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5/26/16 2:03 P

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Welcome to new member MISSKITTIE1227
Wow!! Your first day on the site and already you have joined a bunch of teams and set up your SparkPage. Took me a year to get that done.
So hope to learn more about you and your back issues. Let us know what we can do to support you.
SF

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Welcome to new members MAKING-PROGRESS and AMORAANG.
Glad to have you aboard. Let us know what your back problems/concerns are so we know how to support you better.
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Welcome to new member MAMADAVIS!
I see you don't have a SparkPage yet so please introduce yourself on one of the Forums on this team. We'd love to get to know you better. Hope to hear from you soon.
SF

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3/13/16 10:54 P

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Welcome to new member FRANB4JC! We'd love to get to know you better. Please feel free to introduce yourself and your back issues. We are a friendly bunch around here and doing the best we can within our limitations.
Hope to see you posting on the boards!
SF

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1/1/16 2:59 P

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Hey Backache Team:
Confession is good for the soul and what better way to start the new year than to confess your sins (other than welcome a new and first grandbaby early Dec 31 - which I did!).

Basically I have not done a good job at keeping up with this team this past year and in fact I didn't do much on SparkPeople for about 4 or 5 months. I have done better in the last 6 months so I need to catch up on all the new members I missed...

So welcome to:
EMMARCH45
KAY353
MIZZJOURNEY
BABBLES1987
JEANBEAN13
MOMBABS76
ASTUDER58
MSLISAK7
JENNY5750
PSALMIST01
DONNAMM1225
TMMYERS2014
MBP313
WISHFUL54
THIRDPLUM
ANDILH

All people who have joined the team in the past year. Some of you have posted - which is great. Because that is what this team is all about. Posting about your back problems and empathy because we all know what it is like. And tips that you have found that help ease your back pain.

I wish each of you a bright and beautiful new year.
SF




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12/19/14 1:43 P

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Welcome to new members NEWMOMOVER40 and DIANEDOESSMILES. Cute screen names!

Nice to see people getting motivated before January to put their health at the top of the list. Look around at old conversations and tips. Lots of good suggestions on dealing with back issues here.

Post if you have questions. We have lots of great members that will chime in.
See you on the boards!
SF

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11/10/14 3:29 P

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Catching up on new members:

Welcome to new members BIFFOBOPPO, CZESTES, AAMYTT and SMIDGON. Glad to have you on board. I am looking forward to seeing posts from you.
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8/10/14 8:21 P

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What do you do to manage back n hip pain? I hope to find some new ideas 😊🙏

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8/7/14 7:37 P

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August is starting out great!
We got two new members the first week of August....
Welcome to LINDAHICKAM and JAYSHRI2
Hope you find what your interested in here. If not post questions, jokes, etc.
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8/3/14 7:42 P

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As we start August I wanted to give a shout out to all people that joined the Backache Smackache team in the past couple of months.

MOJOQUILTER
VICKICURTIS
GOTTOLOSE6
HGM1979
KITCHY76
VICTORIADRU
UUMOMMA
MARCIINSEATTLE

So I hope that catches me up on welcome to the team!
I hope you can find what you need on this team.
Please introduce yourself and post questions and comments to discussions.
It is only when we support each other that SparkPeople works.
SF



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7/15/14 12:52 A

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You might want to scroll through the General Discussions on the home page of the team. There are several discussions of back injections included there. Some of them go back a ways but there is still a lot of good information there.
SF

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- Duncan Hines, food critic
If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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7/14/14 4:52 P

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Hi:) thanks for the response. As I said I am interested in thus group because of back pain. I also have MS, but my back is my immediate problem. I've had back injections as diagnostic measure. Seeing dr. To discuss what's next on Tues next week. I need to lose weight . I'm starting again with that. Just got home from vacation :)

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7/13/14 11:58 P

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Glad to see you looking for answers to back problems.
This team has been off and on active. Some of us have been here for a long time and have discussed many different issues.
So you are starting off right by posting something to a message board. Most new members don't!
So welcome aboard and let us know what you are interested in.
SF

PS - I am not sure about the date. I know we have done stuff more recently than March 31...maybe just not on this thread.

