Hello my name is Larry, I am a 56 yr old male from Canada.
I have degenerative disc disease, I have a bulge in discL2-3
and L3-4. Disc L4-5 is protruding. I also have foraminal
spinal stenosis. I have problems with sciatica due to a disc
touching a nerve which affects both my legs. I had a herniated disc that was fixed 5 yrs ago when I was in China
I feel the same as everyone, lots of pain, I no longer work, I
use a cane and walker to help me walk better. I use Celebrex
for pain and inflammation, it does not help much but I have
to use something or my discs will inflame too much.I am sorry
for all those young people, they are too young to have so
many back problems! I do my own physio, mostly back and
spine stretching exercises. The disc problems I have are
aggravated more if I walk too much. I believe that in USA
you have better medicine than Canada. Although medicine
in Canada is free it is poor quality! I cannot get any treatment
for my back problems, no surgery or any other treatment.
I have been told there are too many risks with fixing discs
so nothing can be done! So I suffer and make the best of it!
To everyone out there with back problems: I know its hard
being in pain,but KEEP THE FAITH! GOD WILL KEEP YOU
STRONG !! God bless you all!