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!