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Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by Funmilehot(f): 9:02am On May 26
Lusola15:


To God be the glory it as.

Pregabalin and neruvita fort

I had to go for traction in LSUTH.

He should start sleeping on the floor too
please what do you mean by traction? He has finished 2 cards of Pregabalin it stopped and came back.
He has also finished 4 cards of cocodamol.

How long were u on the drugs sir?

The pains arr affecting his hip as well.
Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by Lusola15: 9:08am On May 26
Funmilehot:
Yes sir! The doctor said it was as a result of his posture and my brother sits for a long time at his place of work. He has been on medication prescribed by the doctor, Cocodamol. A relief came but the pain is back again. He can hardly bend or walk erect. Please help.

Tell the doctor to refer him to lsuth physio department if he is in Lagos.

Cocodamol will only reduce the pain and it will come back.
Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by Funmilehot(f): 9:16am On May 26
Lusola15:


Tell the doctor to refer him to lsuth physio department if he is in Lagos.

Cocodamol will only reduce the pain and it will come back.
Thank u sir. I found out that his is similar to yours.

Please could u tell me more about traction and cost?
Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by Lusola15: 9:20am On May 26
Funmilehot:
please what do you mean by traction? He has finished 2 cards of Pregabalin it stopped and came back.
He has also finished 4 cards of cocodamol.

How long were u on the drugs sir?

The pains arr affecting his hip as well.

I wont advice he stays to long on cocodamol because it is addictive.

The pain was crazy in my hips too and I couldn't sleep, I couldn't walk erect without bending it started affecting my walking.

There is a machine in lasuth its used for traction. Traction if I will explain in a layman's term is pulling of the upper limbs and the lower limbs apart using a machine this reduces the pressure on the back allowing for easy movement. That machine did wonders for me

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Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by Funmilehot(f): 9:32am On May 26
Lusola15:


I wont advice he stays to long on cocodamol because it is addictive.

The pain was crazy in my hips too and I couldn't sleep, I couldn't walk erect without bending it started affecting my walking.

There is a machine in lasuth its used for traction. Traction if I will explain in a layman's term is pulling of the upper limbs and the lower limbs apart using a machine this reduces the pressure on the back allowing for easy movement. That machine did wonders for me
Thank u sir! Sorry if am bothering you cos he's my only brother. The traction is it done just once or repeatedly and cost implication please?
Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by Lusola15: 9:43am On May 26
Funmilehot:
Thank u sir! Sorry if am bothering you cos he's my only brother. The traction is it done just once or repeatedly and cost implication please?

You are not bothering me oo, I think traction cost 11k per session.

Sent you a message
Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by Funmilehot(f): 12:40pm On May 26
Lusola15:


You are not bothering me oo, I think traction cost 11k per session.

Sent you a message
Thank you Sir. Sorry I do not have access to this email again.
Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by braveheart77: 12:53pm On May 26
Funmilehot:
please ur suggestion will be highly valued. He keep going to hospital and they keep giving him expensive pain relief drugs but the pains returns. Please what steps did you take to correct yours?

Exercises to strengthen weak muscles and losen tight ones. In posterior pelvic tilt certain muscles are tight and others are weak and they need to be worked on through exercises and awareness of what the neutral spine should be. That’s why I said he needs education, that’s the key!!

Doctor can treat you with all sorts of medications or devices but if you don’t know what the right posture is, then just wait for a few months or years it will surely be back. Traction will take away the pain but all these are just treatments for the symptoms (yea the pain is just a symptom that you have a misaligned pelvis)

Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by Lusola15: 1:42pm On May 26
braveheart77:


Exercises to strengthen weak muscles and losen tight ones. In posterior pelvic tilt certain muscles are tight and others are weak and they need to be worked on through exercises and awareness of what the neutral spine should be. That’s why I said he needs education, that’s the key!!

Doctor can treat you with all sorts of medications or devices but if you don’t know what the right posture is, then just wait for a few months or years it will surely be back. Traction will take away the pain but all these are just treatments for the symptoms (yea the pain is just a symptom that you have a misaligned pelvis)


Lots of the right exercises and eating healthy food will also help but I will say it was the combination of everything that got me thru.

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Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by Lusola15: 1:44pm On May 26
Funmilehot:

Thank you Sir. Sorry I do not have access to this email again.

Ok

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Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by Funmilehot(f): 9:57pm On May 26
braveheart77:


Exercises to strengthen weak muscles and losen tight ones. In posterior pelvic tilt certain muscles are tight and others are weak and they need to be worked on through exercises and awareness of what the neutral spine should be. That’s why I said he needs education, that’s the key!!

