I just signed up and wanted to introduce myself, I am 47 years old- my name Brigitte, my user name is Sandyshores because its where I live here in the beautiful Bahamas on the northern chain of Abaco. In 2010 I needed a cat scan as I was going into surgery to remove cancer and have a total hysterectomy. I was diagnosed with DDD as well and I realized then what the cause of my lower spinal pain was after enduring it for years. Although the scan said it was mild I can tell you if that's mild I wouldn't want to know what extreme was! Anyway after surgery I began to develop major disabilities with movement in my lower spine, and other joint pain and the doctor also diagnosed me with osteoporosis and osteoarthritis to which if any one can tell me is this the same thing?
Now the past year I have been suffering gradually getting worse with my neck , it pops all the time, stiffens up and I barely can turn it around without pain. I am going to see the doctor in a 2 weeks to have him check it out and maybe an xray.Needless to say the past 4 years has worn me down considerably, even though over weight I was active- now Im bed ridden and rarely get to do anything which as left me unemployed, its been a long road accepting the fact that I am disabled.