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7/13/14 5:47 P

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I was looking on Spark People to see who was having a similar problem as mine. BACK PAIN!!! I see the date of March 31 here. Does that mean this is an inactive team?

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3/31/14 3:02 P

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I see that our team has been tagged for lack of postings...
I looked around and discovered that I missed a number of people that joined the team. So to catch up....

WELCOME to new members:
GREASE31 , CKING-PAL, JEZEBEL2880, CARLIANN7 and STACYDICK1981

There is a lot of good information on this team hidden in the different topic postings. It seems like a lot of new members don't get too involved in posting or talking to one another.

Let me know what you need and I will try to facilitate that.
Onward and upward!
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9/6/13 2:27 P

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Hi, I am 54, live in central florida, and have had 7 spine surgeries. I had the first one at age 35 and then got into a bad accident within 2 months, and that did serious damage. I have now had 2 laminectomies and a fusion at L4-5, a fusion at L3-4. I have 4 levels in my neck fused. I also have a spinal cord stimulator implanted for pain control. My walking and standing is limited, I have toe drop in my left foot, and some loss of muscle in my right upper arm.

I have 50 lbs to take off and I need to get my body moving, use it or loose it ya know. I learned how to walk again in the water, and can walk MUCH further in the water than I can on land. So, I am doing water exercise 3-4 days a week and physical therapy 2 days a week.

My husband and I are doing this get healthy thing together, so he joined the Y along with me. I went with him today and used the recumbent bike and walked 1/8 mile VERY slowly on the treadmill. That is HUGE for me. After 20 years, I am pretty sure I will always need that power chair for distances, but I am hoping to get my endurance up for more short walks, and to be able to stand longer.

Even if some parameters never change for me, I can say this much, I feel better already because I am moving in the pool. I can feel my abs tightening up, and I have more energy.

Candice and her dog Leah.

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9/1/13 3:43 P

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Welcome to new members BOSTONMARGY and DREASSPARK.
Sorry I missed you BOSTONMARGY for so long. I went on vacation with limited e-mail access and just got back to reality! And thanks to DREASSPARK for posting to the team and to THINTWIN2 for posting to make her feel welcome. Keep up the good work guys.

As you can see, everyone on this team knows what you mean when you talk about back pain and how it holds you back. So we are here to support each other and understand.

There are lots of good articles and exercises under the team links. Also if you scroll back through old messages there are lots of tips and discussion about various back issues. You can always start a new topic for questions and comments.

A healthy and productive fall to everyone since it is September 1!
SF

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8/12/13 12:31 P

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First my apologies...I have been so caught up in teaching a summer class that I have neglected my duties as team leader this past couple of weeks. We have had several new members and a couple of the already posted. I am hoping that some of our great team members will jump in and make them feel welcome.

So a big welcome to MINIMAXIE, PMAMA3 (didn't even get a notification that you joined), TIGERLILY6VS7, AIMEEZUKE and 1975BLW! So sorry that I have neglected you. Most of you have SparkPages but most don't mention what back problems are bothering you. Thanks MINIMAXIE for introducing yourself. I hope the rest of this new "group" will introduce themselves too. That's how this team works...we support each other.

Hope to see some activity on the boards.
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
- Duncan Hines, food critic
If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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6/12/13 7:55 P

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Big week for our team!
We welcome three new members! Say Hey! to CLAIRESGG, MPLESS and TRYJESUS2DAY. At least one of you is a brand new to Spark People. Think about introducing yourself somewhere on on of the team topics. Jump in and post...questions, comments, amusing anecdotes...it is all good.
Welcome on board.
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
- Duncan Hines, food critic
If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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6/5/13 12:36 P

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Welcome to new member DEBRA603! I see that you do not have a SparkPage so sorry that you are having back issues but glad that you have joined our team. Let us know what we can do to assist you with your quest to be healthier. Look around at our topics and favorite sites. Let us know your questions or comments.
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
- Duncan Hines, food critic
If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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6/3/13 10:47 A

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Welcome to new member JOYOUS101! Your name made me happy just to see it!
I hope you will introduce yourself and give the team what your back issues are. Chances are other team members will have similar problems. All questions, tips and suggestions are welcome.
Hope to see you on the message boards.
SF

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5/25/13 6:38 P

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Welcome new members 702000NAGEM and STHOMPSON534. Hope you take a few minutes to look around at some of the topics and postings. I have collected all the articles on Spark People that have anything to do with back problems. Just check on the Links heading right under the Team Stream. We hope that you will post somewhere on one of the topics to introduce yourself. That is what makes the team....posting and keeping active.
SF

PS - Have a great and safe Memorial Weekend!

