My name is Nasha, 25 years old, and I'm from Baltimore City Maryland.
I came here because I'm now starting to realize the crapshoot of genetic back problems (inherited and 'just runs in the family' as well lol) are starting to affect my life. So, I decided it would be best to find support. I'm sure there are people younger then I, but it's just a bummer to know your body is already going down the drain and I'm not even 30 yet.
My current problem as of the moment is Sciatica in the left leg and what seems to be the start of Degenerative Disc Disease (I believe it's called.)
Now, my mother already has been dealing with these things for years now, as does my sister. But these days I'm worried about other things they have like Fibromyalgia (my mother and sister both have it), the possibility of having to get spinal fusions (my mother has this), and knee problems--which thankfully I have showed no sign of, but my mother has big problems with.
I'm not sure if this is the place, but my google-fu isn't perfect. Can anyone tell me if the things I've listed are inherited, genetic, or common in familes? (I listed all of the options because I believe there are slight differences in all.)
Wow, alot of text. Sorry. lol. But thank you for reading and I'm so happy to have found this place.