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degenerative disk disease
healthguy11 posted:
I have been told I have degenerative disk disease and have been going to a chiropractor for some time now. Soem times I get better and some times it comes back and takes logger to treat. I do exercises like they tell me. Tired ofpaying the chiropractor , its th elower part of my back and one time my hips had shifted some how, the chiropractor seems to have worked that out. But now still have some pian and stiffness. I had went to a healthy back store and looked at one of those enversion tables and one lady she is 71 said ot worked for her. Has any one else tried this and it worked for them before I invest in something like this. Also what other things can I do to treat my condition.
davedsel57 responded:
Hello and welcome.

Please read through this Tip that is at the top of this WebMD Back Pain Community:
It lists the recommended steps for diagnosing and treating back pain.

I love my chiropractor, but each person is unique and their conditions respond differently to the different treatments available. I have heard many success stories about inversion tables and also many people who have worse pain after using one. You would also benefit by reading all the posts in this community and reading the stories of those of us who have posted them.

The bottom line is you need to see a spine specialist and get an accurate diagnosis before doing any type of treatment. The Tip spells all this out for you.

I pray you can find effective treatment and relief soon.
Click on my user name or avatar picture to read my story.


georgia888 responded:
A warm pool is very therapeutic for treating the spine & joints in general. Every doctor, physiatrist, & therapist that I've been to for my back problems have recommended pool therapy.

Of course, you will want to get a green light from your care taker before engaging in any form of exercise.

Best of luck to you in finding some relief.

healthguy11 responded:
I also have noticed my bood preaure has changed all I am in th emiddle now pre hypertension I also get headaches.
Any one else have this and what do you do.

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