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Back Help............

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  • Posted By: bluenose66
  • July 17, 2007
  • 10:01 PM

I've had a 'bad' back for about 20 years but i have managed to get along with it. However for the past 18 months I have been very limited with my range of motion and have had to give up football and golf. I have been diagnosed with DDD and have had facet joint injections that have helped with the pain.
Strange thing is - I was so P*ssed off the other day that I decided to do something stupid and jump on my cycle and do a 3 mile bike ride. After the ride my back definately improved for the rest of the day ??, it felt strong and how it used to feel. But next day back to square one, difficulty getting up out of a chair and very hard to stand for more than half an hour. I do not get any problems in the morning or whilst I am sleeping and I am 41 years of age.
Anybody got any ideas, I am UK based, things are very slow here to sort spinal problems out !!
Cheers...............

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  • I don't know if you can find a good acupuncturist near you, but I would recommend trying this treatment - it can really help DDD and promote healing and stop pain. www.acufinder.com has listings of practitioners all over the world. Please try it - it is brilliant. Chiro may also help, but IMO acupuncture is better to promote tissue regeneration. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • exercise is supposed to make a bad back better, but being a sufferer myself i know this is not always (well hardly ever) true.i to am waiting to see a spinal specialist, i have no idea of the waiting times as i've just been refered.Maybe try a walk round the block or a bit of bending and stretching, i know when my back is bad lying down on the floor/other hard surface helps a bit as it re-aligns your spine, apparently. But when im really bad i would'nt get on the floor 'cos i would'nt be able to get back up.people dont realise how bad and debillitating back pain is, Im petrified of needles and today i had a blood test to see if i have arthritis (im only 26) I dont know what to suggest, if exercise helps you and you can do it, Do it.
    jennie 16 Replies Flag this Response
  • exercise is supposed to make a bad back better, but being a sufferer myself i know this is not always (well hardly ever) true.i to am waiting to see a spinal specialist, i have no idea of the waiting times as i've just been refered.Maybe try a walk round the block or a bit of bending and stretching, i know when my back is bad lying down on the floor/other hard surface helps a bit as it re-aligns your spine, apparently. But when im really bad i would'nt get on the floor 'cos i would'nt be able to get back up.people dont realise how bad and debillitating back pain is, Im petrified of needles and today i had a blood test to see if i have arthritis (im only 26) I dont know what to suggest, if exercise helps you and you can do it, Do it. Even if you are "petrified" of needles, please consider acupuncture. The needles they use are very very tiny and you often don't feel them at all, and if you do it is very mild. Acupuncture has been used for over 3,000 years - it works! Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
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