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Old September 10th, 2007, 11:20   #16
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Originally Posted by TrueTGN View Post
I wouldn't say I have the same thing, but maybe similar. Ive never been checked out by a doctor or been told what exactly is wrong with me but im not even 20 yet and I get severe lower back pain in my spine. Its been a gradual thing over the last year and never seems to get any better. Day in and day out I get aching and shooting pains down either side of my lower back and sometimes into my legs and its something ive come to live with now... and yes I need to get it checked out. You're right though, you get used to it and you carry on regardless.

But anyways back on topic, I surprisingly took the time to read that entire post Haggis and its a good read and keep goin!
You should definately get this checked out. It may (or may not be) sciatica, but medical science has given us a lot more tools to deal with these sorts of problems in the last couple of decades. A firm diagnosis is half the battle.

While I am a big supporter of chiropractic treatment, the appropriate diagnostic tree to a long back problem is GP first, then a referral to physiatrist or orthopod depending on what you GP thinks.


I never would have guessed man. You rock.


Nice peice of writing. A deal with tons of people with all types of chronic pain, and while they all suffer like you, not many of them are nearly as articulate about it.

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