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I know I've posted this many times before but,

I have ongoing pain in my back and my gastric sleeve. I had a lap band to gastric sleeve surgery. The pain is chronic and it causes some type of cramping. It can be very painful and is worse when I have to sit down. I also had MRI's done and found one herniated disk in my lumbar spine. Has anyone ever heard of this pain before? They said I should get Xrays done but I'm afraid of more tests. I was on muscle relaxers and ibuprofen but they don't really seem to do much.

Edited by Green1

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I don't think I've ever heard of back pain directly associated with gastric sleeve.

More likely, your back pain is related to the herniated disc. The intervertebral discs in your back help keep your spine in alignment. If one is herniated, it's a little like you have a flat tire and your vertebra will be "off kilter" so to speak. The surrounding soft tissues, like muscles, try to accommodate that and will often go into spasm.

#1-herniated discs are easily treated. Talk to your doctor about options. not sure why you're afraid of more tests. X-rays are non-invasive and offer minimal radiation exposure. Besides, don't you want to KNOW what your condition is and get it taken care of?

#2-as we age, it is normal for us to develop degenerative conditions of our spine. Those degeneration also contribute to chronic back pain and muscle spasming. best treatment for this is regular movement/exercise/stretching. I was always told that the body is like any other machine. You have to keep the joints lubed up, but we don't have the luxury of spraying WD40 at our joints. Exercises stimulates healthy circulation and lubrication of the joints.

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