r/backpain

38k members
r/backpain is a subreddit with 38k members discussing topics like Back Pain and Pain. Its distinguishing qualities are that the community is large in size, and has high activity.
Creating a space for people to ask questions about their back pain (whether acute or chronic), giving meaning, and providing hope for those suffering. This is a place that does not tolerate misinformation, outdated notions/ideas, BUT promotes anti-fragility and hope. The human body does heal. The human body can overcome pain. The goal for you is to vent, receive advice on navigating your pain, and leave feeling hopeful instead of weak, lost, fragile or broken.

Popular Topics in r/backpain

#1

Back Pain

: "Upper Back Pain every time I take a deep breath. Image in post. "
78 posts
#2

Pain

: "Does the Pain ever go away? Herniated disc"
29 posts
#3

Lower Back Pain

: "Does it ever get better? A small rant and plea for help from a fellow Lower Back Pain sufferer."
29 posts
#4

Herniated Disc

: "Does the pain ever go away? Herniated Disc"
22 posts
#5

Surgery

: "Surgery ruined my life- 1 Year 10 Months post op(Post removed from r/microdiscectomy)"
12 posts
#6

Back

: "Crude drawing aside, would this work to avoid pain from sitting? Does something like this exist, angle can vary, used with a standing desk, etc?"
10 posts
#7

Sciatica

: "23M Considering Microdiscectomy for L4/L5 disc nerve pain and Sciatica"
7 posts
#8

Mri

: "My primary doc is finally listening to me after finally getting an Mri and suffering through PT"
7 posts
#9

Exercise

: "Getting back to the gym "
6 posts
#10

Pain Management

: "Pain Management "
6 posts

Popular Themes in r/backpain

#1
Pain & Anger
: "How much do you miss being lazy?"
58 posts
#2
Advice Requests
: "How do people learn to cope?"
15 posts
#3
Solution Requests
: "Disc replacement for almost completely degenerated disc ??"
7 posts
#4
Money Talk
: "How much have you spent on things to help your back pain?"
1 post
#5
Self-Promotion
: "Realtime posture assessment. It keep monitors posture during any workout activity and provide real time and recorded analysis. What other features should I add to be a real value for people? Personally, it helped me to correct my posture in gym."
1 post

Member Growth in r/backpain

Daily
+39 members(0.1%)
Monthly
+1k members(3.0%)
Yearly
+10k members(35.5%)

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