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5/22/13 5:40 P

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Welcome to new member MISSYLIZZE1. You don't have a SparkPage so I can't tell what brought you to our team but we are glad to have you. Lots of friendly members here so be sure to post questions, comments, etc. Let us know what we can do to help you deal with back issues.
SF

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If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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5/2/13 11:22 A

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Welcome to new members MEMRYSBYMICHEL and LONESTAR_BABY !
Two members at once! I didn't see any mention of your back problems but here on this team there are many people dealing with a lot of different back problems and issues of deciding what to do. There are also some that have successfully lost weight and managed their back problems. So introduce yourself somewhere on the topics. Ask questions. This team is for you.

SF

PS - I noticed a picture taken in Memphis on your page MEMRYSBYMICHEL. Are you from Memphis? I am from not too far away (Starkville) and 3 of my children live in Memphis.


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4/20/13 3:13 P

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Welcome to new member GINGERG731! You don't have a webpage so I can't tell what your back issues are. If you look around the team, our members have just about every back problem possible. Maybe you can introduce yourself and ask some questions and I'm sure you will get some responses. Also all of the articles from SparkPeople that have information about back issues are collected.
Just let us know what you need.
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
- Duncan Hines, food critic
If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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4/7/13 9:34 P

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Welcome to new members TCOOK10456 and NANOSTUDENT. I haven't been keeping up with my e-mails and missed our two new members. I apologize for my inattention and hope that you will look around the team...lots of good advice and people that know what you are dealing with. If you don't see what your question is be sure to ask.
SF

PS - Thanks to NANOSTUDENT for posting on one of the topics. That's what we need...more people posting....

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2/2/13 9:24 P

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Welcome to new member LADYJEZEBEL! I didn't see any mention on your SparkPage about your back issues so hope you will introduce yourself so we can better understand your back issues. There are lots of resources on the team page for all the articles that include back problems in them. Let us know what we can do to support you on this team.
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
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If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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1/28/13 11:12 P

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Welcome to new member 55MORETOGO...what a great name! I see you haven't set up your SparkPage and we'd like to get to know you better. If you could post about your back issues you may find someone that has many of the same issues...Any questions or comments that you have are welcome. Just let us know.
SF

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If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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Welcome to new member HONIEKANDI and thanks for making a comment on my SparkPage! Hey team ....make some comments on HONIEKANDI 's SparkPage...she's a new member and her page looks lonely!

It sounds like you have had a rough go of it with back surgeries. If you would be willing to share what your surgeries were and what problems you are having it would be easier for the folks on this team to tell you if they have had something similar. We all are unique but everyone here knows what you are going through because we have all been there. Hope to hear from you soon.
SF

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If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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Apparently a new member joined the team and I totally missed it. Hope all is well with the team. We in Mississippi are having a "snow event". It looks pretty but is melting fast. It sure is making my knees and feet hurt...so far the back is doing fine.

So a winter welcome to new member AUNT_LUCY. I hope you consider introducing yourself so we can get to know you. Let us know what your questions are in dealing with back issues.

SF

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If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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Boy is my face red! It appears I missed the whole month of December...covered many miles and many activities but didn't keep up with the team very well. My apologies to all and true to the new year I am getting back on track.

First and most importantly, welcome to new members SCHEUERMANS and POEDAUGHTER7.
Congratulations to SCHEUERMANS in posting to the team. We need more of that! For those of you that missed it check out her post (Hi, I Have Scheuermans)!

