Things to Do If You’re Sick of Chronic Back Pain

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Chronic back pain is something that affects thousands of people each year, with many of them unable to get much relief, if any, from the pain. If you’re one of these many sufferers, you’re probably sick of chronic back pain and will do almost anything to get rid of it.

Anyone that has chronic back pain can tell you it can come from any number of causes. You may have pulled something in your back by lifting something heavy. It can be a result of an accident or it can develop from changes to the spine that comes with age. It may be a sharp pain that comes on suddenly and doesn’t go away or it may come on slowly gradually getting worse. When it doesn’t go away for 3 or more months, it is called chronic back pain as opposed to acute back pain, which comes and goes. The one thing all sufferers have in common is that after awhile they all get sick of chronic back pain affecting their daily lives.

Most people that develop chronic back pain will tolerate it for so long taking over the counter medications, using heating pads or just resting. After a period of time goes by with no relief, they usually discover they’ve had enough and are sick of chronic back pain and see a doctor. Unfortunately, many don’t go see a doctor for back pain because they don’t think it’s serious and try to wait it out. Often, by time they get to the point where they’re sick of chronic back pain ruling their lives, they have more serious damage then what they would have had if they’d seen a doctor much sooner.

Another thing chronic back pain sufferers tend to do is talk with friends that have suffered from the same kind of pain and do what their friends say they did to treat the pain when they got sick of chronic back pain. In some cases this helps, but many times it does more harm then good because no two people are the same. Symptoms that may seem similar to two different individuals can actually turn out to be very different. Many people also give prescription medication to others that they may have leftover from when they were hurt. This is a very unwise thing to do. Medication is prescribed for one individual and one individual only and may cause harm to another person.

If you are one of the unfortunate individuals that are sick of chronic back pain and have tried everything else, seek help from your doctor. It may be something that can be easily fixed or the start of something serious. If it is serious, the sooner you begin treatment, the better your prognosis.

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5 Comments

    Damon

    At first I blamed my back pain on the dodgy mattress but after buying a new one it was clear that something else was behind my problem. I have a very active lifestyle and work out 3-4 times a week but using light dumbbells, I never go over 10 pounds. Could these dumbbells be responsive for this, even if they’re not that heavy? I mean, maybe I should be using something else to workout just to make sure this is not the problem?

      Fred

      Could be. Best to get your form checked by a professional to be sure!

    Maddie

    Very helpful article! I will be keeping your advice in mind, as I have awful chronic back pain. Thanks for sharing! I’ll be sure to see a doctor as soon as I can.

    craigbic

    I lived with chronic back pain for over a decade. I finally talked about it with my doctor and after a round of testing, was sent to a neurologist to do some MRI’s and nerve conduction mapping. Turns out I have a herniated disk, a pinched nerve, sciatica, moderate neuropathy in my legs and sever neuropathy in my feet. I’m now on a regimen of medication and physical therapy and I’ve never felt better! Go see your doctor – don’t wait.

    Britanica

    I believe chronic pains are caused by four things… Poor sleeping habits, poor diet, stress, and lack of movement. If you have more then one of these things going on, it is no wonder you can’t recover! I enjoyed this article. I agree that it is best to go to your doctor before a mild issue of pain becomes a crippling one.

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