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    Severe back pain
    DianeAdelle posted:
    I have struggled with lower back pain and upper tightness in my shoulders most of my adult life about 30 years ago I saw a Doctor Who took x-rays of my back and told me that I would be in a wheelchair by the time I was 15 I am now 50 so I did but I just had x-rays of my back two days ago and was told I have severe arthritis in my lower back L5 S one severe and moderate in L3 and four I knew I was having trouble with the news of my x-rays very upsetting they are sending me to a specialist for possibly shots in my back and I was wondering if anyone has had any luck with this type of shot in your lower back for pain relief I have been working as a hairdresser for 36 years and standing on my feet from 8 to 10 hours a day and it is taking it's toll so I would appreciate any advice on how to manage this as I still need to keep working

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