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Back ache.

Discussion in 'Pain and Inflammation' started by Fuzzyhead, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. Fuzzyhead

    Fuzzyhead Senior Member

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    There seems to be a specific place along my right side of spine that hurts and then it radiates into my right shoulder, hip , right side of neck/head and then i get headaches and off balance/vertigo. I have had a shoulder x ray and cervical mri and nothing apart from a little wear and tear in my neck. I saw an osteopath last week and she could feel the place in my back that hurts and said it felt tight and locked and also a part of my neck on the right side. She did some cranial work too and apart from feeling a bit achy and sore for a few days my head felt clearer and better in myself. My shoulders hurting again and my heads a bit foggy again, i know it's all connected but i can't afford to keep seeing an osteopath every week. Anyone else have this problem?
     
  2. hellytheelephant

    hellytheelephant Senior Member

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    My sympathies- sounds absolutely miserable.:hug: My 'little wear and tear' is in my lower spine not higher...but it is amazing the amount of pain that can cause.

    You don't say which country you are in, but if it is UK you need to keep badgering your Gp to see a specialist. They are very reluctant to refer unless you keep making a fuss- due to financial pressures I suppose.
     
  3. Fuzzyhead

    Fuzzyhead Senior Member

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    I am in the UK, they sent me to a neurosurgeon and he wouldn't do anything until I had seen the neurologist. I know the treatment the osteopath does helps but you can't see one on the nhs.
     
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    hellytheelephant Senior Member

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    Yes, that sounds familiar. Notthing has worked.for me. I have been given the diagnosis of ' we don't know' and told to live with it.
    I now feel my brain's processing of pain,is part of having ME for me..
     
  5. *GG*

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    So are your muscles tight? Seems like they are. I came across dry needling about 2 years ago, in the USA it is done at Physical Therapy practices. I am having the treatment done again, and it is helping!

    GG

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_needling
     
  6. Fuzzyhead

    Fuzzyhead Senior Member

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    Is this the same as accupuncture?
     
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    Same needles, but they go into your muscles that are wound up tight and get them to release, hurts a little, but you also feels good from the relief from the muscle being released!

    GG
     
  8. Timaca

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    If you can see a physical therapist (PT) that specializes in back pain, that might be of help to you. They might be able to give you exercises to help you align your back and stretch your muscles. I also struggle with back pain / tight muscles. A PT has helped me a lot. Recently, the pain got worse (after a trip where I was dealing with luggage), so I will be seeing the PT again. It has been over a year since I've seen her....hopefully she will be able to help me so that doesn't happen again.

    It has helped me to do various stretches / some yoga type moves....but what helped me the most was seeing the PT and getting her assessment and exercises....

    Wishing you a pain free back!
     
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