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biancalthompson posted:
Hi my name is Bianca, I am 27 years old. I am new to this community.
I have Degenerative Disk Disease in my Cervical and Lumbar spine. Wondering if there are any techniques any one has to help with pain control that doesn't involve surgery or narcotics.
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tlh509 responded:
welcome! I was diagnosed with DDD way back in the early 90's. I could offer a couple of suggestions. Execercise, specifically find some exercises for the back. Swimming and walking are good. You could also look them up here on webmd, as I did and find some great exercise ideas for th eback. I would also suggest something like an nsaid. Personally I use Aleve. Hopefully this will help. Good luck. Hope this helps.
 
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biancalthompson replied to tlh509's response:
Good suggestions. I can't take NSAID's I have been told to keep moving and not stay down for more than a day. That's hard when I come down with an upper respiratory infection.


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