I have arthritis in my back that has been treated with injections. I've even had the nerve endings in the L3-L5 region in my back burned and had a cortisol shot in my s1 region. The swelling is gone, but not the pain. My knees have been left untreated. The pain gets unbearable at times, but my doctor only says lose weight. I've told her several times that I'm usually an active person, but pain makes me not want… read more
I am a firm believer in water therapy and water aerobics they are very low to no impact but have built my strength stamina and endurance more than I could ever have thought possible...I do it in a heated pool and it seems to loosen the muscles and streching seems to make everything feel better. And being in the water allows you to just move everything in a weightless environment... It has also let me lose 16 pounds in 2 months and not have to starve myself...I go to my local YWCA so it is very affordable.....see if you can try a few classes to see if it works for you
The first thing my doctor did when she found the arthritis in my back was send me to a physical therapist. I can't tell you how much the stretches and exercise help me
I too suffer from back and knee pain. The one thing I told my Dr. was I could not afford the wellness center here because I am pending disability. Then she told me about the scholarship they have and wrote me a recomendation for it because I need knee replacement, OMG best thing ever, I got the free Scholarship for 6 months They say I most go at least 2 days out the week I go 4 and I have lost 17 lbs of fat gained 17 lbs muscle 6 inches off my stomach, 4 off my hips and thighs. I noticed I stand a little longer and I move a little better. It is wonderful.
I feel and know your pain well. Restorative yoga is awesome. Heat helps. Please let me know if you find anything besides pain killers and anti inflammatories 😐
I have all the same conditions. Had to have a total knee replacement,nerve ends burned L1 thru S2, and injections. What helped the pain was a spinal stimulator implant. They implant a battery pack, wire harness,and electrodes. The battery pack/generator is implanted in one area of your back of your choosing. You will have to be able to reach it for charging purposes. The electrodes are implanted in your spinal column. You have a remote control to adjust the device. It's like a tins unit but 100x more powerful. This implant allowed me to walk again. Can't walk to far because of my weight.