I had my back fused from C1 to T4, a few years ago. I do regular exercises, but can feel my back is getting worse.
I heard about this new method, Egoscue, and was wondering if it might help or do more damage. I've had Ra since early 20's, and this was reason for surgery. I've also taken Prenisone for many years, and know that my bones are more brittle now. I'm 61yrs.old and this is my last "hope." What do you suggest?
Well i am not too sure about this method "Egoscue". It generally stretched the muscle and the joints and selectively helps in pain control via strengthening.
Being a RA patient with history of intake of Prenisone medicine for long, has made your bones too weak. Moreover you have a big surgery done where a very long segment of your cervical and upper thoracic spine has been fused. This is causing a lot of pressure over the spine along with the weakness.
There is no harm in doing the Egoscue method, but still would like you to take some special precaution for the weak bones. Parathyroid injections are a good way out to build up the loss bone mass in few months time. Once the bone mass is good, then we can start on other means of maintaining the b one mass.
Beside this, there are not many options available.
Hence please have a discussion with a good orthopaedician who specializes in spine or a neurosurgeon and discuss this proposal.
Do let me know as how was the appointment.
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. MedHelp 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.