Unexplained back pain

Annette - posted on 12/08/2011 ( 22 moms have responded )

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My question is:

Is there any one out there that has had unexplained back pain and the doctors can not find out what is causing this pain. I could really use some help cuz I have been having this pain for the last 6 months. None of the doctors I have gone to know what is going on with my back. I am so lost and tired of being in pain. I need some answers or ideas to ease the pain. I hope someone out there can help me.

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Pamela - posted on 12/16/2011

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Often times our body pains are triggered by emotional problems and mental sensitivities with no physical explanation. It could be stress or a myriad of other reasons.

Have you tried massage? Hot tubs? Saunas? And a flower remedy that helps all kinds of stress - Bach Flower Rescue Remedy, available at health food stores. It's good for all kinds of stress including headaches and other body pains caused by stress. A few drops under the tongue and within minutes you should feel the effects.

Debbie - posted on 12/09/2011

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Hi Annette, I have had back pain for close to 30yrs., they finally did an MRI and found out the problem in my lower back was caused from degenerating discs in my neck,so I have had surgery in 2007 and they removed discs and put in a plate, and the pain is still in my lower back and my neck does not feel any better. Don't have an xray as they really don't show anything unless you have a broken bone. You really have to press your doctor to set you up for an MRI or to see a specialist who will set you up on one. YOu have to tell them you can not stand the pain any longer, I found I had to be stern with the doctor and finally they believed me and did something. Good luck. I know how you feel, the pain is always there.

Kayla - posted on 12/09/2011

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I had horrible back pain and had lots and lots of tests done over a loooong period of time. They finally checked my blood and I had a severe vitamin D deficiency that can apparently increase the feeling of pain. So something that might feel like a pin prick to someone else, felt like a knife sawing through my back. You should check into that, as well as any x-ray's or MRI's you may need.

Kate CP - posted on 12/08/2011

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Well, it could be from an epidural if you had one within the last year. I don't know if you ever had an epidural or not but that IS one of the side effects...

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Katie - posted on 12/12/2011

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all the responses are great! I agree with the massage therapist lady. It could be your muscles are weak/tight/etc. Try strengthing your core (as suggested already). But yes, do go to a doctor and have xray/mri done to make sure it isn't anything else that is wrong. I have lower back pain and I know it is due to my core not being very strong.

And beds can make a huge difference. We have a tempurpedic and I'll go to bed sore from the day and wake up a new woman. The Tempurpedic bed keeps your spine inline so that helps keep your body from becoming sore from sleeping "wrong."

Good luck!

Tammy - posted on 12/11/2011

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My Mom had "unexplained" back pain for 10 years. some days it was worse than others but xrays showed nothing wrong, the chiropractor said it was not out of place, etc. she also had some wight gain around the middle of her belly and had to get up at night to pee. she ignored it because the docotrs didn't think anything was wrong. Turns out she had ovarian cancer and these were all symptoms. Please keep pushing your doctors until they find an answer because pain is a symptom that there is a problem and THEY need to find the answer for you !!!

Shannon - posted on 12/10/2011

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Don't go to the chiropractor until you have had an MRI! My pain management doc got all over my case for having gone to the chiropractor. The adjustment made things worse. She said that if someone has pain and not just stiffness they shouldn't see a chiro without doc order.

Janet - posted on 12/10/2011

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I hate to add a scary possibility, but my cousin had severe back pain, doctors brushed her off for months, saying it was muscular. Finally, a doc did a scan. She had spinal cancer. It had metastisized, she was strong, but .... in less than a year.

Pushpavalli - posted on 12/10/2011

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HAVE AN MRI,AND CHECK FOR ULCERS ,SOMETIMES PAIN RADIATES FROM OTHER AREAS.AND ALSO SCIATICA,IF THE PAIN RADIATES ON ONE SIDE..AVOID SURGERY ,GET THERAPY ,WATER THERAPY HELPED ME.

Jennifer - posted on 12/10/2011

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Have you had an mri?because more than likely its something involving soft tissue.

Kary - posted on 12/09/2011

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I have severe back pain after the birth of my 1st child seven years ago, I am going through the same thing, doctors cant figure it out. Do you feel like its your core strength maybe excercising would help if you dont already?

SUZANNE - posted on 12/09/2011

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see an osteopath hun it will make a massive difference probably from when you were pregnant x

Sharon - posted on 12/09/2011

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Ask your Dr. for an Mri. if he can't tell you whats wrong on his own. Mri's can magnify a problem if their is one. Don't stay in pain.

Kelina - posted on 12/09/2011

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I've had back pain for a variety of problems. Part of the issue was my feet-i have two sets of collapsed arches. It also made going down hills and stairs terrible-my knees couldn't support my weight. The other problem was my bed. Have you gotten a new one in that last year? or how old is your old one? The one we have now is wonderful. since we got it I haven't had any problems unless I sit too long on the couch or sleep in a weird position.

Leslie - posted on 12/09/2011

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Annette, I have been a massage therapist for the past 15 years and there is always an explanation for back pain, although sometimes it is not apparent what the root cause is. Back pain is typically caused by an injury brought on by overuse of your muscles. Try and remember what was happening in your life when the pain started. Did you lift anything heavy? Yes. an epidural or back labor can cause back pain. Have you been applying ice to your back? That helps with pain as you should ice until it is numb. Have you been stretching at all? Did you exercise before this started? Do you exercise now? Feel free to contact me directly and perhaps I can help you. Unfortunately, general medicine/internists know very little about muscle pain and don't know what else to prescribe besides muscle relaxants and painkillers. I hope that helps!

Terra - posted on 12/08/2011

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Very well put Keli. I have always had xrays before going in so make sure they do them. Definately some kind of nerve doc too could be a pinched nerve that they can take care of with a shot

Tinker1987 - posted on 12/08/2011

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My father had a Bad back pain for months,it turned out to be a nerve issue in his foot that caused the pain in his back,after some Chiropractor visits the pain went away.Just make sure you see different doctors.chiropractors until you find the root of your problem before just getting your back cracked,sometimes that can worsen it.

Amy - posted on 12/08/2011

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I was going to say the exact same thing Kate said I had a sore spot in my back for about 7 months from the epidural I had.

Bonnie - posted on 12/08/2011

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I agree with trying a chiropractor if you haven't already. It could be a pinched nerve or sciatica.

Terra - posted on 12/08/2011

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Have you had xrays? Did they check for kidney infection? Where is the pain exactly? Tried a chiropractor? Things usually get worse before they get better at a chiropractor but I have had great results from that.

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