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Back pain stories

Back pain and lower back surgery: David Taylor's story

David Taylor developed back pain following a game of football. Over the years he tried painkillers, acupuncture and more. Then, on the advice of a neurosurgeon, he had physiotherapy - followed, when this did not stop the pain, by surgery. Now his pain has virtually disappeared.

Back pain, discectomy and cerebrospinal fluid leak

Tony Swain started experiencing back problems in 2009. Now he is using his experiences to give something back to the Brain and Spine Foundation by doing a swimming fundraiser.

Back pain, vertebrae fractures and impingement of the spinal cord 

Asha Kannan slipped and fell a 25 step staircase in 2013. She experienced a lot of pain in subsequent months, only to find out later what the true causes were.