Dealing with chronic pain
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Chronic Back Pain. Any Tips?

LINDZALINDZA Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited March 2020 in Dealing with chronic pain
Hi, I am looking for any tips on how to deal with chronic back pain, I have two squashed discs and the pain in unbearable

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,733 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @LINDZA and I'm sorry to hear this. Have you checked out the discussions in our dealing with chronic pain discussion group? You may find some tips which may be of use to you. Please let us know if there is anything else that we can help you with :)
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  • LINDZALINDZA Member Posts: 3 Listener
    thank you for the reply I will go on and have a look, thanks again
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,084 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @LINDZA - Welcome to the community, & thank you for joining. Many of us have chronic pain unfortunately, &, for some, what distracts you may help. Whilst it's also an idea to see your GP/consultant to see what they may be able to offer, you might try gentle exercise, relaxation exercises concentrating on your breathing such as this: https://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/resources/patient-information/therapies/abdominal-breathing.pdf   & anything you enjoy such as reading, crafting, listening to music, or watching a 'feel good' film. There's also visualisations & mindfulness. It's finding what works for you, as we're all different.

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  • LINDZALINDZA Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I still work, but have worked in a small family business for years and they are very good, its a office environment so not to much moving. I am swimming as the dr told me that don't have to "swim" just walk in the water which I try and do, I also have fibromyalgia, which I have had for years, along with having a heart bypass and being diabetic its a lot to be getting on with lol. However to be totally honest I had the heart bypass three years ago and I would have two of them a year rather than this back issue. I can not get up steps, walk, it really has impacted on my social life now, I literally go work and home my family help with shopping and bigger choirs at home now but it is really getting me down now.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @LINDZA, sorry to hear you are in a lot of pain. Have you ever tried a TENS machine? I've just got one and have found it really helpful. 
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