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Anki
Anki Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hello everyone, Id like to discuss about my back pain iv been having for a while now. it started around 2021 and it wasn't so bad. I started waking up around 3 am, 4am and couldn't go back to sleep. and it actually stopped after few days and I thought it was just minor thing. but after few months it happened again. Then after a while the pain would kick in and next week it would go away and come back again. so, on and off kinda thing. 

Now iv been waking up with pain on my lower back, upper back and chest every morning. sometimes around the hip and thigh. Been a nightmare. Iv been stretching almost everyday but doesnt seem to be better. I got rid of my bed last year and been sleeping on the floor or a futon. Still no progress. It sucks having to think that im gonna wake up with this sharp pain every morning. Iv recently had my mri scan done and they told me I have bulging disc on lower area. they said its only a minor thing and nothing to worry about but I dont think its a minor thing. 
Also gp been saying 'im thinking about it too much' that could be cause of the pain which is the stupidest thing iv ever heard. If pain kicks in, how can you not think about it. 
Iv had few osteo session too. 

Is there anyone who has experienced similar thing? 
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  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
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    Good morning @Anki welcome to our great group, bless you back pain is a "pain" no pun intended ha ha i have been a life long sufferer.
    Are you having physio, i find/found it a great help, but you do have to work through the pain before you have any benefits, also keep up with any excercises that you may have been given.
    Finding a pain killer that works for you is also a benefit.
    I will say, i can not lye on my back, without it causing more pain, perhaps you could look at sleeping on your side with a pillow between your legs. i'm afraid it can be trial and error with such things.
    Have you had chance to look around our great group, you will find lots of members with their own Demons (disabilities) you may find other pain relief ideas, i certainly find the virtual coffee lounge a great distraction for me, when i am waiting for my meds to kick in or i'm not having a good day. 
    Have a look around, join in on any chats you wish, any problems just ask someone is bound to be on line to help.
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,734 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2022
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    @Anki Hello again!

    I'm sorry you're experiencing chronic back pain. When pain is relentless, it can absolutely take it's toll and I get how the words said by your doctor weren't helpful. It's good they've been able to find the root cause and you've had some osteo sessions too. Has a referral to a pain management clinic ever been mentioned by your GP? If not, I'd encourage you to bring it up as to a possible pathway to explore in the future.

    I'm glad @SueHeath was able to offer some fab advice. You are more than welcome to get involved on our community whenever you have a bad day (or good days too!) for that bit of distraction.  

    Just to let you know, I've moved your thread to our Chronic pain and pain management category too. Please take a look around as it's home to many other member's stories who are in similar positions to yourself.
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