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    Week 3 after #spinalFusionSurgery and still in an enormous amount of pain. It is a different kind of #Pain and that gives me hope. I’d like to stop ‘what-ifing’ but I figure that has to be a normal reaction.
    Has anyone else had surgery of their #spine ? If yes, how did it go? #SpinalStenosis #DDD

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    Has anyone had cervical myelopahy? If so how was it treated

    I'm weighing the pros and cons of surgery vs nonsurgical options to treat severe cervical myelopahy #Cervicalmyelopathy #spine


    Coping during Covid19

    Spinal pain does not stop nor can it be ignored during this time of physical isolation. Like everyone else I am concern about the Coronavirus, my family, the economy and so much more. The stress of the unknown and instability just weighs on the body like a truck. And for those of us suffering from spinal pain it just makes the pain so much worse. That combined with having to stay home with very little mobility it’s a recipe for painful disaster.

    That’s why I am being very intentional about staying as active as possible while still maintaining physical distancing. For me I chose to continue my physical therapy at home on my own based on what I remember from my therapy sessions as well as doing core exercises. All I need is a mat, 2 lbs weights and bands. I also go for walks every day to strengthen my heart and get some cardio. Lastly I am very selective with what I eat by avoiding foods that cause inflammation like dairy, gluten and sugars. I also increased in my diet things like ginger, mint, turmeric, spirulina, fish and avocado.

    Staying physically active in conjunction with reading, praying and journaling is helping me mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically which reduces my pain. I recommend that those dealing with spinal pain or any physical pain, try to stay active. Find what works for you, whether yoga, floor exercises, walking, meditation or any other way to keep your body active. There are great videos on all types of physical activities on uTube. Do a little research on which ones you want to try then set up a daily routine for yourself. You’ll be glad you did. #COVID19 #spinehealth #spine #Fitness #quarantine #SpinalPain


    Why wasn’t I told?

    I was reviewing the online records from my recent ER visit and below my back and chest X-ray it said “spinal degeneration noted”. No one said anything. I have terrible back pain and no one thought to mention I have spinal degeneration??? That feels significant.
    #BackPain #spine #ChronicSpinePain

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    Spine Pain?

    Chronic spine pain? What is your latest "go-to" item that helps you feel better?
    Lotions, creams, heat, ice, meds, massage, gadget - name your current #1 below.
    #ChronicPain  #spine #RareDisease  #degeneration   #stenosis   #Nerves   #muscles  #patients   #Parents  #Kids  #adults   #ache   #stiff  #shock  #zap   #spasms   #vertebrae #Spinefusion #congenitalfusion


    Resting but not liking it

    In a lot of pain today. I need to be inside taking it easy which is hard for me. I love being outside and on a sunny day like today it’s frustrating. I know I have to take it slow when my pain flares up, but it sure sucks. I was told to slow down when i feel horrible - or I could end up needing more spine surgery. I used to force myself to do more, to exercise though severe pain - even when I felt so horrible I would become physically sick. I can’t live that way anymore.
    #ChronicPain #spine #selfcare