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Lower back pain

Started by patsy63 on 06/10/2010 10:20am

I had surgery in June 08 for herniated disks. Took some time to heal, but started having lower back problems after a fall 13 months later. One disk was removed and two others laser. I started going to a chiropractor in Feb.2010 and it has helped relieved my pain. Treatments were 3 times a week and now down to every 3 weeks. I do routine exercises,walking, and using an inversion system. It all seems to be working to help me, and I have lost 20 lbs. I got vertigo this week, fell slightly and caught myself before hitting the floor. Yesterday the vertigo is improving, but now I have severe back pain. My chiropractor said that I will likely have to have treatments the rest of my life, but I should have significant improvement within two years with regular treatments. When, I re injury myself is this delaying my significant improvement, and what can I do other than what I am doing to get well. I feel like there is no hope for me, and a burden to my daughter, whom, is caring for me. I have had to move and live with my daughter in order to get the care and treatments I need.

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Hi patsy63
You didn't say what region of the spine you are having the problems with, I am suspecting the lumbar as that is where most of us suffer, but it would be good to get clarification. If your problems are indeed in the lumbar region and since you said you got relief with an inversion table you may want to have your doctor/physiotherapist/chiropractor to investigate the Trekke Lumbar Lift, it is new to the market but has been in testing for over a year. It offers soft, comfortable, ambulatory (mobile) spinal unloading of the lumbar region of the spine while allowing the sufferer to enjoy a near normal daily routine i.e. flexing, bending, walking, working etc, etc.