I hope the new year is finding everyone renewed and back at Sparking. Be sure to remember baby steps and don't overdo things too quickly. It is better to be making slow but steady progress than throw your back out and quit.
SF

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If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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11/26/12 8:32 P

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Welcome to new member LORAC67! Your name is not showing up on our team list but we are glad to have you anyway. I hope you will consider telling us about your back problems and ask any questions about this team. There is a lot of information here and we are happy to point you in the right direction.
SF

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Welcome to new member GREASE31. I about missed the notification about your joining. I had such a bad cold over the weekend (feeling much better now) and I'm just catching up on e-mails. So welcome aboard. Your Sparkpage doesn't mention your back troubles so you might want to post what you are having problems with. All of this team has dealt with back pain and many will be able to identify with you. Check out all our links to all the articles on back pain I could find on SparkPeople.
Hope to see you posting soon.
SF

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Welcome to new member METASTRY. I got a message you have joined but you are not showing up in our team roster....maybe you changed your mind. Is there anyone out there that knows if you can join a team and not have your icon show up on the team page?

So METASTRY if you are out there, welcome and let us know what this team can do for you.
SF

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Welcome to new member SKOZAK. I see you don't have a SparkPage yet so I can't tell what your back issues are. On this page you will be able to meet people that have similar issues or people with other back problems that are usually able to give pointers on how to deal with back pain. You might want to introduce yourself and your back problems on on of the topics. Posting questions or comments are good too!


I also see that JULESDASHWOOD changed her name to JULESJANE. I didn't even know you could do that. I just know it took me forever to get a name that wasn't already taken!

Hope everyone is starting out October in a GREAT fall mood!
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Welcome to new member JULESJANE! I love the slogan on your SparkPage (Give Peas a chance!). There wasn't anything on your page about what back problems you have so I hope you will let us know what issues you are dealing with. You might want to look over all the articles on backs under links. Or just post your own comments and questions. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Welcome to new member RFAC67! I see that you are a new member but you have your SparkPage up...Good job! You didn't mention what your back issues and we'd love to get to know you better if you would introduce yourself somewhere on one of the topics. Everything that has to do with exercising and taking care of your back are listed on the Links tabs on this team and there are many great suggestions on many of the discussion topics. If you don't see what you are looking for please post a questions or comment. Hope to see you on the boards soon!
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Welcome to new members RALWINE and GULLOMELANIE ( is this the same as MELANIEG_MA ?) I couldn't find GULLOMELANIE on member list but it looks a lot like MELANIEG_MA and wondered if there was a name change. Either way glad to have you! RALWINE posted and introduction already and CHIBIKARATE so thanks to both of you

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Be sure to look around the team page and if you still have questions be sure to post them.
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Welcome to new member JLAFLORY! We'd love to get to know you better and how you will consider introducing yourself somewhere on one of the topics. There is lots of information tagged and if you have specific questions or input on any back issues we hope you will post them.
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Welcome to new member MAMALYN2! You are not showing up on our member list so I am not sure if you have a sparkpage or not. Occasionally strange things happen out there in cyberworld. I hope you will introduce yourself somewhere on one of the topics so we can get to know you better. Most of us here are in the same boat of balancing exercise with back problems. Hope to see you online soon.
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Welcome to new member KNEY05! I checked out your SparkPage and I didn't see any mention of back pain but you must have some if you joined this team. It looks like you have made great progress on your weight loss journey. Congratulations!

I have collected all of the articles that pertain to back problems if you check under links. We'd love to get to know you better so if you would introduce yourself somewhere on this page, we would appreciate it.

Hope to see you on the boards!
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Welcome to new member MAMASKILLET! I see from your SparkPage you are a War Eagle so also welcome to another SEC competitor!
I hope you will find help and companionship on this team. Everyone here knows the struggle with fitness and back issues. Please consider introducing yourself and asking any questions you might have.
See you on the boards!
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Welcome to new member CAKELVR! And thank you for posting a question to the list...so come on team. Let's hear some suggestions for low impact exercise.
If you look at the team page there is the Team Stream on the right hand side of the page where the latest blogs scroll by. At the bottom there are some headings you can click on. Click on the one called Links. I have linked to all of the articles that have implications for back pain/conditions. I highly recommend the one on proper walking techniques and starting small. There is a temptation to try to do too much as you start out and that is especially bad for backs. Slow and steady wins the race as they say.
Welcome aboard.
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PS - I have 26 year old twin girls and I can promise you that it does get better!

PPS - Love your SparkPeople name!

