Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Degenerative Arthritis at 37 Years Old - WTH?!
I've been suffering from some crazy insane lower back pain for the past 2 months. Tried the chiropractor, tried anti-inflammatories, tried Aleve, stopped Zumba...nothing worked. Finally, my doc sent me for an Xray.
The results? I have the lower back of a 60 year old!! Can you believe that? And by degenerative, that means as I get older it will get more and more painful. No cure. Just management.
For now, we did 4 very painful shots to my lower lumbar this evening. If this works over the course of the next few days, I may be doing this every couple of months for a while!
Why? The Pain Management Specialist believes it was caused primarily from childbirth and my prolonged bedrest.
A glass of red wine every night - I'm loving this doc already!! This will decrease the swelling.
Less red meat
Can still do Zumba, as long as my feet stay on the ground - no jumping whatsoever!
I will definitely be working on each of his suggestions because this BLOWS!!
Oh, yeah, did I mention those shots really friggen hurt!!!!
37 with Degenerative Arthritis! Unbelievable! I can't catch a health break at all!!!