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Keithjohn1965 Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:08 in Living with arthritis

Just a quick hello just found this site so looking forward getting to finding some useful info out of you all . I found out about 6 months ago that I have arthritis in my spine after eventually getting a MRI scan but just seem to have been left by doctors to get on with it more or less I’m on tablets and still working 48 hr week just find it difficult to deal with some days especially the fatigue anyway enough from me regards Keith


  • Ellen
    Ellen Moderator Posts: 1,679

    Hello to you @Keithjohn1965 welcome to the Online Community.

    I understand from your post that you were diagnosed fairly recently with Arthritis in your spine, but are feeling left to get on with it by your Drs.

    While you are waiting for some of our members to come along to chat to yo this might help a little:

    In case you were interested this thread was started today by @DarreninBrighton he is keen to hear from others who have spinal Arthritis:

    Do join in wherever you feel comfortable.

    Best wishes


  • DarreninBrighton


    Welcome. Newly diagnosed with arthritis in the spine and making the necessary steps to adapt. I do a lot of exercise, even just walking, and I'm currently reading a great book called Chronic Pain Management by David Walton. I stopped taking painkillers a while back and apart from the occasional flare-up most days are fine.

    My NHS physio appointment interview has been scheduled for April(!) so bit the bullet and did a few private sessions. Really great if you can, but a lot of their advice is available for free online.

    Good luck!


  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,563

    Welcome from me too.

    Another person here with an iffy back (Also have inflammatory arthritis) had surgery a few years ago now.

    Darren is so right about physiotherapy. It is such help when you find something you can actually do yourself to support your back and minimise further damage.

    Take care

    Toni x