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Doctors not listening to me

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I have had chronic pain for over 8 years. I have had 1 epidural, 3 rounds of facet joint injections and de-nervation but the doctors are not listening when I tell them it is not effective for more than a few weeks (de-nervation about 8 weeks). They are not listening when I tell them I have issues… Read more »

Sciatica and upset stomach

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Can sciatica give you an upset stomach? When I’m in real pain. I’m seem to have to rush to the toilet…

Back pain with swelling ankles

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Can lower back pain cause my feet/ankles to swell? I also have a tingling sensation in my toes… the right foot is worse than the left.

My back makes a clicking sound

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I occasionally have a click/crack as I sit down or stand up in my lower back – what should I do?

No money for private consultation

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Everyday I get very intense back pain I my lower back and tops of my legs. The doctors and specialists cannot seem to agree. What can I do as I have no money for private consultation?

Teenage boy with continuous back pain

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My son (14 years old) has had lower back pain to the left of his spine for 6 months now. He can’t walk even short distances. He can’t do sporting activities such as running, sprinting, or kicking. It hurts to stand, sit and lie down and he has tingling in his bottom. Moving his left leg triggers most pain no… Read more »

Pain and insomnia

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I have pain at times down both arms and legs. The neck pain is now mostly at night and I just can’t sleep. My left hand goes numb every time I nearly fall asleep and wakes me up. After two days of very little sleep, I take a sleeping pill (zanax or alprazolam) and sleep 8-10… Read more »

Help! I can’t move

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I hurt my back badly this morning, and can’t move. What should I do?

What’s the best type of mattress?

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Could you advise me on the best type of mattress to buy? I have a 12-year history of lower back pain, probably caused by osteoarthritis (awaiting MRI report)

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