ASK THE EXPERT: Chronic back and neck pain

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I am suffering from chronic pains in my back and neck. I have been given pain medicines and physical therapy, but nothing seems to be working and I am getting worried.
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Jacob

Hastings, New Zealand

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#2
Jul 7, 2010
 
This is not "therapy", all it does is hide the real cause.

Perhaps a more holistic approach would work, e.g. ongoing relaxation massages, aromatherapy and heaven forbid, even Reiki
Dr Daniel Kraus DC

Laurel, MD

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Jul 9, 2010
 
I find it sad that an M.D. does not even mention simple spinal manipulation as a valid and highly effective means of reducing neck and back pain symptoms. It is only common sense to recommend therapies and treatments that are less invasive first and then move to more invasive treatments like drugs and epidurals. Do yourself a favor and go see a chiropractor.
PainKiller

Australia

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Jul 9, 2010
 
Sorry people but chiro is BS! I suffer from degenerate lumber disks and severed the main nerve across my forehead which causes pain all over the top of my head, forehead and hyper-sensitivity all over the left side of my head the head injury was caused by a car accident a few yrs ago and it has made my pre-existing back problem worse. I have tried and wasted many dollars on nerve drugs, natural remedies through to fools that think they have magical hands and possess the power to manipulate ur body into making the pain just disappear into a secret fairyland. Well sorry kids there's no such place and yes eskimos are real. I came to the realisation that no natural remedy or sven the magical pain relieving massage man can take away my pain and the only thing that does work is the sweet calming effects of opium derived medication. For me its morphine for some its oxycodone and for others its something as simple as a hot pack and some panadol followed by a little nanny nap. Unfortunately I have a 640mg a day morphine addiction but atleast im relatively pain free. The pain still exists and my head hurts to touch but I can manage to go to work and support my wife and 2 young kids which is the main thing. Anyway it might be nice to get a massage every now and then but as far as using it as medical practice goes, god give me a break! One more thing, if it wasnt for morphine and opiates me and probly many others would not be here today. Chronic pain would consume us all strip us of all hope and care till we break apart and burn-out.
Peace.
Dr Maryam Bakhtiyari

Redondo Beach, CA

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#6
Jul 15, 2010
 
This person might also be suffering from TMJ and has not been properly diagnosed. It is not uncommon to miss the diagnosis as dentists and doctors alike are not taught much about TMJ, I have only become an expert due to hard work and research after working as a professional for more than 15 years. If the Temporomandibular joint is not properly aligned, it can result in pain in the neck and back, vertigo, headaches, "popping" in the jaw, aching jaw, ringing in the ears and other maladies. This person should have an exam by a TMJ expert before resorting to surgery. A non-invasive treatment may be the best way to solve this situation.
StevenWayne

France

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Jan 19, 2011
 
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Alan_G

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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#12
Aug 17, 2011
 
As an addition to medical treatments, I found it also very useful to use a good ergonomic office chair at my work. Maybe you could ask your boss for it as well. On http://www.officechair24.co.uk for example you find very good ergonomic chairs for people with back problems.

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