I have DDD (recently diagnosed) and I'm still adjusting to this major life change for me. I am an active, vibrant 60 year old female trying to find a new normal.
I have received all the usual treatements and alternative therapies (no surgery), and my lumbar spine continues to throb (2nd epidural next week; 1st one lasted a month).
I have been encouraged to take yoga and of course everyone tells me they can help me. Has anyone had improvement with yoga? I am not looking for temporary relief, I am looking for some improvement (at this point 50% improvement) through some kind of exercise and stretching program. Has anyone had good experience going this route?
Almost every post I see is negative with hopeless undertones. Does anyone come to these boards with positive, uplifting hopeful words for us?! Please, encouraging responses only. Thanks for letting me join you.