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Unread 03-16-2003, 06:54 AM
Lower back pain many months post

There was a post about lower back pain, but most of the ladies seemed to still be in their first few weeks of recuperation.

I am curious about the post-ops who are several months out, and their lower back pain.

I never really had a problem with lower back pain before. I don't even recall this being a problem while I was home recovering. But its been pretty chronic since I went back to work. Its more like stiffness and I have to stretch my back out every day.

Are any ladies who many months post-op experiencing this?
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Unread 03-16-2003, 07:11 AM
Lower back pain many months post

Should I have posted this in Beyond the Land of Hyster?
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Unread 03-16-2003, 08:59 AM
Lower back pain many months post

Hi ((((Madeleine))))), you posted in the right place.

I'm so sorry you're dealing with these chronic back pains this far down the road

I know first hand just how bad those are, since I've always delt with lower back pains . Yours could be caused by a number of things and really should be addressed by your doctor. Only your doctor will be able to tell what is the source of your pain.

One thing you could do, if you're not already doing it, is to chart or journal your symptoms. I do it almost all the time and include such things as what I've been doing and eating and if there are any stressors in my life that could account from it.

Now this is just a thought, but I know that, sometimes, when I wear belted clothes, I get these lower back pains... any chance you could be having a similar problem

Best of luck... please keep us posted.
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Unread 03-16-2003, 09:24 AM
Lower back pain many months post

(((Madeleine))),
I am 3 yrs Post-Op & have been suffering with worsening low back pain since my Hyst. My Drs kept telling me it was normal & during healing many women would use their back to compensate for their abdomen, thus causing pain I had an emergency surgery for Bowel Obstructions 4 months after my Hyst..during my 2 week hospital stay the pain got soo bad, I'd cry myself to sleep each night despite all the pain meds, they also gave me a muscle relaxer none of which helped. The Surgeon made me an appt to see my new PCP to run some tests...about a yr & 1/2 agothey finally found DDD & 3 bad discs during a routine CT-Scan. They ran more tests that showed Scoliosis, Spinal Arthritis & HyperMobility Syndrome. I've had PT, Epidural Injections, Traction & underwent a Discography on Thurs to find out which Discs are causing me pain. I dont have the results yet tho. Here are some links w/ info on low back pain causes & treatments:

A Patient's Guide to Degenerative Disc Disease:
http://www.allaboutbackpain.com/html/spinesub.asp?id=36
http://chorus.rad.mcw.edu/doc/00873.html
http://www.emedicine.com/pmr/topic67.htm
http://www.spine-health.com/topics/c...w_degen01.html
http://www.allaboutbackpain.com/html...Disc%20Disease
www.spine-universe.com
http://www.spineuniverse.com/surgery...t_herndis.html
http://my.webmd.com/encyclopedia/article/1661.53653
http://www.medicalmultimediagroup.co...back/back.html

information about epidural injections:
http://www.lowbackpain.com/epidural.htm

What's a herniated disc, pinched nerve, bulging disc…?
http://www.spine-health.com/topics/c...ce/diff01.html

Where does it hurt? Categories of back pain: http://www.spine-health.com/topics/cd/hurt/h01.html

The myths and reality of back pain:
http://www.spine-health.com/topics/cd/myths/myth01.html

Treatments for Pain:
http://doctorsforpain.com/patient/treatments.html

Low Back Pain -- When is Imaging Needed? http://www.wdxcyber.com/ngen08.htm

A Patient's Guide to Lumbar Herniated Disc: http://www.allaboutbackpain.com/html/spinesub.asp?id=87

Backache Pain -- Discovery Health -- pain, backache:
http://health.discovery.com/centers/...ack_nerve.html

End Back pain:
http://www.pain-technology.com/

All About Back & Neck Pain:
http://www.allaboutbackpain.com/html...Disc%20Disease

http://www.espine.com/

http://www.spineuniverse.com/surgery...t_herndis.html

MMG - Patient Education Low Back Pain: http://www.medicalmultimediagroup.co...back/back.html

Good Luck Madeleine in finding some answers & relief to your pain Pls keep us posted...(((hugs)))
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Unread 01-16-2005, 09:41 PM
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Hi,
I am 7 months post op and only recently have had lower back pain and stiffness. I'm considering making an appointment with my GYN but I'm not sure if this is common after Hysts or not. The heating pad helps the most. Sure makes me feel old!
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Unread 01-18-2005, 09:09 AM
Lower back pain many months post

Hi Madeline,

I am a year post op and have had low back pain and sciatica ever since. I had no previous history of it and have tried all kinds of things to relieve it. Tomorrow I get the results of my mri scan, which my gp referred me for via my neurosurgeon way back last march/april as they suspect disc trouble at the L5/S1 junction. I've written plenty in the past on posts so will spare details. Suffice to say, amongst possible treatments mentioned if it is disc troubles behind the pain, back surgery is high on the list. I may be medically retired from my job pending these results too as I've been off ever since. (albeit apart from an enforced re-hab trial which I dismally failed to beable to do.) I currently rattle as I walk because of all the medications I now have prescribed, including anti depressants. One of the worst parts of all this is that I just don't feel people believe me that this isn't just any ordinary ache or pain. I've had worse things said to me as a result of this than the list of things we get said to us in our hysterectomy recoveries. Believe me, I really, really wish I didn't have any of this pain, but I'm hoping that it gets a good label (be it prolapsed disc, arthritis or whatever) just so I get believed that it HURTS! I only want my life back and to beable to do the things I so readily took for granted and so enjoyed doing .... I haven't been able to dance, to run, to mow my lawns ... or dig my garden! Some weeks I can't even hoover my carpets!
So I too, am very interested to know how many people suffer back pains also. Maybe as I saw suggested on another thread recently, a poll or survey could be set up? I am not very pc literate or I would do it.
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Unread 01-19-2005, 09:51 AM
Lower back pain many months post

I am currently in PM for SI joint dysfunction so, know what you ladies are going through with the lower back pain. It is miserable! I had injections done a few weeks ago and unfortunately they only helped for a few days and my pain is actually worse now than before. I have to take narcotic pain killers and muscle relaxers daily and am still unable to do many things w/o pain.

One thing to consider is adhesions! I had a lap in October in which the gyn lysised extensive adhesions. She and my PM doc both think this contributed to my back pain. Both also think the adhesions will reform and cause my ongoing problems.

Good luck to you in finding the cause of your pain and getting appropriate relief!
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