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Falling apart at 33

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I'm 33 years old. And I'm falling apart physically. I have arthritis in my lower back. Along with a herniated disc that causes flare ups of severe sciatica. I have high blood pressure. How is all this possible?

Yesterday I got injections of cortisone in my back for the first time, to help the arthritis. It isn't unbearable, but I'm always stiff and achy when I get up in the morning. It seemed to help, even though the injection sites hurt like hell right now. Next week I go for another injection to help calm my sciatic nerve. I had a month long flare up in May, and my reflexes and sensation are still not back to normal even though the pain is gone.

I'm really hoping that some core strengthening will help keep my back from bothering me so much. Once the injection sites feel better, I'm going to try and just do some simple things to begin working on that. I need to NOT fall apart anymore! emoticon

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STONECOT 6/12/2013 5:46PM

    Both yoga and Pilates will help. I do both, and feel that Pilates is probably more core orientated. Also try water aerobics. Because it supports your weight, it's very good for stretching your lower body, and the resistance helps all the way round, to build strength and flexibility.

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JENSTRESS 6/12/2013 1:42PM

    I wish you the best. I know that when I had sciatic issues, yoga really helped, AND it is good for your core. Good luck.

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MRSP90X 6/12/2013 1:22PM

    How are those injections? I have those problems as well as a few others and I just cannot seem to do those. I find other ways to work the problem out, and so far so good.

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