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    davedsel57 posted:
    I frequently reply to posts giving a list of sites that have been helpful to me for discovering information about my spinal conditions. I thought it may be helpful to create a resource for that list.

    WebMD Back Pain Health Center:


    Spine Universe:

    Chiro Geek:

    Anyone can use these sites when performing research about recent a diagnosis or symptoms. Chiro Geek has an excellent page that helps with interpreting MRI results.

    I hope this list helps in understanding spinal issues and understanding causes and treatment options.

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    ctbeth responded:
    Hi Dave,
    This is the first I've come to this community. I usually hang out on the other pain community.

    If you get a chance, please hop over to the other site and tell me about your sleep number or temperpedic bed. If I recall, you've posted about it before.

    slamina1 responded:
    That is so very generous.
    rsarah99 responded:
    Hi Dave,
    I have to say, the chriogeek has the best name of a website- and it was incredibly helpful for my chronic back pain. It gets really bad towards the end of the day and I'm glad to finally get some relief!
    vIvianwilso5 responded:
    Until recently I did not know how much added weight could add to pain, issues with my back, I gained weight quiet rapidly and although I was aware of the high blood pressure and high cholesterol that could hinder other health issues, i did not know how much a 35 pound weight gain could affect my spine I have had 4 cervical fusions and 1 lumbar interbody fusion, and a microdiskectomy spread out over thee past 10 years, I was in a lot of pain, and as for me that was a common thing, until I went on line in search for a really fast way to take off the added weight, I found a company called RocaLabs Gastric Bypass Without Surgery formula, and I started this program on November 18th, I weighed myself on November 26th, and I had lost 8 pounds rather quickly, I noticed a big change in how I felt, I know for a fact that my weight affects my spine and my plan is to stick to the RocaLabs formula to not only lose my added weight but to keep it off once I have lost it, i hope others can see the connection, that even a few added pounds can cause problems with back pain as you are adding even more weight to your already damaged spine.
    SueandCody responded:
    Thanks, Dave, for the websites...great postings from you and thanks for the heart of gold. I have just moved from CA to FL. I didn't know about FL having all this drug problem in the state. I agree with getting drug usage undercontrol, but what about people like me who need them. I spoke with the state Pharm guy this AM and I see where he is coming from, but what a problem with those of us who need pain meds who have all the data, MRIs, CTs, X-rays, etc. Thankfully I belong to a great YMCA (Brooks in Jax, FL) and a super church. I am still trying to work with pain mgmt place. They are so into "injections" when it is not warranted. I went to USC and they said I needed liquid meth and to take it for 2.5 yrs. I couldn't do that!! Now, I can't get any help. Luckily, I still have some meds from CA. What a way to live. Tha pain just takes over your mind at times. Thanks fro your contributions to this site. Susan
    SueandCody replied to ctbeth's response:

    Please do tell me what do you look for in a mattress ( not real expensive) for spinal and pain problems. That would be terrific! I have tumors at the L4-5, S1 and the neck and night time just kills me. I hate when night comes...trying to sleep. I did find out that if you don't sleep you gain weight alot. That has certainly happened to me... Susan
    davedsel57 replied to SueandCody's response:
    Hello, Susan.

    If you are looking for a new mattress, then you need to go to stores and lay on the mattresses. You need to find one that feels right for you.

    To be honest, the best mattress I have ever slept on is our sleep number bed. Worth every penny.
    Click on my user name or avatar picture to read my story.



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