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What kind of maintainence or routine do you have when surgery is not an option?



  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,584
    i am glad to see that you are researching various treatments to help you when surgery is not an option.

    chronic pain does impact us in many ways. its easy to understand the physical part, but the emotional part is much more difficult.

    there are a number of threads here that touch upon the subject about chronic pain and its impact to family life:

    how do we say thank you

    chronic pain and marriage issues

    so much more

    these are just some of the recent threads. if you used the search facility, you will find many more.
    i do not think there is a person out there living in chronic pain that has not experienced some difficulties with their loved ones.

    best way to deal with all of this!
    effective two way communications
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
  • As long as I am at home I can control my pain,

    mostly through core exercises, heat pad and relaxation techniques,

    what has helped my spondy is the pelvic tilt,

    I also take magnesium citrate to relax muscles,

    I have sleep issues so In know that if i begin taking meds they will damage my stomach lining,

    which in turn will lead to worse sleep,

    the natural approach is very difficult,

    but it is based on self reliance,

    you are in control.
    Live to Pray
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  • Has anyone tried a back brace to help support the lumbar back?  
  • brianferry, I also have spondylosis and spondylolisthesis, plus lumbar spinal stenosis. I have a nerve being pinched somewhere in my left low back and hip.  I'm not exactly sure where that is.  I have been to physical therapy, but most of what they did was try to strengthen my legs.  I am interested in the exercises you are doing, but I'm not sure how to do them.  What kind of core exercises do you do?  And how do you do a pelvic tilt?  I would like to try those.
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