I know how you feel - I have scoliosis and arthritis of the spine and hips. It isn't a nice ride!! There are some other things that you can do for yourself. Ensure that you have a GOOD chair with an adjustable lumbar support. Ensure that the chair can go up to the appropriate height for you and that it is big enough from front to back so that it fits almost into your knee when you are sitting with your tush firmly in the back of the seat. Be very careful how you lift, and how much. My Dr and an Orthopedic Surgeon both suggested no more than 5 kg (total combined both hands/arms) and to bend as little as possible and not to twist. I have a chair raiser for my armchair and special back and bum supports for my car those are Obus Forme. They are really good and help to reduce pain. Don't stand OR sit for too long at a time. I was sent to a Pilates Class taken by a qualified, practicing Physiotherapist. It helped considerable because it helps strengthen the core muscles.
Then of course there are the trusty old pain relief - I have a cocktail of different medication going all the way up to morphine. I also use wheat packs which helps considerably.
Good luck on finding what works for you.
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