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Welcome to new member KIMSPRINGER! I see you are new to SparkPeople by recently joining and have joined our team. I hope you can find what will help a new and healthier you here. If you don't see what you are looking for...just ask! There are lots of helpful people on this team that will be glad to help out.
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Welcome to new member FITANGEL2012! And congratulations for posting already as a new SparkPeople member. (See Hi! I am new here)

You have hit on the issue that everyone on this team struggles with. It is hard to lose weight unless you participate in some kind of physical activity. I usually keep tabs on ~INDYGIRL
She is an inspiration on how she managed to exercise even though she was basically immobile. She started using a hand bike. Most doctors even with back problems will recommend that you walk. And as SparkPeople says "Baby steps". So walking for 5-10 minutes several times a day will make a difference.

So come on team. Let's come up with some exercise suggestions that we all can do.
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Welcome to new member BWICKEY! Glad to have you aboard. It seems like you could be an inspiration to the rest of us...breaking your back twice but getting out of your wheel chair and keeping moving. That is what all of us aspire to. I hope you can look around on the team page. There is lots of good stuff here and lots of friendly team-mates too.

Just post if you have questions or comments.
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Welcome to new member JMHOLMS. I looked at your SparkPage and it sounds like you have the same problem that I have (had)...Spondylolithesis of L4-L5 while yours is one joint lower. I say had because I went ahead with surgery 10 years ago. The joint was fused, a replacement for the disc was put into position and the top of both sides of the vertebrae was trimmed away to take the pressure off of my sciatic nerves. I still have some stiffness and pain in my legs when I overdo things but it is nothing like it was. I can still touch my toes! I only had one space involved and my neurosurgeon speculated that I had injured or fractured a wing of my vertebrae. Surgery is more of a problem when you have multiple vertebrae involved.

Anyway, welcome to the team. If you have questions post them. We'd love to hear from you.
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Welcome to new member ASMILE4U9813440! And congratulations! You have already posted so you are ahead of many members. Sounds like your problems have a lot of basis in your feet (see under Anybody out there with Back Pain topic).
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PS - I was wondering how you are doing further post-surgery AGAIN1?

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Welcome to new member INSPIRED_LATINA. Glad to have you on our team. You will be able to find many people that struggle with back pain and exercise here. Please introduce yourself. Post comments. Post questions. It all helps the team.
Hope to see you on the boards soon!
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Welcome to new member MCGUIRR1...at least I think you are a new member. I got the usual sparkmessage to say you had joined the team but I don't see your profile picture added to our member list. So let us know if you joined or not and introduce yourself. We'd love to have you.
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Welcome to new member NICKI984! Hope you find answers to questions you might have about SparkPeople and dealing with back pain. Too many times I see people start out gungho and overdo exercise, walking, etc. It is critically important for those of us with back pain to begin exercise slowly and increase exercise slowly....those baby steps are the way to go.

So have a look around. Post questions. Post comments. And let us know what your back problems are.
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Welcome to new member KKANE4101! This is a friendly team that understands when you talk about back pain...because we have all been or are there right now. If you have time to look back through our many discussions you will find suggestions on medications, pain relief and dealing with back pain in general. Or post any questions that you might have. I'm sure someone will jump in with support or suggestions.
Hope to see you posting soon.
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Welcome to new member SHARONFLYNN511. I see you haven't gotten a SparkPage up yet so we would love getting to know you better. You can tell us your story under any topic heading or start a new topic!
There is a lot of good information and advice to be found on this team so look around and be sure to post any questions that you might have. Hope to hear from you soon.
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Welcome to new member KAELAYNA! It's been a while since we got a new member. We'd love to get to know you better so please consider introducing yourself and describing your back problems. Let us know what we can do to help you with your journey in dealing with back pain. Hope to hear from you soon.
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Welcome to new member AGAIN1! Glad to have you aboard. You have come to the right place to find people that understand how back pain can take over your life. Check out old discussion groups for lots of tips. From how to get housework done to how important a good mattress is. If you don't see what you have questions on...be sure to post! Someone will give you feedback.
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PS - Thanks for introducing yourself!

