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Constant lower, upper back pain, and neck pain
trash369 posted:
It seems like everytime I try to figure out the cause, it makes me think I have something very serious going on. But when I go to the doctor or emergency room, I get treated like a hypochondriac! Help, I have been having back pain for several years. From neck pain and spasms, upper sharp pains around my shoulder blades and in my left arm just under my shoulder to lower back pain that is sometimes excrutiating. I have a sleep number bed and have adjusted it several different ways, but still wake up with a stiff painful back. I also get dull aches in my legs if I lay a certain way. I started excercising over 2 months ago (zumba classes 2 to 3 times a week, and walking), but somehow it doesn't seem to be getting any better. Personally, I think it is getting somewhat worse. I have also tried chiropractors also, but my insurance doesn't cover enough to let me go. Am I being overly concerned and should just suck it up?
sno2cold responded:
ive had the same thing for many months now.I went 3 weeks ago to an orthopedic surgeon.He did x-rays and said I had arthritis and spurs and a arm bone is out of place.He sent me for physical therapy.Went to 2 appointments.My back went numb for 10 days.Hip,leg,side.Then they did an mri on my neck.My shoulder without an mri already shows surgery needed.My low back at L3,L4,L5 all have bulge discs.3 of them,degenerative disc disease,amongst bony overgrowths.My neck shows 4 bulge discs.Three vertabrea out of place C7 has a large bulge disc on it plus a spur growing off it.Mri is your best bet to find these kinds of problems.
youllfeelbetter responded:
Your health is worth all the money in the world. See if your Chiropractor has financing available or find one that does.
youllfeelbetter replied to sno2cold's response:
Have you tried Chiropractic for your problems. The MRI is helpful in diagnosis, but not in cure.

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