Skip to content

    Announcements

    Attention All WebMD Community Members:

    These message boards are closed to posting. Please head on over to our new WebMD Message Boards to check out and participate in the great conversations taking place: https://messageboards.webmd.com/

    Your new WebMD Message Boards are now open!

    Making the move is as easy as 1-2-3.

    1. Head over to this page: https://messageboards.webmd.com/health-conditions/f/pain-management/

    2. Choose the tag from the drop-down menu that clicks most with you (and add it to any posts you create so others can easily find and sort through posts)

    3. Start posting

    Have questions? Email us anytime at CommunityManagement@webmd.net

    Battling Back Pain
    avatar
    Chris_WebMD_Staff posted:
    What is your back pain stopping you from doing?

    Are there things you would do if you didn't always have to battle your back pain?
    Chrissy~ WebMD Staff

    Confucius Say;
    Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

     
    avatar
    bj1208 responded:
    Hi Chris -


    yes my back pain has stopped me from doing lots of things -


    1) work - can no longer work


    2) walk long distances/jog/stand in one place


    3) work out - cant even do Tai Chi - physical therapy kills me


    4) shopping - grocery shopping has to be short list or I have to get electric cart - clothes shopping I have to know exactly what I need to get in and out of store


    5) making big dinners/baking etc. have been cutting this down - will be making less than 1/4 of what I normally bake


    6) cleaning house - I have OCD and have learned to re-think how I do things - I don't let it dictate me like it use to


    7) laundry - cut my loads in half so I'm not doing large loads so I do small loads every other day


    getting a good nights sleep - huh? what's that?!! LOL


    9) going out to dinner (hard chairs/seats are horrible); going out with friends etc.


    10) MOST IMPORTANT - BEING ABLE TO PICK UP MY GRANDKIDS AND PLAY WITH THEM!!!


    yes I would be to do all these and more if I didn't have to rely on pain pills just to make thru a day/night. So much more I could do if I didn't have to battle pain every day!!


    Thanks Chris! Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays / Happy New Year!


    Joy


    Helpful Tips

    Try water therapy
    I also have had surgery for L5S1,protruding disc for sciatic pain. Everything was fine for a year. Then the pain came back and the doctor ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    22 of 32 found this helpful

    Helpful Resources

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    For more information, visit the Duke Health Spine Center