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I have had issues with my lower and upper back for awhile, but recently my lower back has gotten much worse. I had an MRI and it showed moderately herniation of all the disks between t12 and L5, narrowing of the spinal canal, narrowing of the openings where the nerves exit and arthritis. The doctor put me on Gabapentin, cbd powder and did a spinal injection. When things are bad I also take some Tylonal or ibropropin. This has resulted in a cycle of some days I feel almost normal, the next I can't get out of bed. The issue is not so much the pain, but this feeling in my back that something is very wrong when I try to walk. Some days my upper body is about 10 degree off from straight. I can move around in bed fine but not really sit up.
Right now I'm stuck in bed again. I feel like a wuss, and I shouldn't let this keep me down. That and I'm feeling that I'm missing out of all the family stuff. The wife is great. The kids are great. But this is still getting old.