About Me: Male, 59, Long Beach, CA, member since Jul 2012
I have a history of Degenerative Joint/disk disease. I had an operation where metal was put into my back to help correct some of the issues I was having but complications arose 5 years later and the metal has to be taken out. Now I still have issues with this disease an
[More]d sometimes steroid shots help. I went to an orthopedic surgeon who did a lot of work on my back with out any side effects from surgery or paralysis. Do the research, understand what the disease it and read all you can. Find a doctor who can give you straight answers and no dope medication. The medication sometimes will work and other times will not. Don't just take a doctors word for it. Take the time to understand what causes disease like this and what the drugs can and cannot do. Accept the idea that you can never be pain free but the mind is stronger than the drugs. Use this power to center yourself and DON'T give up just because of pain. Yes it is rough but the alternative of living on drugs wears thin when you body no longer feels relief from the drugs. Thanks for listening...best of luck!!!!
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.