View Full Version : Flatback syndrome - management?

11th November 2008, 11:38 AM
My specialist told me that I have flatback syndrome. At the moment I don't think I have because although I have occasional aches and clicks and creaks etc, I don't yet have problems standing up straight. I have had one or two severe (short lived) episodes of back pain

I'm very worried that somewhere along the line, I will end up will the full symptoms.

I was steered away from surgery of any kind - because he doesn't want to get involved? I don't know...........

I was put on a physio course which I have discontinued (as explained in another thread), so the question I'm asking, which nobody has been able to answer is

"How does one manage flatback syndrome?"

Daily dose of painkillers
Insist on surgery

or just live in misery........:(