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Welcome to new member SCHOOLCOOK2! And thank you for introducing yourself. I have posted everything I can find on the links tab (look under the Team Stream to the right of the page where it has Blogs, Links, Photos and Announcements. If you click on Links it will take to the listing of all exercise and tips relating to backs. If you still have questions or concerns please post them somewhere on this Team Page. There are always a few friendly members that will have suggestions.
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Go away for the Martin Luther King weekend and see what happens! We get a great group of new members! Welcome to new members IAMAGEMLOVER, NEWWOMANIN2012 and KRYSYM (KRYSY_8). And thank you so much for starting some threads and introducing yourself. That's what this team needs more of.
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Several of you brought up very important issues:

1. Doctors - you MUST have a doctor that you can work with. Even if they have the right information it is not going to help you if you are resentful and angry with their bedside manner. What works for me is not going to work for everyone. So get second, third, etc. opinions until you find someone that you think you can work with. Don't judge doctors by what meds they give you. The best advice I ever got was to go to an orthotics guy and get some absolutely ugly shoes that made it possible for me to stand up straight and get around better.

2. Exercise - You have to start wherever you are and if that is 5 minutes so be it. I see more people start off gung ho and quit after a week because they had so much pain. My biggest break through was to try one of the boot camps even though I couldn't do half the exercises. Coach Nicole is great at telling you to substitute activities. By the end of the boot camp I was doing a lot more than I ever imagined I could - still not up to Coach Nicole's level but enough to see that I was making progress.

3. ~INDYGIRL - is a great resource. Check out her webpage and her regular blogs on DailySpark under Beth Donovan. If she can do what she has done, we can follow in her footsteps. She has great resources for chair workouts and uses a "hand bike" for exercise when she was unable to get out of bed.

WOW! You guys really energized me to speak out. Sorry this ran on so long. Hope to keep seeing you on the boards.
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Welcome to new members LEOGRRRLIE and SUE2ME57. Also starting out strong, LEOGRRRLIE introduced herself and was welcomed by other great team members including some great biking tips from KDVADER3! Check out "My will is stronger than my back" Makes me think about going out and buying a bike. Keep up the good work!
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Nothing like New Year's Eve to confess your sins and catch up on e-mail.
I traveled up to Canada to visit my mother before Christmas and got way behind on my e-mails. I've been working my way through them over the past week and I'm almost finished.

This is a roundabout way to confess that I missed two new members...MRSKCHASE and JORENAE. We are glad to have them and hope that my belated welcome has not discouraged them.

All the best in the new year!
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Welcome to new members CRISSSY and JOALLYN54! You both look like you are new members and don't have SparkPages set up yet. We'd love to get to know you better so please consider introducing yourself somewhere on one of the team topics.
Back problems come in all ranges of seriousness but all can be debilitating and affect every aspect of your life. One of the most important aspects is finding a doctor that you can trust to give you good advice and supervision...see MELLISOND's message below.

Look around the site and topics. Let me know what you would like or ask the whole team questions.
SF

PS - Way to go for beating the New Year's Resolutions rush!!

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Hello,
Thanks for the welcome. I have had chronic back pain for 22 years starting with the first auto accident of my life. Unfortunately, that was the first of four times that I have been hit by reckless drivers. I did not seek treatment aggressively in the early years and gradually became more and more limited in my activities by severe and chronic pain, weight gain, balance problems, knee injuries, etc. Last year, I participated in a chronic pain management program offered through my medical insurance. It helped me a great deal. And now I am striving to lose a total of 160 pounds. Increased activity, while taking effective medication, seems to be alleviating some of my daily pain. I am grateful to have a new doctor who understands what I am trying to do for my health,

