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I have been having severe chronic lower back pain for several years. It does not allow me to stand for more than a few minutes before I have pain radiating from my lower back down my legs. If I continue to stand and ignore the pain, my legs start to go numb and I fall if I do not sit down quickly enough. This affects my whole life, I have trouble standing long enough to cook food, take a shower, and do much of anything in my daily life. My social life is pretty much non-existent as I can't stand long enough to do anything. I have become pretty much homebound and struggle to get to my vehicle to go to appts. I can't even have a normal job and am forced to look for a work from home job since I cannot stand.
Due to going many years with undiagnosed diabetes, I am also overweight. I used to be a fairly active person, but I'm afraid being unable to be active will add to my weight problem, which will likely add to my back problems. My doctor said that my MRI shows nothing wrong, I have been to a chiropractor, and have went through physical therapy. The physical therapy seemed to make the problem worse and the chiropractic visits didn't affect it at all.