Neck and Back pain.... Health

  • View author's info Author posted on May 12, 2006 14:00


    I have the neck pain thang. Basically means a hell of a lot of pain. I play, I pay. I love to ride and enjoy life, so I try to ride as a second on a comfy bike, which can be simply riding with someone on any bike where they don't pop the clutch a lot, or slam on the brakes. The bike I ride has been adjusted to be as comfy as possible. I love to ride fast, love curves, and think riding is like 3 days in the bahamas. I just have to take shorter rides. No 8 hrs of solid riding for me!
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  • View author's info posted on Apr 04, 2009 18:47


    Here is something to try the may or not may work for you, (give it some time it will take a few days or a week)

    IF it were me (legal stuff, i have to say that).. go to wall mart or your local health food store and get some stuff called MSM 500MG, this is an anti-inflammatory and usually this is where most of the pain is coming from. Ok this stuff goes through the system like Vitamin C so you want to take it about 3 times a day. You can run a search on MSM and should come up with lots of relevant info

    Find a good theraputic massage person. See what they have to say.

    hope this helps
  • View author's info Photo Verified Certified Biker posted on Jan 16, 2007 00:07


    To all of you with pain, boy can I understand where your coming from. Had a big pain in the neck for years, fired the doctor, hired a lawyer and like that she and the neck pain were gone... But my back pain as you can see is here to stay.
    Tried everything and my bikes are for sure the best medicine.
    Hope it works for you too.

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  • View author's info posted on May 16, 2006 18:28


    Thanks a bunch HC and Irish!
  • View author's info posted on May 15, 2006 03:53


    Heh Contessa: Thanks for sharing here!

    Sending good mojo to you and HC1.


    DD
  • View author's info posted on May 14, 2006 07:16


    IrishRoseCA write:
    I have the neck pain thang. Basically means a hell of a lot of pain. I play, I pay. I love to ride and enjoy life, so I try to ride as a second on a comfy bike, which can be simply riding with someone on any bike where they don't pop the clutch a lot, or slam on the brakes. The bike I ride has been adjusted to be as comfy as possible. I love to ride fast, love curves, and think riding is like 3 days in the bahamas. I just have to take shorter rides. No 8 hrs of solid riding for me!


    I know what you all are feeling. I have had lower back pain for about 8 years now. Been on pain killers that long also, eat them like candy and get no relief. Course, some days are better than others, depends on how active I have been. Mine is in my muscles. Took me 3 years and a bunch of doctors to even believe me. Walked out of the offices in tears and even thought a few times that I was crazy.
    Have been through all the tests and pain management you can think of.
    I have learned the hard way on what I can do and not do, so as long as I know and stay within my limits I do pretty good.
    Here lately I have had this other new thing going on, didn't even know it existed (Restless leg syndrome) now I am on another med for this. I could just about open my own RX.

    My prayers go out to all on finding relief!
  • View author's info posted on Feb 27, 2006 05:12


    Finally getting my MRI today and you know what? I don't care! I got to ride my 'new' bike for the first time yesterday. Neck; what neck? roflmao!

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  • View author's info posted on Feb 16, 2006 02:45


    ...How I am feeling lately:

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  • View author's info posted on Feb 16, 2006 02:39


    Bk ate my post, here's another try:

    Doc: I am so thrilled for you and LunarSoul! Happy days Babe!

    'KeepStrokin'': I really like that imagery Doc. Stormy seas for some of us, but I know there are calm blue seas out there.

    HC1_Hang in there baby!

    I have an MRI and EMG scheduled. Other stuff going on. Just riding the wave, and I have faith that things will be better soon, as long as I keep onkeepin'on.

    Feel like a salmon!

    DD
  • View author's info posted on Nov 14, 2005 21:43


    HarleyChic1 write:

    DoubleDelight write:
    Hi again to all of you! I am feeling good today and doing my *favorite* ride to Cold Springs Tavern on a great bike as a second with a bk buddy.
    Cold Springs Tavern Rocks!
    ~~~
    Jusask: Wish you had an office in CA! Welcome to bk land.

    Leica: When the pain is severe, soft tissue work can't be done, however the hot tub thing is always great.

