my boyfriend has had ongoing muscle pain in his back for some time, often to where he cannot move at all. the chiropractor says he needs to stretch more and we have an inversion table but nothing seems to help him any suggestions??
1 Mar 2011
My left leg has been shorter than my right most of my life. That imbalance has left me w/ pain in my back all the time. I can't remember the last time I had a day w/ none. I have that table too. It's garbage. What does work though is a bar that he can dangle from. I have a stand that is ment to hold a heavy bag for punching. I hang from it, monkey bars at a playground will work too. Dangling, my entire back will naturally ajust itself. It cracks all the way down. Then I get into different positions to throughly stretch evry muscle I can stretch. Then, I do pull ups moving my arms to different positions so I can strengthen the muscles that protect my spine. The healthier the muscle, the less pain he will have. The stronger the muscle the more protected the spine. That is true for all areas of your body. The muscles are ment to protect. Let me know. The exercises. Never hurt, only relieve pain an pressure, no sweat no tears no effort. Anything that could improve his confort the tiniest bit would be worth the effort, right? Let me know.
18 Jan 2011
So he takes prednisone but it's not helping? Can you go back to the dc and tell him the inversion table isn't working. Maybe he needs more tests done, like an MRI to find the root of the problem? I have back pain to so I can relate. I still haven't seen the pain specialist like Im supposed to. What does the chiropractor do and does the pain relief last?
2 Mar 2011
please have your doctor run a mri on you it sounds like more may be going on!you only have one back so please take care of it ! pm doctor can give you meds to ease your pain!!i just had my fouth back surgery .3 on the lower back in a month .upper back was in 2002.so i am telling you because i don't want no one to suffer with back pain! i will be on strong pain meds the rest of my life !and hopefully you might be able to avoid this if your back is treated in time and in the right way! get a m r i c t scan what ever it takes to find out why your back is hurting !they had me on some kind of prednisone when i was in the hospital on my last back surgery and it put me out of my head ,i was walking the floor in the hospital ,pulled a pick i v out of my arm and i don't remember most of this!!! predisone can help but it can harm too! i wasn't sleeping due to it!!and i don't think it is really to control pain!?good luck!!! God bless
18 Jan 2011
they gave me antibiotic and Medrol five day pak because I had broken 4 places in the back region they were trying to prevent pneumonia and also tryig to see if the Medrol would help me over the hump if it does not talk with the doctor, Is it possible that you need to seek pain control please ask the doctor it sure won't hurt a thing if you don't have an appointment call and tell the office nurse I know having back pain its so difficult
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