Thanks for reading my post. I am a 55 yo guy with chronic back and knee pain. I don't drink alcohol, don't smoke, and don't carry extra weight. I had an MRI which detected signifiant arthritis and a "very unstable lower back". I also have significant arthritis in my knees.
My desire is to find ways to think about my pain which can be helpful in reducing its severity.
I can't take Ibuprofen anymore as I have Kidney disease - disappointing as Ibuprofen was entirely helpful. My doctor prescribed a muscle relaxer and I sent her an email to ask her to up the dose or consider some other form of pain meds.
My doc gave me steroid shots in my knees. Somehow the right show remains effective but the left knee is pretty uncomfortable. I have a referral in for a pain doc and understand some sort of implant can be used which allows electrical signals to disrupt the pain?
I'm surprised by the severity of the pain. If you have any suggestions I'd be happy to read them.
Thanks much for reading my post.