
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Mod - can I re-post now....?
Sure. Thanks for not having another go while I was out.
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It's not smelling good
Let me get that for you...

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