Support and Chronic Pain - Your Stories

Back Pain, my experience! My name is Steve, I am 50 years of age. In my late teen and early 20’s I often suffered from pain between the shoulders. My GP I recall examined me on one occasion and said that I had a slight curvature in the spine...
Access to Work Case Study – Jane Hatton. I have a degenerative spinal condition, and successive spinal surgeries have left me in permanent severe pain in my lower spine and neck. I have very limited ability to sit or walk, and can stand with...
My name is John Ellis and I have suffered from severe phantom pains ever since I had my right leg amputated following a climbing accident in 1975.The fall broke my pelvis and back severing the spinal nerve leaving me partly paralyzed from the waist...
When Tracy was 23 years old, she enjoyed a very active life in the Royal Air Force.  She loved the life, full of sport, and lots of fun. One day, a benign tumour was discovered attached to a rib, and Tracy had an operation to remove it. All...
Kathleen’s Story. Using LED light therapy for pain relief. I would like to share my Mum’s (Kath) success story of how she overcame crippling sciatic pain using LED light therapy.  Kath suffered with rheumatoid arthritis since the...
My name is Jan.  In 1997 I was involved in an accident that changed my life.  Before the accident I was ambitious, independent and capable.  I was twice qualified in General Nursing, had completed a course in Cardio-thoracic Nursing...
When I was at University I picked up a heavy box of books and hurt my back. At that time the advice was to lie flat and to wait for healing.  My back was never the same after that. 25 years of chronic back and neck pain ensued....prolapse of...
My story began in 2004, it all started with back and leg pain, I had never really contacted the doctor before but the pain was so bad I felt I must get it checked out. My doctor was sympathetic and prescribed some pain killers and I was told to...
In brief my injury was as a result of an incident at work some 11 years ago initially. I was involved in a training accident as a policeman. It came back to haunt me about 3 years ago with such a vengeance I thought that life was coming to an end ....
My mother suffered with back pain throughout her adult life triggered by a prolapsed disc. There was no help for her and the best advice at the time was to lie flat on a hard surface.  This is now recognised as not the best way to deal with...

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