nstore04 replied the topic: Back pain - running out of ideas
Thank you. Sorry I did not read the rules properly. I was in no way trying to promote any sort of product. Just simply offering and alternative to those who are suffering lower back pain that could possibly work.
I too thought the same thing, they way they offer it as a 'cure' to back pain but although there was no scientific studies on it, the program, was developed by, and the testimonials(videos, which are much better than written), were from people who have genuinely suffered from back pain. A doctor, or physio, or chiropractor, or naturopath or any of those professions can sit there and try to help you with their knowledge, based off their studies, from scientific research. and tell you how you should be, or what is causing your pain, but ultimately, I believe, experience prevails. Those who have lived in chronic pain can offer some of the best advice. Obviously, not all of it will work for everyone, but it could help that one person. Sometimes you don't know until you try.
I was simply trying to possibly stop someone from being in the situation I am now. I strongly believe if I had been shown an alternative route before surgery, with regards to strengthening and stretching, I would be in a lot better position.
The day they opened me up and stuck screws and rods in my spine, my life changed dramatically. Although I am trying to take the positives out of the situation and am determined to beat it, if I could go back there is no way I would go through with a fusion.
I used to fall over, a pain like being stabbed in the back, I was unable to run, or surf, and would lie in bed in pain, but I had a life. The pain I experience now, side the fusion,has stopped me from even walking very far, let alone getting back to any of my hobbies.
Surgery will help some, and I'm sure that it has, but the doctors can often be knife happy. and you put your trust in these surgeons, which have been trained for years and years on scientific research and educate themselves on which approach to take to each situation, but at no time, was I ever told I could be left in chronic pain. I was told I would be limited with some things, but I could get back to most hobbies.
I just hope people can take out of this that, if you are suffering from chronic pain, and your specialist recommends a fusion, I would try many different approaches before you go down that road. It is irreversible once it's done. Each case is unique so advice is just out there for people to take on board and consider.
The neuropathic pain, and sensitivity of the nervous system can be a result of these major surgeries. You can't dwell on what could have been done to prevent something once it's done, but I do hope, and forums are the area to express the opinions, that I could save someone from going through what I have. I'm sure there are much worse cases on this site of peoples experiences, people that have been in pain for a lot longer, and maybe they too can help people by suggesting alternative ways to help with their problem.