Originally posted by union_jack
Hi all, probably pure coincidence, my wife never has time off work. but shes been off these last two days suffering from lower back probs. It started
for no apparent reason..i.e..heavy lifting ,bend and the likes. She was chatting on face book yesterday..her sister is also off work with lower back
probs, then her other sister is complaining about back ache...her friend from work came online, she is off work with lower back probs ..why has
everyone got a glass back all of a sudden...?
Everyone's lower back hurts, is that what you are saying, friend? I speak here from plain, personal experience, so please take heed.
First of all, you with the lower back problems need to see a good neurosurgeon. The neurosurgeon should then check for
or PARS Defect.
I was born with pars defect in L-4, L5, and L-6, and I also have an extra vertebrae which is L7 and doctors cannot explain how, or why I am able to
walk, but they think that it is because my L-7 vertebrae stabilizes my spine somehow. My wife has this condition, as do my son, and daughter. My
neurosurgeon has PARS. My two stepsons may have PARS. It is a Genetic Defect. Runs in families.
I did not know that I had PARS, and for 12 years or so, I drank heavily to kill the pain always present in my lower back. My choice of poison was
Jack Daniel's and Budwiser, and I drank every single day for the whole 12 years. Please, I beg of you, do not fall into the drug/alcohol trap that
awaits you, always just around the corner, ready to strike. I almost killed myself several times during this dark period, just take my advice and
don't try to drink the pain away.
Mine did not bother me a lot until 1985, when I was in a semi truck roll-over crash which broke my lower back in three places, my Cervical Vertebrae
in two places, and separated my entire spine. I was on my back for over two years, and it was thought that I would never walk again. In 1987 my neck
vertebrae, C-5 to C-2, was fused together. In 2009 I have lower back surgery, where the PARS was removed, then the whole lover lumbar was fused
together, and Titanium Rods and fittings were installed. Let's just say I know a thing or two about back pain, and it's causes. Stay away from
narcotic pain killers, you are going to need these later in life. After surgery, you will have to learn how to walk again, bend over again, set in a
chair again, all these things you must train you back to do. Get yourself a good
and experiment with pillows until you find one you can
Anything else, advice, or whatever, please ask me.