Doctor can treat you with all sorts of medications or devices but if you don’t know what the right posture is, then just wait for a few months or years it will surely be back. Traction will take away the pain but all these are just treatments for the symptoms (yea the pain is just a symptom that you have a misaligned pelvis)
Thank u so much sir God will bless you real good. He's not on NL but I've shown him this thread and he has taken your contact.
From the pictures u sent his condition looks like the one in the middle with bulging out butt(anterior pelvic tilt)
Talking about the right posture do u mean with time the bad posture/misaligned pelvis can return back to normal in months or years to come?
While on exercise should he continue or discontinue pain relief drugs?

And if he should continue on pain relief drugs could u be kind to recommend any?
Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by Funmilehot(f): 8:03am On May 27
Lusola15:



Lots of the right exercises and eating healthy food will also help but I will say it was the combination of everything that got me thru.

Wow! Am so happy for u. Do u sleep on the floor or bed? Or orthopaedic bed?
Any recommended exercise?

Is squatting/frog jump a good one?
Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by internationalman(m): 8:35am On May 27
I have exactly the same pain in my left hip and the entire leg downward..

Though I don't have back pain but I can't work long distance without breaking down in pain. I also noticed that my posture has changed (bending rightward while walking or standing)

A doctor suggested it's arthritis and placed me on ibuprofen and other pain reliever medicine.

It works very well but the pain reoccures as soon as I stop the medication..

Please I need help.
Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by braveheart77: 10:44am On May 27
internationalman:
I have exactly the same pain in my left hip and the entire leg downward..

Though I don't have back pain but I can't work long distance without breaking down in pain. I also noticed that my posture has changed (bending rightward while walking or standing)

A doctor suggested it's arthritis and placed me on ibuprofen and other pain reliever medicine.

It works very well but the pain reoccures as soon as I stop the medication..

Please I need help.

You likely have some weak or tight muscles on your left, so your right is compensating for it; this could have been caused by an injury in the past or damage to any the hip muscles.

I usually don’t advise pain relievers unless its an extreme pain. Pain relievers may make it seem like you’re improving when you are not.

Clearly you need to work on your posture but did you have any trigger to this event that you can remember?
Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by braveheart77: 10:50am On May 27
Funmilehot:
Thank u so much sir God will bless you real good. He's not on NL but I've shown him this thread and he has taken your contact.
From the pictures u sent his condition looks like the one in the middle with bulging out butt(anterior pelvic tilt)
Talking about the right posture do u mean with time the bad posture/misaligned pelvis can return back to normal in months or years to come?
While on exercise should he continue or discontinue pain relief drugs?

And if he should continue on pain relief drugs could u be kind to recommend any?

@Bolded, I doubt it!! Someone with an anterior pelvic tilt will not have a straightened lumbar lordosis or flat back. APT is characterized by excessive curve in the lower back.

We can do a quick test:

He should lay down on his back with his legs flat down and knees raised up. Can he feel arch in his lower back or is there a curve, he should put this hand through his lower back to confirm.

See my comment in the previous post on my opinion on pain medications and yes if the issues of poor posture is not addressed the pain and dysfunctions will keep coming back.

Let him do the test above. A proper diagnosis is important before he starts exercises; it will be crazy to do a posterior pelvic tilt correction exercise when he actually has an anterior pelvic tilt and vice versa; this will make him WORST!!
Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by internationalman(m): 2:13pm On May 27
braveheart77:


You likely have some weak or tight muscles on your left, so your right is compensating for it; this could have been caused by an injury in the past or damage to any the hip muscles.

I usually don’t advise pain relievers unless its an extreme pain. Pain relievers may make it seem like you’re improving when you are not.

Clearly you need to work on your posture but did you have any trigger to this event that you can remember?

No, no trigger at all. I'm just surprised.

I notice I can now work long distance without breaking down in pain but I can barely sleep fine at night without feeling pain or barely stand in the morning as soon as I wake up.

In summary everything is now severe at night only
Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by hefelove(m): 3:05pm On May 27
internationalman:
I have exactly the same pain in my left hip and the entire leg downward..

Though I don't have back pain but I can't work long distance without breaking down in pain. I also noticed that my posture has changed (bending rightward while walking or standing)

A doctor suggested it's arthritis and placed me on ibuprofen and other pain reliever medicine.

It works very well but the pain reoccures as soon as I stop the medication..

Please I need help.
All you need is a physiotherapy
Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by Lusola15: 3:13pm On May 27
Funmilehot:
Wow! Am so happy for u. Do u sleep on the floor or bed? Or orthopaedic bed?
Any recommended exercise?

Is squatting/frog jump a good one?

I slept on the floor. It's the best

Please don't do frog jump it will only make it worst
Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by Lusola15: 3:21pm On May 27
internationalman:
I have exactly the same pain in my left hip and the entire leg downward..

Though I don't have back pain but I can't work long distance without breaking down in pain. I also noticed that my posture has changed (bending rightward while walking or standing)

A doctor suggested it's arthritis and placed me on ibuprofen and other pain reliever medicine.

It works very well but the pain reoccures as soon as I stop the medication..

Please I need help.

