Body work is a form of complementary and alternative medicine - aka CAM
- that is sometimes very helpful in preventing or healing back pain. Have you tried bodywork for your back pain? Share your experience. Share Your Experience
back and neck pain
- I got back pain2 years, this page has been helps me ,bicause the doctors,not much thanks so much.
- —Guest maria weinman
- thank you for you are givng giving to overcome the backpain,now my problem is,l5-s1 sequestered disc compresd the thecal sac and nerve roots.please help thank you.
- —Guest Tamerat Terefe
Network Chiropractic Care
- Need to look into this form of chiropractic care... no cracking... MEGA relief. I have sought relief from CAM... to no avail. I Am finally getting some relief as a patient of this type of care. I Am hopeful... which after 18 months of pain & inability to find relief due to torn ligaments in my back/sacroiliac joint is a huge thing!
- —Guest Lynn
CAM For Back Pain
- I would be non functional without my regiment of massage, chiropractic, and acupuncture. Seriously, I'd probably be ina wheelchair otherwise.
- —Guest Densie
suggestion for workout
- I also am a RN who can no longer work due to a bad back . I have had 2 surgeries one was a fusion, I have failed a nerve conduction study and it showed impingement on at L5. I can no longer remember how many epideruals I have had, they last hours to a day or so, I maintain by having a masage each week and fentanyl patches, I function okay but wish I could work , Recently I began going to the YMCA, and have PT each week, my advice is always keep moving ,, for as long as you can.
- I HAVE A CHRONIC NECK PAIN. ONE/HALF INCH BY THREE INCH STRIP ON TOP OF LEFT SHOULDER FROM EDGE OF NECK DOWN. I RECEIVED "MYOFUSCIAL" SHOT. IS THIS THE BEST TREATMENT? THANX FOR YOUR ANSWER.......PA-DA-D.......
- —Guest RICKY
suggestion for workout
- As an RN & chr.back pain sufferer since 95-I would strongly recommend that you see an orthopedist for a consult to r/o any major issues & describe your workout routine to the MD & also you should get a referral for a PT evaluation-they can be a godsend in helping people rehab & tweaking people's exercise regimens.I am not discounting chiropractors but sometimes w/our problems you have to keep reaching out to different doctors & specialities to get a new,fresh,perspective look @our issues & ultimately a correct,helpful treatment plan-Good luck!!
- —Guest luvmybully
massage,trigger pt injections,etc
- I am a newbie to this group-Happy New Year to all. since 1990-suffer from chronic back pain/sciatica,le weakness,fibro & depression. I have had unfortunately short term relief from TP injections-massages w/increase spasms hrs after or sometimes a few hrs of less pain which I appreciated. I hope that all of you who get great relief continue to do these therapies w/cont success
- I'm curious as to whether going through my regular workouts at the gym help or hurt my pinched sciatic nerve. It doesn't hurt before, during, or after the workout but it doesn't seem any better the next day. I"ve been to a chiropractor for 9 sessions and I don't feel that helped any either. I'm just looking for answers.
- —Guest Paul
Natural Herbal Remedy
- In addition to those natural methods, you could augment the back pain regimen with an herbal lotion. I've found one that really helps my family and I. It has analgesic herbs to relieve the pain, nerve quelling herbs to get the irritated nerves to relax, and herbs to get the skeletal muscles to relax. Also, it has some herbs to repair damage that may be causing the pain. The herbal decoction is turned into a lotion and put in a cool roll-on bottle so you don't get it all over your hands when you put it on. It's called Back & Neck Relief and I got it from Nature's Rite. My kids like it for Football and Wrestling injuries. I like it for after I go skiing and my back hurts. My wife uses it on her neck to relieve tension headaches. It's good stuff.
- —Guest steve
Massage, acupuncture, TrP injections
- I've had back pain since I was 10 and it's only gotten worse as I've gotten older. The only things that have helped me are massage, acupuncture and cupping, and trigger point injections for when things are really bad. Without these treatments, I'd be in a wheel chair. With them, I've been able to give up the cane I used when my SI joint sclerosis got really painful.
- I believe, from my own experience, that an excellent massage therapist can work wonders.
- —Guest OMPilates