My new partner is 49...male and in very bad shape. This is a new relationship for me after leaving a 32 year marriage and we are very much in love. BUT....he has got major spine problems.....bulging lumbar discs...osteoarthritis...cracks in the vertabrae....pinched nerves...narrowing of the spinal cord....its cuasing him intense daily/nightly pain and his whole spine right up to the neck is affected with these ailments. He is a working man in a job where the boss is in agreeance to not have him lifting too much as he is a power steering for truck mechanic. His doctor told him he should gfet another type of work and is a candidate for surgery and his phisiotherapist he sees once or twice a week has said he may end up in a wheel chair withing a couple of years if he does lifting. He is not lifting any more at his job as the boss has stopped that now. But he has had to take endone and it is making him tired and affecting our love making . He was in tears the other night as he is so afraid of being an invalid and hates not being able to love me as he wishes. It has affected our sex life drastically. He has numbness in both fingers of his hands and shooting pain down his legs and of course pain oin his back. The doc has just sent him off for phisio as the hospital waiting lists are years long. My question is we were told about cortisone injections and i want to know which type of doctor would do those and how successful they might be for pain relief. I love him soo much and want to get as much help and advice for him as possible. He has no medical insurance so he is up for paying for anything big time but I want to help as much as i can. He is allergic to any type of anti inflammatorys so can not take those. He takes strong codeine whicoes very little and endone.