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FINALLY...answers for my pain

Friday, August 17, 2012

I have been suffering from severe pain from my hips & lower back for some time now. Because of this, I have not been exercising & have gained quite a bit of weight.


After several x-rays my doctor says I have "facet arthritis" in both hips and lower back. She wants me to go to physical therapy & see if this will help. I am ready for anything that will help at this point. Currently, I am working with my insurance company to try & get this started.

Hopefully, if I can get the pain down to "bearable" status I can get back to walking & start to lose some of this weight. Hold good thoughts for me SP.

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    praying you get some relief
    2104 days ago
    OH girl I so relate!!!! i have severe sciatica which has been flared up since May but super bad since Aug. just now getting relief. and it has been a stretching machine at chiro that helped. Drugs stopped some pain but the nerve was still pinched. This machine helps to slooooowly pull the vertebrae apart and helps them stay that way which will releive the pressue on my S1 nerve causing such bad sciatica and pins and needles, numbness etc.
    HUGS and hope you get some relief.
    2104 days ago
    I'm so glad they found out what's wrong! I wish you success w/treatment...& keep it slow & easy, & don't give up! You're in my prayers!!!

    2118 days ago
    Changes come more easily when you get an answer to what and why?

    I know you will persevere and get back to the good place where you belong!

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    2128 days ago
    So glad you were able to find out what was causing the pain, and now you can do something about it! Good luck and God bless.
    2131 days ago
    Sorry to hear that you have been going through such a painful time, but I am glad that you have a diagnosis and can begin healing now. All the best for you physical therapy! I am sending you lots of hugs and positive energy - I hope you can feel it!

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    2134 days ago
  • L1LL1AN_M
    Hope physical therapy helps . . . gentle hugs!!!
    2134 days ago
    I wish you relief also..... and total recovery. Best wishes. emoticon
    2134 days ago
    Sorry to hear of your pain, but glad that you may have found the cause. Hopefully, with treatment and therapy you will be back to your old self again, soon! emoticon
    2135 days ago
    sorry to read about your pain. Try exercising in water as it supports a lot of weight. Make sure you take the analgesics 30-40 minutes before you do any exercise too.
    2135 days ago
    I sure hope this new news will help you get the needed help to be more pain free.
    2135 days ago
    emoticon I know what you are going through. I hope that you are able to get some relief soon. Pool time may help. emoticon
    2135 days ago
  • DEBBY4576
    Yeah, it's like a vicious circle isn't it. Weight isn't good for our bones, and our bones keep us from exercising to lose it. Ahhhh. Well, at least we are alive to get old uh?
    Good luck, I know the physical therapy will help.
    2135 days ago
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