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Started by mother01 on 09/01/2010 8:24am

I have L4 and L5 Herniated Disc, sciatica nerve issue, and I also have fibromyalgia. I was told that I was not a surgery candidate. I have done Physical Therapy, injection, and medication. I feel like I did not live my life and my husband do not understand. Then I become stree out and depression starts in. Can any body give some sugguests.


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I know how you feel .I'm in the same boat but they have yet to tell me what it is excatley what i have. its been like this for the past 15 yrs. Some days are better than others and if I'm lucky i get a pain free day once in a blue moon. i have b een told i fibromyalgia as ,but they cant find where the whole left side of my body hurts goes numb and thingles . i can be setting at my desk at work and all of a sudden it hits me like a electric shock. so i do fell your pain. hope it gets better i feel some comfort when i lay in a hot tub. good luck just keep your head up


A few years ago I had an l5 Herniated Disc. I tried various treatments including physio and still no luck with my pain. However, what did help was seeing a chiropractor that used the gonstead chiropractic technique. After a few visits my pain was a lot less.

Have you seen a chiropractor? There are different chiropractors that are skilled in various techniques. When I saw my first chiropractor, I didn't notice any difference in any pain. However when I went to see a different chiropractor, I realized that different teachings exist in the method they are skilled in.

Just me 2 pence really on how I fixed myself.... hope that helps, do let me know if so.
good luck.


Unfortunately, depression and pain go together and feed off each other. The more you hurt, the less you do, and the more depressed you feel...the more depressed you feel, the less you move and the more you hurt...which makes you more depressed. Are you on any antidepressants? There are some good ones that help with depression and pain like cymbalta.


Hi there. I had some trouble about 6 months ago with my back. I didn't have a clue why it was hurting until I visited my doctor. He told me that I was suffering from sciatica. Anyhow, he gave me some medication and gave me a link a colleague suggested for back pain. He suggested that I have spinal decompression done on my back. It was seriously amazing. I don't have time to explain what he did, but I can give you the link.http://www.northwestspineclinic.com/services/spinal-decompression/
I was skeptical at first because walking or bending seemed like a real painful chore, but I was wrong. I went to the clinic twice and did some exercises that they gave me, and I'm back to 100%!

I hope you can get some pain relief through natural means. I'm sorry you're having so much trouble. Don't get depressed! That's one of the worst things you can do for yourself. Instead, do something nice for yourself. You'll have plenty of time to worry when you're dead. That's what my mom has always told me.
Have a lovely day!



I know exactly how you feel!mine is herniated discin my neck sciatica and Yep the fibromyalgia set in about 5 years back.arthritis, bursitis, buldging,protruding discs a very recent spinal fusion on the L4 L5 because of the spinal stenosis.That operation itself 21 days old has seemed to help the horrible hip lower back and left leg pain but its aggravated the arthritis in the rest of my back and neck.So this is my suggestion to you Im guessin your in your late 30s the constant pain in your back and hip when u walk will cause every inch of your body to hurt hence fibro.pt and shots only work 4 so long.pull your phonebook out find a specialist that has both ortho and neuro drs.ask aBOUT SPINAL STENOSIS.And dothis before you get all the rest it causes.