I am 53 and have had many problems from a rare virus caught over a decacde ago. Took most of my hearing and inner ear function. It ran through my cranial nerves & central nervous system leaving lots of damage. It affected all my joints and I have no cartilage in entire spine. I've seen many specialists. The past year my spine has been bone on bone. It truly is painful everyday of my life. My doctor wants an Mri Of spine. Particularly lumbar and hips. . Am afraid to start this. I see no point in surgery if this is systemic. I am already on pain meds. I dont like them and not wanting narcotics. No way to live. I just want some hope it can get better. I've tried so many things as asked by docs. I have a young family and I want to enjoy this phase of life. It is too hard when my low back is unstable and sciatic and hip/leg pain has me up at 4am. How do you all deal with this never-ending circle of pain? I have to put on a brave face for my husband & kids. It affects them enough when I miss family get togethers because I really can't hide the pain or inability to move normally. Makes me sad for us all. Sorry for a less peppy introduction. Forgive my middle of the night weak moment.
Well wishes to all in need.