This is my first forum, thank you. I am searching for ideas that may have helped others. About 15 years ago I had a MRI and was diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease ,Lumbar spinal stenosis, Disc buldge,Mild facet arthropathy,and a few other things from L1 throughS-1. This condition has progressively gotten worse through the years that I must now sleep confined in a recliner with a back hugger, if I dare to sleep in a bed I will have great difficulty walking the next day. I have tried physical therapy several times through the years about 6 epidurals, acupunture and Empi for a few months. The last MRI just show the condition getting worse! I have been told by two surgeons that any surgery is to risky. I now take Hydrocodone two 5-325 in the morning and soon to be in the afternoon as well. I also have Oxycodone in case the hydro does not work. My family doctor agrees with the other doctors only way to treat this is with medicine. For temporary relief I have a spa which is great, but when I get out it hurts because i can feel the weight compressing on the lower spine as I get out, I weigh about 190lbs
Like I said I am new to this and was wondering if there are other experiencing the same problems and what they may have done to make things better. Any ideas would be appreciated.