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A warm welcome to new member MELLISOND. I checked out your spark page but didn't see any mention of back problems. We'd love to know you better so we can offer support as needed. Everyone here knows back pain too well. Please consider introducing yourself somewhere on one of the topics.
Hope to see you posting soon.
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Welcome to new member NCHAMBLY! I see you haven't gotten a spark page yet but we'd love to get to know you better. There is lots of good information on this team - suggestions from members and pros and cons of many procedures and drugs. If you don't see what you have questions about -Post it! Maybe we will get some dialogue going.
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Welcome to new member KAIWAN! It looks like you are new to SparkPeople and don't have a spark page yet but we'd love to get to know you better. Please consider introducing yourself somewhere on on of the topics and what sort of back problem you are struggling with. You'd be surprised how many others will have very similar problems. Have a look around the team at the various topics and check out the Links section for everything to do with back problems.
Post any questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you....
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Welcome to new member ALLFORT! It looks like you are pretty new to SparkPeople so be sure to let us know if there is something we can help you with. Everyone on this team has suffered from some sort of back problem so you are definitely among friends. Check out the team links....all the Spark topics that pertain to back problems should be listed there. If you find a website or article that you think is useful please let the team know. We hope to hear from you on the team boards!
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Whoops!
I skipped right over new member MOMHEATHER21! And we are glad to have you aboard too!
Other than your name I don't have any other information so please consider introducing yourself. Chances are there are several people on the team with very similar problems to yours.
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Welcome to new member SUPERSIZE2BBW! Glad to have you on our team but wish you didn't have back pain like everyone else here. This is a place you don't have to explain what back pain is like because we have ALL been there. Exercise is definitely a challenge but we ALL can do something. I just read ~INDYGIRL Beth Donovan's blog Clever Cardio for Those with Mobility Issues. So far I can still walk so I need to get back at it. Anybody for joining me?
Maybe we should sign up for the Virtual 5K - you can walk and still get in on the fun.

We'd love to get to know you better SUPERSIZE2BBW so please consider introducing yourself somewhere on this team.
SF

PS - Yeah for rain. We in Mississippi needed it badly....
And the cool weather if GREAT!

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Welcome to new member SQUIGGLEFIZZLE! What a name...I'm sure a story lies there!
Since your page is set to private we'd love to know more about you and what brought you to a team about back pain. Everyone here knows and understands how debilitating back pain can be. Hope to see you posting on the team soon.
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Welcome to new members HEAVYE1, PWATERBURY and JSTEIGHNER! You may have noticed that I have been a little slow to respond to your joining this team...been on vacation and getting a son married (first marriage for my children) so although this is belated, it IS warm!

Also thanks for introducing yourselves (PWATERBURY and JSTEIGHNE) because it helps keep members involved with the team.

If you check on the main team page and click on LINKS you should find all the articles that I have linked to this page - basically everything on SparkPeople that is relevant to back pain. There are lots of great tips on how to work around back pain.

If you have questions or insights please post. Glad to have you aboard.
SF

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Welcome to new members YOUNGISM and CWPRAISINJC1. And thanks to both of you for posting and introducing yourself. You are right - this is a place that you don't have to explain how tough back pain can be because we have all been there. Hope you have time to look around at some of our topics and if you have questions or comments please post. This team is only as good as the people participating.

Happy 4th to everyone - I can hear fireworks going off as a type.
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PS: Good news that NIMAWEYGH has made progress with her back and Workman's Comp.

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Welcome to new member HOOPSTERB. I see you are a brand new member in SparkPeople which can be overwhelming at first. Just let us know what we can do to support you in your quest for better health. Please consider introducing yourself and what is bothering you about your back. Hope to see you posting soon.
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Welcome to new member MYKIDSFAN and thanks for introducing yourself on the main sticky topic. I used to jog too but walking is where it is at on this team. I have found that I am able to use the elliptical but that can be hard depending on where your back problems are. At least you are exercising which is a great start. There is a good article on strengthening your core plus Coach Nicole has some videos that will help you work on it too (I love her Crunchless Core workout). She is also good about telling people how to protect their back or to do an alternate exercise.
Keep on posting...
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Welcome to new members MAMAGORDA, GOLFER_65270 and NIMAWEYGH. Thanks to NIMAWEYGH for introducing herself and letting us know what you back problems are. There are a lot of people on this list with bulging discs. First and foremost with back problems is to begin exercise VERY slowly. Walking is the best way to start at first. Check out the links for articles on how to walk properly and proper shoes. If you have specific questions please ask. Looking around on some of the topic discussions will give you lots of good suggestions as well.
Hope to see you posting soon.
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Hi everyone I am Karla but most on here call me Nims or Nimma. I am from Arkansas and I suffered a job related injury to my back 9/09.
I can say it has been a battle with worker's comp since 5/10. I was lucky someone say me hurt myself and that it was the company's fault. WC took responsibility but when the bills started to mount up then they stopped treating me. I have not had treatment since 5/10. But I do have a wonderful Attny and I go see a pain specialist on the 30th..............YEAH

I just hate the way I feel and the fact that I am always in pain. I have been ordered by my Dr to not do any physical activity and that just kills me because I was on such a roll with my weight loss and had lost so much.

