I hope all is going well with your treatment today, rjmjr911. I have been considering RFA but holding off due to mixed reviews. I realize we all react differently to various treatments but I want to continue my research before coming to a decision.
Please give us a progress report on your treatment.
Absolutely yes, regcha! Additional weight is unhealthy in every way & especially for arthritic conditions and/or back problems. Extra weight on an arthritic joint is a much greater burden for the joint.
You will not only feel the difference in your back but I truly believe you will feel better in every way after shedding the pounds. Losing weight will also make it easier for you to move around, something that is essential for maintaining spine health.
Warm water therapy has been very beneficial to me as well. I have Fibro along with Osteoarthritis in the hip, knee, & spine (where there is also stenosis) & the warm water pool not only feels good but allows the body to move in ways it can't on land. Most of the users of the pool at the gym where I belong suffer from similar conditions.
As Congres said, water therapy allows the body to function better (more flexibility) afterwards as well.
I'm so sorry to learn of all your problems, Debsbears, but you have been blessed with the right attitude. So many of us feel all alone with these conditions & although we wouldn't wish for anyone to suffer as we do, it really helps to share these problems with those who are in the same boat.
I plan to visit your blog regularly. Please know how much it helps me & I'm sure others as well.
Thank you, Debsbears. It seems that Fibro is common with coexisting back problems. Do you mind my asking your age? I'll soon be 57. I fear the future but try not to dwell on those thoughts. Are you able to get around without a cane or other walking aid?
I'm sorry to hear of your many problems, Debsbears, but it's good that you can "almost" have a sense of humor about it.
Thank you, again, for all of this helpful information. I'm seriously thinking about trying it for the arthritis & stenosis I suffer from in my lumbar spine. I swim every day but the pain seems to only get worse. I have Fibromaylgia as well & of course, that only exacerbates the pain.
Hello Debsbears, Your's is the most successful testimonial I've read to date. Do you mind my asking what condition it is that you suffer from? Another question is concerning the x-rays used, are they the same as the x-rays used for diagnosing conditions? I'm concerned about the radiation level.