    ArmyD- Thanks for the kind thoughts. : )

    HC1-How are you doing?

    Mojo-HI! Would love to know how you are doing also.

    SeeMe- Ty For prayers. They work. I love your posts.

    Hi NORTY!

    Mo-Have you tried turning the jets down? Works for me.

    Hi PawWoman. Hope you are having a blast getting to know people on bk.

    Everyone here who posted, please feel free to email or im me anytime.

    Off to ride and enjoy the day. I'm so excited. Varrooommmm baby!
    Edited 12 Nov 05:
    MRI was finally approved. Yippee. Finally some good pics.

    DD



    DD the epidural shots didn't work. My Dr. gave me Morphine to take 4x's a day.
    I can't take that much or I won't be able to function at work. So I take 1 or 2 a day.

    Now I'm waiting for an approval from my Ins. Co. to get more MRI's of my entire spine. The Dr. thinks that some of my disks collapsed from the pain I described to him, and what I'm feeling. "Plus I'm feeling short again"
    that's what happened last time. I shrunk 1 1/2 inches. Was 5' 9 1/2" before my neck surgery then just before my surgery I was 5' 8". After my surgery I was 5' 9". The Dr. gave me an inch back.

    "It just doesn't look good" I'm keeping my fingers crossed...........

    I'm crossin my fingers, eyes, and toes but I ain't crossdressin dammit!!!

    Well I would if it would help but I'm thinkin I'd just horrify a bunch of people and not even help ya!!

    Prayin for ya darlin, keep strokin
  • View author's info posted on Nov 12, 2005 12:55


    Hi again to all of you! I am feeling good today and doing my *favorite* ride to Cold Springs Tavern on a great bike as a second with a bk buddy.
    Cold Springs Tavern Rocks!
    ~~~
    Jusask: Wish you had an office in CA! Welcome to bk land.

    Leica: When the pain is severe, soft tissue work can't be done, however the hot tub thing is always great.

    ArmyD- Thanks for the kind thoughts. : )

    HC1-How are you doing?

    Mojo-HI! Would love to know how you are doing also.

    SeeMe- Ty For prayers. They work. I love your posts.

    Hi NORTY!

    Mo-Have you tried turning the jets down? Works for me.

    Hi PawWoman. Hope you are having a blast getting to know people on bk.

    Everyone here who posted, please feel free to email or im me anytime.

    Off to ride and enjoy the day. I'm so excited. Varrooommmm baby!
    Edited 12 Nov 05:
    MRI was finally approved. Yippee. Finally some good pics.

    DD
  • View author's info posted on Oct 25, 2005 14:15


    Hi Everyone.

    I'm not a member yet so this won't post for a few days. Sorry to hear about all the discomfort being felt by all. I am a massage therapist here in WI and have had great results with my fibro clients doing Swedish massage w/hot stones and Trigger Point Therapy. IMHO If done correctly ..... Trigger Point Therapy is incredible for pain relief. So very often, tender points correspond with trigger point referred pain areas ... it's amazing. So, Come and see me in my office ...... BK members get a free massage.
    Hi Everyone.

    I'm not a member yet so this won't post for a few days. Sorry to hear about all the discomfort being felt by all. I am a massage therapist here in WI and have had great results with my fibro clients doing Swedish massage w/hot stones and Trigger Point Therapy. IMHO If done correctly ..... Trigger Point Therapy is incredible for pain relief. So very often, tender points correspond with trigger point referred pain areas ... it's amazing. So, Come and see me in my office ...... BK members get a free massage.
  • View author's info posted on Oct 06, 2005 22:14


    hey Double Delight 2 years ago I was dignosed with fibermyalga, I have tried numerous narcatic, and non narcotic scripts ,the blunt of it is tramodel or ultracet have helped me to manage the pain level ,I recently signed up for a pain management, and fibermyalga support group . Have you ever tried soft tissue massage or hot tub use , these both have really helped me out a whole bunch . Good Luck Leica
  • View author's info posted on Oct 04, 2005 18:36



