Asked by CASSIEME1 on Monday, December 2, 2019



    7 Answers from the Community

    7 answers
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      There are a lot of different types of pain and back pain rates up there at the worst. I have degenerative disk disease, so they say, I believe mine was T4 - T5 I have found that hanging upside down in one of those inversion table/swing things does a world of good for getting rid of that back pain.

      about 1 year ago
    • Bengal's Avatar

      Sure hope you and your doctor can find you relief. I too have lower back pain and at times crippling sciatica. The pain can make me cry. Always wondered if those Teeter hang-ups or the like worked. Thanks for that tip, Greg. I had lower back MRI just a while ago and am waiting to get results.

      about 1 year ago
    • ChicagoSandy's Avatar

      Mine's around L-5. I can't use inversion because I have GERD, so I have to be vigilant about biomechanics and doing the right stretch at the right time. Lower back pain due to degenerative disc disease is one of the most agonizing afflictions that can't kill you.

      about 1 year ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar

      I am sorry to hear that you have to deal with this. My bulging disc is at L4-L5. It happened about 15 years ago and flares up every so often. Mine was treated with physical therapy. I do the exercises at home whenever I feel it starting to hurt. I often wonder how it would feel to actually be pain-free even if it were only for one day. Take care.

      about 1 year ago
    • CASSIEME1's Avatar

      can this be a result of chemo and radiation? my initial pain started in my legs 2 days after my first chemo and kept getting worse and worse.

      about 1 year ago
    • Molly72's Avatar

      Back pain is up there with the pain of a bad tooth ache, except it is always there.
      I finally had three shots of a nerve block & prednisone. I had two which never worked, the last one did the job. It lasted three weeks.
      Be careful of those inversion devices, if you have high blood pressure or a heart problem, they are a no-no. There is another device that does the same thing, but you lie down on the floor with it. It stretches your back, but is only temporary. It's available on Amazon.

      about 1 year ago
    • CASSIEME1's Avatar

      what is it called on amazon

      about 1 year ago

    Help the community by answering this question:

    Create an account to post your answer Already have an account? Sign in!

    By using WhatNext, you agree to our User Agreement, and Privacy Policy

    Read and answer more breast cancer questions.  Also, don't forget to check out our Breast Cancer page.