I'm sorry you're hurting. Back pain is bad because your back is basically half your body! Have you had any mris or cat scans done? You may have some osteoarthritis or something like that. I take ultram and it handles the pain pretty well, and I was on fentanyl, so it works pretty good and is nonaddicting. I've taken naproxyn before and it works pretty good on pain, as does motrin, especially if it's muscle related, so if it didn't work, maybe something more is happening. I also have fibro and I don't know where all the pressure points are but my fibro I've been told is because I don't sleep well due to the pain in my back. Muscle relaxers, my neurosurgeon says, can be bad or good, but he says that if your back is crooked, they can make your back go out of alignement more, and its possible to hurt your back if you don't stay flat the next day. Since this is seldom possible, I don't take them much. I hope you can get your doc to check into this and get you some pain relief. I can fully sympathize and ((((hugs)))) and hope you feel better soon.
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Yes, I have really bad back pain. I have had it for years with the last episodes for about 3 months. In the last 2 weeks it has really hit me hard though. Going down into my bottom, it's really horrid.
I had x rays and they have come back with the results now. I have a diagnosis of :- lumbosacral spondylosis, thoracic spondylosis. Also my sacroiliac joints are out of sync. I have osteoporosis because I have been taking steroids daily - in huge amounts at times - for 30+ years, and nobody bothered to put me on any treatments for bone thinning - doh !! I also have osteoarthritis, and thinning of the whole of the spine. Oh and severe swelling in the surrounding tissue.
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