Dear Fellow Back Pain Sufferer's - This web-site has been
set-up as an alternative to the many other "corporate" health-related
sites out there, whose restrictions and moderation limitations too
greatly stifle the open exchange of valuable information between
us fellow back pain sufferer's. Having visited numerous back pain
sites in the past, it became clear to me that there was a great
need for a forum that was free of advertising banners, attached
browser "cookies", registration sign-up's, etc.
This site is completely non-profit, and is my way of giving back
to the many people who have helped me in my ongoing struggle to
resume a normal life - free of debilitating back pain. The warm,
friendly & knowledgeable community of people who frequent this forum
have become a second family to me, and together we are happy to
My hope is that you will enjoy this "oasis" on the web and that
it will teach you as much as I have learned about living a full,
happy life as you search for the answers to the many questions you
have about your own back pain.
Peace - Rick J.
Posting Guidelines: NO ADVERTISING - OF ANY KIND will be
allowed on this message board. Anyone attempting to "spam" this
board with advertisements will be permanently banned. This board
will be monitored throughout the day & evening each & every day.
Please do however, feel free to exchange information about medications,
helpful web-sites, medical & surgical procedures, etc.
Be Courteous to other posters, and always remember that
each of us is here looking for answers to our own individual back
pain questions. Making connections with others who are suffering
with the same problem(s) can be very empowering. Knowledge is power,
and I can personally attest to the power of these forums to provide
helpful new information along with much needed support.
Never rely solely on the information and/or opinions exchanged
via messages on this board. Please also remember that what has worked
for one person, may not be the same, or even appropriate for you.
There is NO substitute for the speaking with your physician
or personal healthcare professional about all associated risks,
costs and options of the various medications and/or medical procedures
No Profanity of Any Kind - Any posts containing profanity,
explicit, obscene or vulgar language will be deleted immediately.
Continued posts will result in a permanent ban from this message
board. Also, posts that solicit or offer explicit or X-rated GIFs,
JPEGs or other graphic files will be removed and the poster will
be banned immediately.
Old posts will be archived once every month (around the
10th day of the following month) and can be accessed at the bottom
of the message board. This is being done to conserve space on the
current month's "active" board, so that the page will load quickly
and efficiently on your screen.
Although these "archived" posts will not allow responses to them,
they are a great resource for your questions, so I encourage you
to check them out.
Live Forum Guidelines: The
Live Forum/Chat module has been set-up as an added benefit to
the main message board portion of this site. It allows people to
communicate with one another in "real-time" (live), to ask questions,
get answers, or just catch up on the latest news.
Courtesy and respect are paramount in the Live Forum! Please use
this feature as it is intended, which is simply a way for our community
members to come together and provide support for one another in
If there are any problems with the functionality of the Live Forum,
or if anyone is not using it as intended, please e-mail me directly
by clicking here.
Finally, I would like to personally thank each of you who
visit and take the time out of your busy lives to contribute to
this community - I fully realize that without all of you, this message
board wouldn't exist! Enjoy it!
Peace - Rick J