I have decided to take the plung and join Weight Watchers on Thursday with my DH. I am very excited to make the committment to losing weight and living healthier!
My biggest worry is that right now I know that at times I eat to feel another sensation rather than pain. I knew that a lot of you would probably be able to relate to this. Any suggestions for dealing w/ it? (Although I have to say I have been overweight since I was young, so my weight wasn't caused by my pain).
A little background- my history is below, I had fusion on 12/3/08 and still have ongoing back and leg pain. My neurosurgeon just referred me back to my former pain management Dr. My pain management Dr. just performed a bilateral medial nerve block for the facet joints on Monday, but so far it hasn't helped. He also gave me the "you need to loose weight" speech. I don't think that loosing weight will solve all of my back problems, but at this point, if it can decrease my pain by a couple of points I am willing to put the work in. Have any of you who have back problems and lost weight noticed a decrease in your back pain?