Patient Comments: Back Pain - Cause

What was the cause of your back pain?

Comment from: yvonne, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 24

I experience back pains 17 or more years ago. Lately at work they added extra on my job duties. I have been lifting cases of canned products. Enough said...

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Comment from: Butch, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 13

I rolled an 18 wheeler in heavy wind, tossing me around the inside of the cab and winding up on the roof of the truck. Since then I have suffered from severe back pain.

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Comment from: edwin, 75 or over Male Published: October 24

I am 84 , in good health and I play tennis and golf and I swim a half mile every morning. When I get up in the morning, my lower back hurts on the left side, and continues to hurt until I have my swim, then it goes away for the rest of the day. I think swimming is a form of stretching the relevant muscles which helps a lot. I usually swim free-style, not backstroke, but that might also help.

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Comment from: babyface, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 04

My back pain was caused when I fell down the steps at my apartment and was in a car accident 3 weeks later.

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Comment from: samuel413, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: September 20

I have experiencing very sharp pain in my mid to lower back I am a yard jockey at my job and 1month ago while exiting my truck i went to grab the grab bar and it broke and i fell flat on my back and i started feeling a pinching feeling in my right leg i have been to the company doctor who continues to tell me that it is degenerative bone disease. I can't even stand up straight right away when getting up from a sitting position.

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Comment from: CB, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 06

I hurt my back by lifting a toilet in the original box and carrying it for a short distance.

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Published: August 23

My back pain was caused by lifting a heavy sack of birdseed from the top of the sack instead of lifting by bending my knees.

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Comment from: mereana, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 20

I was caregiver for 6 years I hurt my back lifting a resident who could not do anything for himself. Being a very small guy, I thought I would be able to lift him from the chair to the bed. It was when I turned that I felt the "ping" in my back. I carried on working thinking nothing of it because the pain did not start till the next day it was so painful my doctor had to come visit me at home. I couldn't sleep I could not keep still I was up all night. She gave me an injection that took the pain away and I had to go for physio as well I am now 63years of age an my back still hurts me so much.

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Comment from: Kameh, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 31

My back started to hurt after lifting very heavy luggage.

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Comment from: carol, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 02

I developed back pain from lifting heavy boxes at work over my head. The pain is in my lower back on my right side and when I breathe it hurts very badly. It's hard to catch a full breath.

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