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History of back pain...

Apr 09, 2011 - 0 comments

Low back pain


Back pain



When I was a kid I fell out of a moving vehicle on two occasions... I have been in 4 car accidents. I have been hit by a car while ridding my bike. I have fallen down a flight of stairs. I have slipped on ice more times than I could ever count including slipping on ice on stairs that lead to falling down them. I have had a bookshelf dropped on me when moving furniture. I have fallen out of a tree on a few occasions as a kid.
That's all of the injuries I can think of at the moment.

When I was 19 I went to the chiropractor about my back and knee pain. I was informed my tail bone never fully developed. I was also informed that my spin was fairly damaged and curved unusually. All in all he was not very helpful. All he suggested was heavy pain killers for life.

I can not do a single sit up or crunch without my lower back hurting immensely. It has hurt to sit up right when getting out of bed in the morning for over 10 years now.

At this point in my life I just want to know what I can do to make the pain stop. I am not really interested in taking pain killers I would rather find out if there is something I can do to alleviate the problem in the first place.

I have considered a back brace but I would like to know first if I can fix the problem before I just give up and drug the pain away.

History of knee pain...

Apr 09, 2011 - 1 comments

pain inside knee


knee pain cracking


knee swelling and pain

I danced for about 5 years when I was a preteen and teenager. I stopped due to pain in my knees worsening. I have had the pain in my knees ever since. I can not run or sprint without a knee giving out. My knees randomly swell up roughly once a month or more if I walked a lot the day before. They pretty much hurt every day. They pop almost daily which usually hurts. Half the time my knees feel out of place and I have to twist them in order to make them pop to ease the discomfort.

I have been in a few car accidents but I do not know if it caused the knee problem. I used to roller blade on a daily basis for about 4 years when I was a preteen/teenager. I also played volleyball for 3 years some of which I did not have knee pads for diving. I played basketball for 3 years but stopped once my knees started to give out when attempting to run across the court. I used to ride my bike a lot when I was a kid. I recall the pain in my knees starting I believe when I was 11 years old. I was riding my bike down a bridge when a car came out of the alley at the end and hit me. He ran over the front half of my bicycle pinning me to the curb under my bike. I never went to the doctor about it. It's possible I assume that the accident may have started the problem with my knees.

I would like to do something about this problem but I want to make sure I start in the right place. I do not have a lot of available money to throw out the window in hospital bills. I would rather go to the right place the first time. So if anyone can tell me what kind of doctor to see specifically it would be greatly appreciated.