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You are most welcome to our community -- please introduce yourself to other members.
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BohawgB
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Pain

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Where to start? New members can start here asking questions
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cypspinec
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For understanding, managing, and coping with all manners of chronic pain.
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Discuss lower back pain, pain management, preventive advice and more. .
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For neck pain and cervical spine disorders and treatments.
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NEW! – Discuss when lower back complaints might be caused by the sacroiliac joint, including symptoms from the lower spine to upper leg
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bren85b
bren85

For pain in the upper region of the spine below the cervical region.
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RangerR
Ranger

Conditions

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For discussions focused on arthritis.
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Discuss your experiences with degenerative disc disease.
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Discuss your experiences with this muscular pain syndrome and how you treat and cope with its variety of symptoms.
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Discuss osteoporosis and fractures - treating, preventing, posture, pain relief, surgery, caregiving.
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unclejoeyu
unclejoey

Talk about scoliosis symptoms, management, treatments, and surgical options here.
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Talk about your experience with lumbar and cervical spinal stenosis.
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acbelmara
acbelmar

Discussions about conditions not previously covered
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sjujares
sjujare

Treatment

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For discussions on chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, diet and nutrition, and other non-medical treatments.
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Discussions about surgical treatment options and recovery.
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eled47e
eled47

Share your experiences and knowledge of pain management programs and techniques, including pain pumps, spinal cord stimulators, etc.
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L4_L5L
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Discuss and share information on various medications, side effects, dosages, and other considerations.
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dilauro
dilauro

Many people have asked about what to expect after surgery. Let's use this new forum topics to discuss Recovery.
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Discussions and experiences on using Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) devices.
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Discussion of spinal injections, such as epidural steroid injections, facet injections, etc.
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Meet up with other patients scheduled for spine surgery the same month as you. This forum is intended to offer advice and support to members who do not want to experience spine surgery alone.
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alissabta
alissabt

Mind, Body and Spirit

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Dealing with pain everyday is depressing. Here's the place to talk about it, commiserate, and ask for help when you need it.
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ulfu
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Eating healthy and losing weight can sometimes help back pain. Talk about your efforts to eat right and maintain a healthy weight.
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TerryGT
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Discuss the exercises that help you to relieve back pain, give tips, and find motivation to get back into daily living.
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For questions and advice about workers compensation, health insurance, social security disability, and medicare & medicaid coverage.
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DavidG
DavidG

For all things emotional/psychological you want to talk about--anxiety, stress, relationship issues, etc.
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dmod
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Pain makes it difficult to sleep, and lack of sleep makes the pain worse. Discuss and share advice on how to get a good night's sleep here.
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limetreel
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If you've tried to quit smoking but can't, you aren't alone. Discuss your plans to quit and share your successes (and frustrations) with others.
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Mudflap
Mudflap

What actions and plans can you do after your surgery or if you are not a candidate for surgery to stay as pain free as possible.
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Casual Conversation

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Share your success story or recent accomplishment(s). Walked up the stairs today? Share the joy!
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MollyAkM
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For jokes, funny anecdotes, and other lighter topics.
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Connecting with others about topics that are not directly related to pain and treatments.
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Wassa123W
Wassa123

Announcements

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Suggestions to help improve the forum? Not sure how to do something? Here's the place.
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chanzc
chanz

Topics in this forum will be used to: Make general announcements, Broadcast information to all members, Announce Changes
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dilauro
dilauro