Now I am stuck and keep going up 5 down 4 up 3 down 7 and that is such a BUMMER.

So here I am to find my positive attitude and so suggestions on how I can do some form of exercise without it just killing me.

I have 3 hernaited disk in my back and I use a cane or walker now and I had a fall so they are finally going to check my right knee. I also have pain in right knee and hip and weakness in my left leg. My Dr is doing all he can to keep me from having surgery but we are not sure if it is going to be to much longer.
I got so bad at the end of April this year I was in bed for 2 wks strait and my back has hurt worse than ever.

But I am blessed to have a wonderful husband who is British, 2 beautiful bunny rabbits Georgie girl and Gwenny Penny and we just adopted a kitty we named Tigerlily 3 days ago.
My family is close and most are healthy and God keeps me and my husband going daily. He is also 100% disabled.

I look forward to checking out threads and getting to know all of you.

Nimsy, AR

There's No Place Like Home. Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz

Love thy neighbor as thy self. God

When one door closes, another one always opens.

No one is going to sail your ship for you, they are busy sailing their own, so suck it up buttercup and get underway or out of the way, the choice is all yours. Nimsy



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Welcome to new member THREEKITTYS who jumped in by introducing herself and making comments on a topic. emoticon
That's exactly what we need members to do. So welcome aboard. You are absolutely right when you say that this group understands pain. There are lots of tips and suggestions on how to deal with back pain so if you have time you might want to scroll through some of the older topic postings.
SF

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Welcome to new member AVAUGHAN21! Glad to have you on the team. And thanks for posting on one of the topics. It looks like you have looked through some of the topics so you have a pretty good idea what it is all about. If you don't see what you are looking for just ask. We might be able to point it out for you or at least make a comment on it. Hope to see you posting soon....
SF

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Welcome to new member MAGGIE620 and thanks for introducing yourself. Sounds like you have had a rough 10 years since you injured your back. Most of us on this list have some sort of back pain that makes it hard for us to exercise. It does take some experimentation and slow introduction to be able to start improving your health status. So congratulations for taking the first step with SparkPeople. Thanks to Vonnie for responding to MAGGIE620's post.

Have an great and safe Memorial weekend.
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Welcome to new member HEALTH_NOW that just joined today! We are on a roll with a number of new members! We'd love to get to know you better HEALTH_NOW and I would encourage you to introduce yourself on one of the topics (or start your own!) and what back pain you are dealing with. We have many helpful members that know what you mean when you talk about back pain and often there are many great suggestions.
Hope to see you on the boards!
SF

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Welcome to new member JLOVE0 - glad to have you on the team. Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself to the team (see Anyone Out There With Back Pain topic at top of team page). Items keep moving around on the team page so if you are looking for the articles I mentioned yesterday look on the right side of the page right below the stream of blogs and View Huddle Wall. Click on the Links heading and you will see 3 pages of articles and some videos. Unfortunately they are listed most recently added are at the top of the page. So go to the last page and read the first few articles. I found them to be the most helpful when addressing how best to exercise and good pain versus bad pain.
Wishing everyone a FABULOUS weekend.
SF

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Welcome to new members LEIIGH and MICHELYE! Kudos for introducing yourselves and starting a conversation! We need more of that. While I was managing the files I discovered another new member that I missed when she joined so a belated Welcome to SHANNON47. Glad to have you all aboard. This team has been a little inactive but maybe some new faces can get us revved up again.
All of the SparkPeople material that mentions back problems are listed on the main team page under links. If you can't find what you are looking for there just post a question. We have some regulars that are sure to give feedback.
Let's Go Team!
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Welcome to new member ROXIE20 to our Backache Smackache team. There isn't much on your SparkPage about your back problems but we would love to know a little bit more about you and why you joined the team. We are glad to have you but sorry that you have back issues. There is lots of good information on this page just check out the links tab for articles, etc. And there are lots of team members that are willing to support and give good tips. Hope to see you posting soon.
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