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Hi I was recently told that I have arthitis in my spine. Just wondering if anyone has any tips or tricks to help with the aching and discomfort. Thanks in advance x
Hi @jabroom13 it is my pleasure to welcome you to the forum.
I can see from your post that you have been told you have spinal arthritis, do you know if this is osteoarthritis or inflammatory?
I myself have Ankylosing Spondylitis which is an inflammatory spinal arthritis and have been managing the condition for about 10 years now. I am glad I can say that through exercise, medication and a healthier active lifestyle I have successfully been able to have long periods of being pain free. I hope that you are able to find a plan and balance that works for you.
To get you started below is a link that you may find useful:
Osteoarthritis (OA) of the spine | Back pain | Versus Arthritis
Can I check if you have had a diagnosis and if so what was it? This will help us to signpost you to the most appropriate help.
Please feel free to post again / reply to this thread or have a look around for more information or others with similar experiences.
Take care and good luck.
Welcome I have arthritis in my spine and I use mostly a hot water bottle and tens machine I’m afraid painkillers don’t help with me just try to keep active and gentle exercise you can ask the dr for a referral to pain clinic but establish like Joe said what kind of arthritis it is first,
I know it’s horrible but I’m sure the lovely people here will offer better advice just know your not alone with it
Hi@jabroom13 nice to meet you.
I use my warm wheatbag (that you heat in the microwave) for my back it moulds well into where it's needed. Actually i have 7 of them as my youngest uses them too!
Like Jona I have used a tens in the past in fact worn out 2!
Finally walk every day I possibly can even if it's only a short distance and not as fast as I used to.
Hope our tips are helping.