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joe h.jjoe h. Watertown WisconsinPosts: 5
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.

Thank you


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