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Forum Name: Spinal problems and back pain

Question: Spine problem.

 faheemyaqoob - Tue Aug 31, 2004 2:32 am

Dear Doctor,
I am Faheem from kashmir.My mothers had some problems in her we consulted the doctor who advised her MRI.
we got her scanned ,it revealed that the spine is showing degenerarive changes.kindly suggest what shoud we do so as to avoid further damage and how to recover from the existing problem.

Truly yours
Faheem yaqoob.
 alisonm - Tue Aug 31, 2004 6:01 pm

Degenartive disc disease is very coomone. It is common for anyone getting older to ahve wear and tear on their backs. But their are things you can do to help.

If she is over weight she needs to loose weight, more weight=more wear. She needs to gently excercise making sure to be carfull of what she does, under water (hydrothearphy) is ideal.
The are injections she can do to relieve pain but chances are if she makes minor changes it will help at least some what
 surfergirl - Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:36 am

True. Aquatic rehabilitative exercises are always effective for the elderlies who are suffering from degenerative spinal problems. For one, weeliminate theweight-bearing when we do activities on water and at the same time, the warm temperature of the water can help alleviate the pain. Did the doctor advise her to wear a corset of some sort?

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