bad back pain .?
I have had back pain for a long time , my back cracks and grinds all the time in addition to this pain . I had a bone scan done 2 weeks ago to check for any abnormality's or cancer but the bone scan came back fine . Could this still be cancer what could make my back crack and grind.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Feature articles on back pain:
Ruptured disk surgery as effective as doing nothing, study finds
(NewsTarget) Patients suffering from ruptured disks in their lower backs tend to recover regardless of whether or not they opt to undergo back surgery, according to a new study appearing in today's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The study -- led by Dr. James Weinstein...
Naturopathic Care and Low Back Pain (press release)
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Effectiveness of acupuncture for back pain increases with time
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Training your mind might be just as effective as working your muscles to treat chronic lower back pain. A study published today in the open access journal BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders shows that therapy that helps chronic back pain sufferers overcome the psychological challenges associated with the...
Acupressure Relieves Low Back Pain (press release)
Acupressure (applying pressure with the thumbs or fingertips to the same points on the body stimulated in acupuncture) seems to be more effective in reducing low back pain than physical therapy, finds a study published online by the BMJ today. Low back pain is a common health problem worldwide...
Herbals Effective for Low-Back Pain in the Short Term, Studies Find (press release)
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Acupressure can prevent brain shrinkage in back pain sufferers (press release)
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Unnecessary surgery exposed! Why 60% of all surgeries are medically unjustified and how surgeons exploit patients to generate profits
Every year millions of Americans go under the knife, but many of them are enduring great pain and shelling out thousands of dollars for surgeries they don't really need. In fact, the only people who seem to really benefit from these unnecessary medical procedures are the medical professionals who stand...
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Chiropractic and acupuncture help with back pain, but a real cure requires flexibility and strength training
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Back pain creates heavy economic burden on the U.S. economy
Fascinating new research shows the heavy economic impact of back pain on the U.S. economy. According to a new study, back pain accounts for $26 billion in health care expenditures yearly, and that doesn't include the lost productivity due to back pain, either. As a former sufferer of back pain...Source(s): http://www.newstarget.com/back_pain.html
- Anonymous6 years ago
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Normally, I would not answer a question like this as my expertise is generally in medication but I had severe sciatica while I was pregnant with my 3rd child (after having had twins) and I had sciatica so bad that I was finding it difficult to walk. I tried massage therapy and physical therapy and could not take medication
I went to the chiropractor and the pain was instantly relieved. My hips and lower back were out of alignment because I had carried twins the year before. On occasion a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) can also work but they usually only work on one joint at a time - the chiropractor will do your whole back which works faster. Anyone who does not believe in chiropractors will tell you they are quacks - don't listen.
I don't necessarily believe that chiropractors can cure things like diabetes but they can definitely relieve some types of back pain especially if a pinched nerve is involved which is usually the cause of sciatica.
- MicheleLv 44 years ago
I don't think you can really rate it, because every-body's pain tolerance is different. I think it also depends on how long you have been in labor for and where your labor is (ex. back labor is generally worse because they can't do anything for it with drugs.) However, they say that when a woman has a baby, their pain tolerance is higher than a man's. And men generally (think they) have a higher pain tolerance. Also, having gone through a 40 hour labor and birth, I would have to say probably an 8-9. But the worst was crowning and pushing the head out.
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- Anonymous6 years ago
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- ♥ cat furrever ♥Lv 61 decade ago
not sure, ask your doctor for the name of a good neurosurgeon or orthepedist. also ask any of them for x-rays. a mri might be neede to diagnose the problem. my spondyllothesis showed up in regular x-rays along with my arthritis and herniated discs, but my foraminal stenosis did not. that showed up only in the mri. good luck, i sincerly hope they can find the problem. back pain can be the worse.Source(s): been there & done that
- BruceLv 41 decade ago
It could just be wear and tear, you could start taking calcium with D
- Anonymous1 decade ago
sounds more like arthritis to me