Question for other mom's who are dealing with chronic pain!

Kris - posted on 02/20/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I have a lot going on right now with my neck. I have scoliosis, two bulging discs, a pinched nerve, and straightening of my cervical spine. I am almost in constant pain all the time. I have an ALMOST 10 month old son(next week...omg where does the time go!?) and I just feel like sometimes I can't give my all because I'm not feeling well.

How do you cope? I'm pretty young still so it gets me down sometimes thinking that I should be able to play with him and do everything I need to do to take care of him and I feel like I'm not able to always do that.

I am able to take pain pills, they don't make me drowsy while on them or make me feel "loopy" but I don't like having to take a pill everyday, and sometimes they don't even work.

Plus I'm taking care of my son a lot on my own. My husband works a lot, 12 hours a day and so I don't get a lot of down time to just rest and relax like I should.

I'm not trying to complain here, I'm just looking for ways to cope without feeling like I'm not doing what I should be, you know?

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Kris - posted on 02/25/2014

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I'm sorry to hear that Shyla. Mine started while I was pregnant and has gotten worse as he's gotten bigger since I have to lug him around a lot lol but it's at the point of where I NEED to get it taken care of.

I hope you're not in pain for long. Good luck!

Shyla - posted on 02/25/2014

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I have a one month old baby and since she was born I have had issues with my gallbladder. I found out I have gallstones and it gives me pain a lot of the time. I do not have the time to get surgery, nor do I have enough help to get through the healing process. There would be no one to take care of the baby for me. I have to suffer through it for now, also my back has always had some trouble and all of the lifting and holding is getting to me. It has been a rough start. Just try to relax, get all of the rest you can when you are able, and if at all possible, do some light aerobic exercises that are in your comfort zone. Good luck to you.

Kris - posted on 02/24/2014

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Katie I see a chiropractor she does help a lot but she does recommend massage which I'm looking into. If I have a recommendation from a medical doctor my insurance will cover it so I'm hoping I can get that started, too.

Katie - posted on 02/24/2014

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I really relate to this. I've had back problems most of my life with scoliosis and having fractured a vertebrae when I was little, which messes me up even still. The only thing that has ever really helped me was seeing a chiropractor. If you are able to see one, even if it takes some saving up, it is really worth it. A couplee people in my family have even been able to avoid what normal doctors said were necessary surgeries by seeing one. I would only really go when things were very bad, generally for a few treatments and even that made an enormous difference. He also taught me some stretches and things to avoid to help ease the stress and pain on my back and neck. Basic yoga can be helpful too, and I'm not even very good at it. I hope you're able to get some relief soon!

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