Hi People, perhaps you can help
My mum is 60 and has been diagnosed with severe degenerative disc disease, after about a year of waiting to see the back surgeon he says there is only one thing that can be done which I mentioned in the subject line. He also says he would prefer not to do it as she will have a 50% chance of walking again after the procedure. He also mentioned that if she does not have it she will eventually not walk either.
She does not want to do the procedure it involves putting a pad with metal around the worst disc and a metal bracket around the area with screws to support the spine and to keep it straightened.
Currently she is just on morphine patches.
Question is this the end for her? Is there no medication that can assist? Being open minded and having done a bit of reading I have seen articles about the use of IGF-1, human growth hormone, testosterone and nandrolene. Will these agents not help in time?
Any suggestions for me? thanks