    HarleyChic1 write:

    seeme1st write:
    yes HC how are you feeling???? i know the 1st one i got i felt a bit funky for about 24 hrs--but mine was in my neck

    i'm hoping you are feeling alot better



    Seeme I got my 1st shot yesterday in my lower back. I still feel kinda weird. My whole back is sore now and my legs hurt. "I don't know if I'm supposed to feel like that". My next shot is next Monday - "I really hope these shots work" I don't want surgery again. I went through hell with my neck and I'm sure the lower back will be worse. I'm putting surgery off. That will be a last resort like I did with my neck.



    take it easy and relax--the meds take time to work thru--it is slightly invasive--i've since had them in my foot and knee and yes the 1st one was the funkiest

    but if in a couple of days you don't start to feel a little better i would talk to the Dr just to update

    and your in my thoughts and prayers that it will help you
  • View author's info posted on Oct 04, 2005 06:25


    yes HC how are you feeling???? i know the 1st one i got i felt a bit funky for about 24 hrs--but mine was in my neck

    i'm hoping you are feeling alot better
  • View author's info posted on Sep 23, 2005 17:09


    hi ALL! -- Hello and Thanks for all of your great shares:


    I have just a few minutes to come back on this thread and see how you are all doing. Then it will be back to lie down for me-because my neck is burning.


    I am second level reiki, massage therapist-learned several different methods of energy work. Happy to exchange good energy work with anyone, anytime.

    Sending great energy your way- best to all my new cyber buddies.......

    DD
  • View author's info posted on Sep 23, 2005 14:39



    pawitchywoman write:

    WINDSPIRIT50 write:

    mojo2005 write:
    My back pain started in Dec. 04.....two months ago 3xwk have it aligned and elec. nerve stim. (tens) has helped me....saw a site 3w spinalcord dot org ....let me know if ya not able to find it


    Jo....(tens) Although it works only when it's done I'm right back to the spasms when they take it off!....I'll check out that sight but my spine specialist told me under no uncertain terms to let anyone inject or do anything else to my spinal cord...I have someone very close to me research as much or more than I do!....Mo

    Crazy...I'm open to listen...I'll contact you!



    Dayum girl, if you get thru PA ever, let me know, I will do some work on ya. (Energy balancing, theraputic massage). Same for you DD! The closest thing you can look up on the internet as far as what I do is "Reiki".


    Thanks...I'll keep that in mind...Mo
  • View author's info posted on Sep 23, 2005 13:46



    WINDSPIRIT50 write:

    mojo2005 write:
    My back pain started in Dec. 04.....two months ago 3xwk have it aligned and elec. nerve stim. (tens) has helped me....saw a site 3w spinalcord dot org ....let me know if ya not able to find it


    Jo....(tens) Although it works only when it's done I'm right back to the spasms when they take it off!....I'll check out that sight but my spine specialist told me under no uncertain terms to let anyone inject or do anything else to my spinal cord...I have someone very close to me research as much or more than I do!....Mo

    Crazy...I'm open to listen...I'll contact you!



    Dayum girl, if you get thru PA ever, let me know, I will do some work on ya. (Energy balancing, theraputic massage). Same for you DD! The closest thing you can look up on the internet as far as what I do is "Reiki".
  • View author's info posted on Sep 23, 2005 02:03



    mojo2005 write:
    My back pain started in Dec. 04.....two months ago 3xwk have it aligned and elec. nerve stim. (tens) has helped me....saw a site 3w spinalcord dot org ....let me know if ya not able to find it


    Jo....(tens) Although it works only when it's done I'm right back to the spasms when they take it off!....I'll check out that sight but my spine specialist told me under no uncertain terms to let anyone inject or do anything else to my spinal cord...I have someone very close to me research as much or more than I do!....Mo

    Crazy...I'm open to listen...I'll contact you!
  • View author's info posted on Sep 23, 2005 01:55



    DoubleDelight write:
    Wind Spirit,

    Have you tried Imitrex for migraines? It works like a miracle pill (most of the time) and is non-narcotic.

    Sending warm healing energy your way,

    DD


    DD.....I have to take Tramadol...non- narcotic and Caffiene..that helps for the migraines.....I was reading what Seeme suggested...Hot tub....Unfortunatley for me I can use a hot tub as long as the Jets aren't going it will set off my trigger points and bring on the pain worse...Nortey...Remicade was never suggested to me.....Mo
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