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Severe back pain

I play college basketball and I am 23 years old, I am type 1 diabetic and just had my first grand mal seizure 9 days ago, since the seizure I have been to the chiropractor 3 times, seen my endo and a neurologist, nothing anyone had done has helped my severe pain in the mid back along my left spinal column. It is preventing me from participating in my season and nothing helps the pain. It is the most painful when I tuck my chin to my chest, it is extremely sharp and feels like my back needs to be popped in that area but it wont. Also I have had my girlfriend try to massage the spot which she says has a really severe tense knot but it doesn't help. I don't know who to see or what to do to make it better so I can resume playing and pursuing my career.


You should firstly visit a

You should firstly visit a doctor and then take the time to recover. It's not a joke if you'll have to - lose this season but recover and then you'll be able to play the next ones.  Your health should be a priority.

Hi Joebballin, Thanks so much

Hi Joebballin, Thanks so much for posting, it sounds like you've been through a lot. We are sorry to hear that you’re still having so much pain. It’s important that you continue express your concerns to your healthcare team for further evaluation and determine what treatment is best for you, or if you experience any changes in behaviors, symptoms, moods, seizure type, or frequency. .    Seizures can take on many different forms and affect different people in different ways. Learn more about seizures and the various types of seizures here:  For more information and resources regarding seizure first aid, potential risks and safety tips during exercise and sports, visit:  For assistance finding a specialist near you, please visit: or by visiting the National Association of Epilepsy Centers at: you may always contact our national 24/7 helpline by emailing us at, or by calling, 1-800-332-1000, for additional questions you may have and assistance in connecting you to national resources: local resources:  

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