Hello All, I know how difficult getting (& staying) comfortable can be for those of us with back pain. I'm in the market for a new recliner & thought I'd start a conversation in hopes of getting some good suggestions.
Hello Joy, Members of this community are so fortunate to have you here to educate us as you truly are well informed on the subject of the spine.
My first question for you today is when a spine is successfully fused through surgery, although pain may persist, can the patient expect improved mobility through this stabilization procedure?
The second question concerning fusion surgery is: if the fusion is successfull in stabilizing the spine, can the patient expect better posture (assuming that the initial problem negatively affected the posture)?
On behalf of the many visitors to this website, thank you for all the information.
Hi Dave, Since last June, I've been a member at a local gym with a therapeutic pool where the water temperature is kept at 89 degrees. I visit the pool daily & it has helped me immensely. I have yet to visit a doctor for my condition (osteoarthritis with Fibromyalgia) who hasn't stressed the importance of water therapy.
Just today, I visited an otolaryncologist for treatment of an ear infection & even he remarked on the benefits of swimming. As we were parting, he said "keep swimming, you'll live forever."
I won't deny that I hurt while performing some of my routines in the water but the pain seems more tolerable than when exercising on land.
You mentioned your insurance for this therapy, would it be feasible for you to join a gym with a pool like the one I visit? Many gyms at this time of the year are offering great deals so it might be a good idea to check this out.
Sorry to hear of your pains, Debsbears. My doctor's office is offering RFA on the Osteoarthritis in my lumbar spine. I also have Fibromyalgia so it may be difficult locating the right area(s) to treat. The way I feel, I'd authorize them to do the entire lower back.