So many of us have been down different roads in our quest to live as comfortable of a life that we can. No, we are not pain free, but at the same time, we
are not strapped down by our pain or disability. I think a lot of that comes with time.
But there are so many new young members joining here and honestly they are frightened. The started with some back or neck pain and after seeing a couple of doctors and having
some diagnostic tests done they are told that they have ABC The doctor then gives them all sort of variables, options, whys, etc associated with that But its overwhelming!
You walk away knowing one thing, You are in pain and what the doctor just told you doesnt sound too good.
My life is shattered, is one thought that goes through so many minds at this point. I am young, I have so many things I want to do. I am active, I play sports, I want to hike, I want
to ski, I want to ride horses, I want to do anything! BUT NOW I CANT!!!!!
Thats always the initial reaction. Some of the spinal conditions make it sound much worse. The dreaded words Degenerative Disc Disease. I dont think there is a harsher word,
My gosh, degenerative - its going to get worse[/u] , [u]disease - how can it be cured?
You start to search the internet for more information. Many of you are lucky and find Spine-Health. You register, you try to figure out how to do or where to go, but you plunge ahead
and make your first thread, hoping for answers, hoping for some reassurance. Maybe at first nothing, you feel more lonely, then a few posts come in. Some from the old timers, like
myself. I know I am guilty many times and trying to down play the new members fear, but I hope I do more in trying to help them understand their condition.
We are here to help everyone, Pain never discriminates, doesn't matter what age you are, what religion you follow, what race you come from. But here you will find a Spiney-world
thats people who have already traveled the road you are about thread down and those that are just starting like you.
We are here to help!
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences