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Mohammed IsmailMMohammed Ismail Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:55 AM in Degenerative Disc Disease
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  • I have DDD also in entire lumbar area and have done well with Cymbalta for leg pains and back pain as well as facet joint injections and epidurals for leg pain for short relief.

    I think walking and losing weight is a good exercise program. Have you seen a Pain Management Dr. or Physiatrist sports medicine Dr. for an assessment? I hope you get some pain relief. Keep well hydrated with water also. I also take pain medications to help me get trough this disabling pain. You may benefit from seeing an Orthopedic or Neurosurgeon. Best wishes. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • Like you and Charry, I also have DDD and was supposed to be having facet joint injections. However I also have a collapsed disc (L5/S1) and now oedema, so things are compounding the older I get.

    For you at 35, well that's still young! Gentle exercise is supposed to be beneficial and never strain your back. Don't remain seated in the same position for any length of time and keep in contact with your doctor, making sure you contact him/her should anything change.

    I suppose the old adage is the one which fits your situation best: 'Do everything in moderation'.

    Good luck,

    Val
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