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    7 days and no relief
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    slamina1 posted:
    Hi to all-
    I am a 57 yr. old with osteoarthritis, stenosis, degenerative disk disease, and spondylolisthesis. I do have a reumatologist but not scheduled again until end of August. I'm on here because it's been 7 days and no relief from the left low back and is made much worse by sitting and going to standing. I have no problems sleeping but I'm unable to get anything done and we just moved so groceries are needed, etc.. How can I know what exercises to do when I'm not the issue? I'm thinking it's the spondylolisthesis because of the painful area when pushed on. If there's anyone who would have any idea, I'd appreciate it so much so I know what to do and not to do. I really need to get moving. Thanks so much in advance..
     
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    NRN2B2 responded:
    Take time to read a book by Robin McKenzie. I have exactly the same type of problems you do I am 58 next month. I started physio 5 weeks ago and I am able to do so much more, since I started. To be able to garden for the 1st time in 10 years has been wonderful with out so much pain. Hope you can have the time to read and see if this would help. It is a 100 pages long in soft cover. Everything that he and my physio therapist said I have had and am on the way to some few hours of enjoying myself outside. My physio is certified in this technique of back care. You will know fairly quickly like about 2 weeks I could see that the suggested therapy was working already. At this moment I am just finishing my exercise flexing backwards and am on my way out to cut some more flowers. Send me any questions you have. The book is really cheap on Amazon.ca. I am not sure if your in Canada or where ever. Good Luck I have suffered since I became a RN working in Emerg from 1980 so I know exactly what is happening. Been there, hoping this continues. NRN2B2
     
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    slamina1 replied to NRN2B2's response:
    Thanks so much for taking the time to share this with me. I did go to Amazon and look at the book. He has so many of them and all have 5 star reviews. He must be good by all the people's responses. I'm going to look for it at our local book store for less. My back was doing better for a couple days so I did alittle around the house and the next day...back down again. Dang.. it hurts when I go to stand up but I guess we learn to deal with the pain until we can get the muscles supporting the back strengthened. I won't have surgery and I praise my Dr. for not sending me to a ortho. Unless I can't walk..I'll keep working on doing what I do and stay away from aggravations. Along with the book.. of course. Thanks so much again and I'm happy you found relief and can garden again!! Horrah... Take care of yourself
     
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    Kat23429 responded:
    Hello to you! I'm 31 and suffering from the same conditions you listed. I see a neurosurgeon in about a week and look forward to knowing more about my options. Newly diagnosed with all of this a few months ago. I'll be glad to learn from anyone with good advice!


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