Back pain


#1
My wife has hurt her back. Think it is a trapped nerve or pulled muscle but am paranoid about anything that happens to her since she was diagnosed with pd and am worried it is yet another symptom of the disease. Any advice or something to put my mind at rest

#2
it is very easy to start to think every pain is pd related - but people with pd do get normal pains. on the other hand people with pd do get a lot of pains!
back pains, often the lower back or neck, are very common. check her use of the computer and driving - avoid hunching. regular stretching can help a lot. constipation can cause lower back pain.

#3
Hi Davech,
I suffer greatly with back pain which is pd related. I was dx 12 years ago and am most affected down my left side. I started with severe back pain about a year ago and following medical investigations I was told that the muscles on the left side of my back are now being pulled across toward the right side, effectively my back muscles are twisting. It is very painful and starts around my hip area then goes right up the center into my neck. I attend a pain clinic and take tons of tramadol but it only eases it for a short time.

If your wife's pain is pd related it will continue for the foreseeable future but obviously if its a muscle pull it will heal with rest she will need to see her neuro and a physio. I like to use a heat pad on my back and have found a plug in electric one is best but those that can be heated in the microwave are pretty useful too. I do hope that your wife's pain it's only a muscle pull, because if it is pd related she's stuck with it and the constant pain makes me like a bear with a sore head....I must be hell to live with at times!!!

Take care
Glenchass

#4
Hello davech
Is that Russian, I was fortunate enough to visit Fairford Air Show at the time of Gorbechov a very much good guy, unlike the bloke that runs things
now,who seems to want that great country back to Stalinistic, GOD I do drone on don't I , I even bore myself, as I was trying to say this guy I met was from Russia and his name was Davechov Glasnast, but he said to call him Davech for short. I bet you are overjoyed I told you that. The reason I told you is
I can only go to Airshows now with my trusty companion SILVER my wheel chair
its Aluminium , as opposed to the yankee ALOOMINUM and great to handle, and yes back pain is one of the symptoms of PD in my case Its Dystonic "Ill have a gin with that" Dystonia", I get pain in my lower back which on a scale of 10 is about 12, and also in my neck and shoulders where it will easily soar to 27, Im
being silly now, have you noticed, but seriously davech you probably will encounter pain sooner or later, hopefully much much later my friend.
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