|feb. 2000: I landed on my back in a dive. I couldn't touch my toes for 6 months. I did not recieve any treatment. I healed on my own in time.
June 2006: I was in back pain agony. My chiropractor did x-rays. My back was curved in 3 places; my neck---curved in opposite direction it should be; thoraic segment---curved to the right; lumbar segment---curved to the left. The cause was apparently poor posture! I recieved chiropratic care three times a week for three months and by october, I was pain free! :d
dec. 2006: pain in the thoraic segment has returned and keeps me awake at night. Brings tears to my eyes when i'm working. The next month I end up in the er begging for them to do something. They didn't bother with x-rays. The er doc said my spine looked okay to him. I was given pain medication strong enough to knock me out and sent on my way.
Feb. 2007: my family doctor looks at my spine and says I have inflamed spine nerves for some unknown reason. I take 1000mg of anti-inflammatory pills each day and place cold and hot bags on sore areas. So far, i'm doing alright. Pain is minimal.
my questions: i'm only 21. Why do I have inflamed spine nerves? Will I be on anti-inflammatory pills for the rest of my life?
|what you should have done when you first injured you back was seek help then. Once you hurt your back you will always have some pain. I have injured my back at least two or three times. I had a cracked vertabrea, broken tailbone and I have a congenital birth defect that if they fixed I would be bent over for the rest of my life. Plus you will develop arthritis in your back and there is no cure for that, just pain management. Sometimes these alternative medicines or vitamins seem too good to be true, I would check with a doctor before I would do anything like that. Especially if you have other conditions that you are taking stuff for may not work well together. Be careful and tread lightly. Good luck.|