I just found this site and find it really wonderful and filled with information.
I have two very close disks in my lower back and DDD. Recently this weekend I canceled a planned camping trip due to pain left over from my last one three weeks ago. Although I am not using my cane right now I am in allot of discomfort.
I saw an accupunturist that put me back on my feet but I tend to break out afterwards and am finishing up some antibiotics. Along with some asprins and anti inflamatorys. They don't really work too good. And anti-depressants give me seizures and I want to keep my drivers licence.
I found pregnazone to work really well but now I am on a diet. And at first chyropractor visits worked but that does not due it any more.
I looked at all the info on surgery and I don't qualify. Excercise other than short walks tends to aggravate it. And I won't get addicted to narcotics again.
Any way I wish I did not have to wait ten years till I am sixty to get through simple activities, like cleaning or bending or even sitting at the piano or desk.
Basically I am just looking for some advise. I am tired of exrays and MRI's. And the sports med place is expensive and does really little to help.