Can anyone help with how to deal with chronic pain? THR was a year ago and I have major weakness and chronic pain in that leg. Lower lumbar area improved some with injections, but even walking is limited due to pain.
Secondly, my gym activity is near zero. Used to powerlift and cannot stand not lifting. Any advice from anyone regarding this major alteration of life?View Thread
bj1208 Thank you for your response! I am brand new here, and am hoping I'm doing things correctly. Thanks for the links, I'll check them out. Part of my problem is actually my spine, and I had a Radio Frequency Ablation at L4 L5 two months ago. I've gotten 50% relief after the first month of no change. Combined with degenerative disks and arthritis I'm just a mess. Thanks again for your suggestion about water therapy.View Thread
to lifesajourney: I had the RF ablation after 2 medial branch block injections - which defined the painful areas. RF ablation deadens the nerves which innervate the painful facets, that were identified by the 2 medial branch blocks. I'm only 2 months out, and it took one of those months to notice any difference. Now at the 2-month point, I've noticed a 45-50% relief rate in my lower lumbar spine. Supposed to last 6 - 12 months. I have thus far noticed no negatives. Hope that helps a bit.View Thread