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

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Where to start? New members can start here asking questions
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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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DebswD
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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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Liz
Liz

For pain in the upper region of the spine below the cervical region.
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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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JacqiJ
Jacqi

Talk about scoliosis symptoms, management, treatments, and surgical options here.
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WLLady
WLLady

Talk about your experience with lumbar and cervical spinal stenosis.
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Discussions about conditions not previously covered
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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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Share your experiences and knowledge of pain management programs and techniques, including pain pumps, spinal cord stimulators, etc.
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Discuss and share information on various medications, side effects, dosages, and other considerations.
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Many people have asked about what to expect after surgery. Let's use this new forum topics to discuss Recovery.
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Liz
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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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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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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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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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arlestera
arlester

For questions and advice about workers compensation, health insurance, social security disability, and medicare & medicaid coverage.
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For all things emotional/psychological you want to talk about--anxiety, stress, relationship issues, etc.
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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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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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Debbie94
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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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LMH381L
LMH381

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