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    back injury
    shellie_54 posted:
    My injury has changed my life completely. Any pointers on how to start with changing my life after 58 years? Having a problem with that and want to hear from real people who have been through this. Not just doctors or people who don't understand.
    trs1960 responded:
    I suggest pain managment Psychology. If your injury is that old it'd likely you've worked with many doctors MD. A PhD may be better suited for your needs. You can't make the pain go away, but you can learn to live with it and control instead of it controlling g you.

    Best of luck. There's a few books out there I recommend let me know if you're interested?

    fionam523 responded:
    I have a bad back injury from my time on the Crew (rowing) team in high school, and I've tried a lot of different things over the past 8 years or so. My pain levels still fluctuate, but I've found a few things recently that help me a lot.

    First, I switched to a standing desk at work and got a kitchen gel mat to stand on. I've found that standing and moving around more is much better for my back than sitting for hours at a time.

    Secondly, I've started to focus on my posture a lot more. I got a LUMOback device and have been using it to help remind me to have good posture. I was slouching more than I realized, and having good posture has made a real difference in my pain.

    Hope this helps, and good luck!
    shellie_54 replied to trs1960's response:
    Please let me know the books. I know you are right about a PHD but I always fix myself on my own. I don't know, maybe I should look into that.
    shellie_54 replied to fionam523's response:
    I can't stand even on a mat for more than 5 minutes. I have done everything I could think of to make things easy on me. I am getting treated for the pain. I know it will never go away. I finally accepted that. I just still have a problem with staying positive about losing who I was. This has changed my life completely.
    You guys are helping me because you know what I am going through.

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