I'm allergic to sulfur so I can't use MSM. I'm on thyroid meds so I have to avoid certain natural remedies, too. I've heard fish oil has anti-inflamatory properties.
I'm going to ask the doctor for some more natural ways to help me.
I take the brace off every night to sleep. Yesterday I put it on long enough to go to work for a few hours and go shopping.
When I woke up this morning I was hurting so I put it on for a couple of hours. I'm sitting here at the computer without it. I hadn't wore it since 11:00 today.
I want to get rid of it so bad. I'm willing to listen to the PT and do my exercises. I need to lose some weight to help the stress on my back, too.
My report said:
No suspicious marrow lesions.
L3-L4:mild facet hypertrophy
L4-L5: Mild facet hypertrophy and tiny disk bulge. No significant disc herniation spinal stenosis or foraminal narrowing.
L5-S1: Mild facet hypertrophy and small disc bulge. No significant disc herniation spinal stenosis or foraminal narrowing.
impression:Degenerative Disc and Facet Disease of the Lumbar spine above most Affecting L5-S1 where Endplate Marrow Degenerative Signal may account for Focal pain.
No significant Disc Heriation Spinal Stenosis or Foraminal Narrowing.
Thank you, folks for your opinions and tips. I'll try to avoid using the brace tomorrow.
Post Edited (couchtater) : 9/19/2010 1:43:18 PM (GMT-6)