When it started I thought it was my leg that was paining me but the x-ray show it was my lower back. I would advise you go to a govt hospital. The right combination of drugs, exercise and food would help

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Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by Lusola15: 3:31pm On May 27
internationalman:


No, no trigger at all. I'm just surprised.

I notice I can now work long distance without breaking down in pain but I can barely sleep fine at night without feeling pain or barely stand in the morning as soon as I wake up.

In summary everything is now severe at night only

If you are in lagos I would advise you go to lasuth or go to any govt teaching hospital or specialist hospital around you.

At that time the pain always woke me up around 2:30am and it was pain till daybreak.

Please get help

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Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by internationalman(m): 3:56pm On May 27
Lusola15:


If you are in lagos I would advise you go to lasuth or go to any govt teaching hospital or specialist hospital around you.

At that time the pain always woke me up around 2:30am and it was pain till daybreak.

Please get help

You are just describing me. The pain wakes me up every night. But it's very very mild during the day.

But I'm in Benin.

Can you point me in the right direction how you ended up finding cure for yours
Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by internationalman(m): 3:58pm On May 27
hefelove:

All you need is a physiotherapy

Please suggest a very good one for me
Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by Funmilehot(f): 5:29pm On May 27
internationalman:
I have exactly the same pain in my left hip and the entire leg downward..

Though I don't have back pain but I can't work long distance without breaking down in pain. I also noticed that my posture has changed (bending rightward while walking or standing)

A doctor suggested it's arthritis and placed me on ibuprofen and other pain reliever medicine.

It works very well but the pain reoccures as soon as I stop the medication..

Please I need help.
Sorry about your condition sir. How old are u please?
Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by Funmilehot(f): 5:36pm On May 27
internationalman:


You are just describing me. The pain wakes me up every night. But it's very very mild during the day.

But I'm in Benin.

Can you point me in the right direction how you ended up finding cure for yours
Have u gone to hospital to find out exactly what is wrong may be through scan or xray?
Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by Funmilehot(f): 5:38pm On May 27
Lusola15:


I slept on the floor. It's the best

Please don't do frog jump it will only make it worst
Thanks a lot sir.
Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by Funmilehot(f): 5:48pm On May 27
braveheart77:


@Bolded, I doubt it!! Someone with an anterior pelvic tilt will not have a straightened lumbar lordosis or flat back. APT is characterized by excessive curve in the lower back.

We can do a quick test:

He should lay down on his back with his legs flat down and knees raised up. Can he feel arch in his lower back or is there a curve, he should put this hand through his lower back to confirm.

See my comment in the previous post on my opinion on pain medications and yes if the issues of poor posture is not addressed the pain and dysfunctions will keep coming back.

Let him do the test above. A proper diagnosis is important before he starts exercises; it will be crazy to do a posterior pelvic tilt correction exercise when he actually has an anterior pelvic tilt and vice versa; this will make him WORST!!
Gratitude Sir! You have been of immense help. He will be here to answer for himself.
Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by internationalman(m): 8:02pm On May 27
Funmilehot:
Sorry about your condition sir. How old are u please?

I'm 28
Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by Funmilehot(f): 8:44pm On May 27
internationalman:


I'm 28
OK same with my brother. I guess these pains occur regardless of age. Funny enough the doctor expressed surprise that my sibling is going through this at a very young age.
Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by Lusola15: 10:00pm On May 27
internationalman:


You are just describing me. The pain wakes me up every night. But it's very very mild during the day.

But I'm in Benin.

Can you point me in the right direction how you ended up finding cure for yours

If uniben as a teaching hospital please go there

First I am not medical practitioner so whatever I advise I give is from my own personal experience.

Sleeping on the floor helped it will be hard but your body will get used to.

Eating a good and healthy diet. More of protein

Exercise is important but doing the right one is more important. One the exercise I did was to lay on the floor then push my upper body up without allowing my waist to leave the ground then count to 10, 15 more when you start it will hard but as you continue it will be easier.


Drugs is key but It will only take the pain away. Supplements are very important. I take Neurvita fort every month.


No more heavy lifting and sitting down for long periods of time for me. Rest is important and also remember that your body is growing old so manage it well. If I could get better trust me you would.

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Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by Lusola15: 10:05pm On May 27
Funmilehot:
OK same with my brother. I guess these pains occur regardless of age. Funny enough the doctor expressed surprise that my sibling is going through this at a very young age.

Does your brother drive alot, if he does then that is where it started

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Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by internationalman(m): 10:15pm On May 27
hefelove:

All you need is a physiotherapy

What's physiotherapy by the way
Re: Serious Lower Back Pain And I Can't Walk Straight by internationalman(m): 10:16pm On May 27
Funmilehot:
OK same with my brother. I guess these pains occur regardless of age. Funny enough the doctor expressed surprise that my sibling is going through this at a very young age.

Has he been able to cure it yet

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