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Back pain for 5 years!!! Help!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 2, 2007
  • 11:08 PM

My husband has had back pain for five years with no final diagnosis.
*Pain came on fast & severe on right side - by waist in 2001. Went to the ER: appendix was removed, but was healthy and pink. Surgeon determined during that surgery that the gallbladder was filled with stones, so that was removed with-in a day or two. Diagnosed with high blood pressure during that hospital stay. Started on meds for that. Same pain as before the first surgery returned as soon as the morphine wore off!!
*MRI'S with and with out contrast ordered - nothing.
*3 lumbar punctures - all clean. The thought was that he had a (metastic melanoma) spinal tumor. (pain was close to his Clark's level IV 5mm tumor) Protocol is 5 but my husband didn't want to go through the last two. He didn't die, so that diagnosis was scrapped.
*Seems like since all the various drs can't fit it into their specialty, no one can figure it out.
*He was in great shape when this started: good weight level. Now he is overwieght, diabetic and more depressed (was depressed before this started)
*Currently has the pain still, just finished a year of chemo for a recurrent malignant brain tumor (oligodendroglioma level 2 - resection in 2000-Recurrence in 2006 - Temador for one year with plans for another year)
*Just had a physical: diabetes in control, cholestrol good, blood pressure good, etc. But the Back pain remains!
Any info would help.
Thank you,
Wife of pain sufferer.

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  • Hello.Sorry for your husband's suffering. It's a lot for one person to go through! I am sure it is extremely ******n you too. I have a couple of friends who have done well with accupuncture. Perhaps that might help? Prayers to you and your husband.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 3, 2007
    • 01:08 AM
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  • Wow! You guys sure trust Western Doctors! Why in Crom would any Dr. REMOVE AN ORGAN i.e. appendix for back pain????? Did you even QUESTION THIS?? Gall stones are fairly common in people especially if they have eaten fatty foods, etc for life. Did you know they can be FLUSHED OUT??? I know alot of people that do just that. (Most of my friends are herbalists and holistic in their wellness approach). One of the guys I'm in school with got close to 80 small stones and 19 big ones on his last flush. (If you decide to do this holistically, be sure to be under supervision of an herbalist or someone that knows HOW TO FLUSH STONES PROPERLY. They must be "softened for 2 weeks BEFORE YOU FLUSH THEM -SO YOU DON'T GET BLOCKAGE. Anyways, I'm in school currently studying to be an Acupuncture Physician and I truly believe in bringing the body BACK TO BALANCE not REMOVING ALL OF ITS PARTS BECAUSE THEY ARE IMBALANCED!!! Have you tried a Chiropractor to see if there may be a LESS TRAUMATIC solution? Sometimes nerves get pinched (they are funny like that):rolleyes: and just need to be GENTLY REALIGNED! In my many years as a Massage Therapist, I've seen grown men come in to the Chiropractor's office barely capable of walking and leave feeling "unbelievably better" after an adjustment or traction, massage, etc. Start small and work your way up- otherwise the only options WILL BE REMOVAL OF BODY PARTS, CHEMICALLY TOXIFYING THE SYSTEM or- the body may just decide it has had enough! Be kind to your body- it's the temple and the only one you have! In Chinese Medicine - the Gall Bladder represents inability to make decisions- (on an erergy level) does this make any sense in relation to this "Pain" message? Meditate on it. Peace
    1111healer 106 Replies
    • January 3, 2007
    • 01:34 AM
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  • Thank you for your replies! I hope that chiropractor is covered his medicare and if so we will give it a try.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 3, 2007
    • 08:06 PM
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  • What does he eat?How are his stools?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 3, 2007
    • 08:12 PM
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  • I hope the Chiropractor is covered too- for your sake!!! Unfortunately most procedures OUTSIDE OF THE MAINSTREAM MEDICAL are not covered. The American Medical Association (AMA) and friends have powerful lobbyists in their field and also in the PHARMECUETICAL AND INSURANCE FIELD. Their sole goal is to keep any practitioners other than MEDICAL DOCTORS out of the insurance game. Our consciousness overall though in this country has raised and over 50% of Americans HAVE TRIED ALTERNATIVE HEALTHCARE.Many of these folks had good results and said they would use other modalities/therapies in the future REGARDLESS OF COST. There are actually groups of MEDICAL DOCTORS out there that are trying to BAN any other field from having a DOCTOR STATUS i.e CHIROPRACTORS and DOCTORS OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE / ACUPUNCTURE PHYSICIANS. I guess if they are that scared of other therapists and practitioners- we must be doing something right!!!:D We all need to write to our Congressmen and let them know we want freedom to choose our treaments AND COVERAGE. Doctors get incentives and percs for prescribing drugs and NOT for gettting and keeping people well. We need WELLNESS CARE not SICKNESS CARE! In China- when you get sick and go to the hospital, you can choose the left hallway or the right hallway. One is TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and the other is WESTERN MEDICINE. This is encouraged by the Doctors AND PAID FOR!!! Most Chinese pick TCM due to the fact they are familiar with herbs and teas, etc. Plus they are not a nation of pill-poppers. In closing-the meaning of the word DOCTOR - means TEACHER. Find a Doctor that is willing to educate you on what's going on with you and give you ALL YOUR OPTIONS. Physician HEAL THY SELF!!! Good Luck in your search for wellness.
    1111healer 106 Replies
    • January 4, 2007
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  • Check out the 1/4/07 post "Loss of vision when dancing". There is a very good, inspiring post about Chiropractic intervention. In this girl's case - it was exactly what the Doctor ordered!;) Keep this in mind and best wishes in your healing!
    1111healer 106 Replies
    • January 4, 2007
    • 07:23 PM
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  • "Loss of vision when dancing" is a good example where if they didn't start with the easy stuff (Chiropractic, massage, etc.), that poor girl would have put through the wringer with tests and scans and every "procedure" that they could throw at you!!! She probably would have ended up with many medications with long-term TOXIC AND ADDICTIVE EFFECTS. Also treatment for depression (this is very common because when you don't feel well- GUESS WHAT? YOU WILL FEEL "DEPRESSED". They have a whole bunch more pills to throw at you for those type symptoms! Hats off to her mother for being conscious enough to try alternative (or as I prefer- COMPLIMENTARY or INTEGRATED medicine treaments FIRST!!! THIS THREAD IS IN THE EYE FORUM IN NEW THREADS 1/4/07 @ 11:28 AM.
    1111healer 106 Replies
    • January 4, 2007
    • 07:45 PM
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