I'm a 35 y.O. Male and over the past couple of years I have been having crippling back pain to where I buckle when I try to get up from the couch etc. I think it may come from years on and off of working jobs where i'm standing on concrete floors all day. I've tried pads in my shoes etc. But I have a feeling I may need to wear lower-heeled shoes so as not to push up on my back muscles or something. Any suggestions?
You might want to go to the er even though it is not an er issue, have them look you over, and refer you to a doc that may charge little to nothing for people that are in the huge crater of : I work, cannot afford insurance, make more than 3 dollars a day and don't have 14 kids so I cannot get medicade. And they may work up a deal that you pay what you can afford.
It is really important that you get help for this, it will only get worse and then it may be permanant.
The er is the first place to start though.
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