It totally depends on the severity of the problem. If your problem came on suddenly as the result of a fall, or doing something you were not used to doing, I'd say so with proper treatment. Degeneration of the spine occurs in everyone as they age. Have you had a bone density test recently? It's important to know the status of your bone density. If you have oste
openia or osteoporosis, it's important to treat it to prevent further bone degeneration. Since you are used to being active, I'd ask the doctor to prescribe physical therapy if appropriate. It really helped me get back on feet.
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