Dear Fellow Back Pain Sufferer's - This new web-site is being set-up as an alternative to the many other 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, it has become clear to me that there is a great need for a web-site that is free of advertising banners, etc. This site is completely non-profit and has been set-up to give back to the many people who have helped me in my on-going struggle to resume a normal life - free of debilitating back pain. I hope 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 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 mentioned herein.

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.

Keep Posts "On-Subject" - All posts that do not directly relate to Back Pain Support will also be removed. This does not mean however, that you shouldn't feel comfortable "chatting" amongst yourselves. I simply mean that way off subject posts are not encouraged and will be deleted.

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