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Old 09-20-2018, 10:24 PM   #1
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Default Severe back pain

Iíve had chronic pain in my upper (left) back for about 3 years now. I feel like itís always there but if I stand or walk for too long, the pain becomes unbearable to the point where I tear up, like someone is stabbing me there. If I ask someone to massage me with cream up there, if you rub it in circles it feels like thereís something inside which is spreading.
It prevents me from working or properly too. When I squat/lunge I feel a searing pain in my left leg (below the knee) feeling like the muscle would rip.
Iíve been to a few doctors; they couldnít seem to find anything and gave me pills and oils/creams but it didnít go away. Then I had an MRI + X-ray on the back and neck. Nothing. Then I saw a neurosurgeon who diagnosed me with fibromyalgia and recommended physiotherapy.
Is this surely the case? Has anyone faced something similar? Because I feel like it isnít going away no matter what
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I can't really comment knowledgeably on this. I've had low back problems pretty-much all my life. And along the way, I ruptured a disc that impinges on the sacral nerve. So I have sciatica as well. I never did have any kind of treatment for it. And actually, as I have gotten older, it has gradually gotten quite a bit better on its own. PsychCentral has a sister website: "NeuroTalk". There are members there who are knowledgeable with regard to a wide variety of physiological / medical conditions. So one thing you might consider is signing in over there to see if there are members who have useful suggestions. Here's a link to the NeuroTalk website:

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Here's a link to an article, from PsychCentral's archives, that discusses taking a mindful approach to chronic pain:

Using Mindfulness to Approach Chronic Pain
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