Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Verdict Is....

...degenerative disc disease. My neck and upper vertebra have severe problems. And I have severe arthritis across my upper back. Doctor is recommending therapy and maybe a home traction machine.

My doctor helps train interns from OSU. Today Dr. Jones was in attendance with my doctor. While my doctor was waiting on some lab results, Dr. Jones used some manipulation on my upper rib by rotating my upper arms and shoulder. Amazing that the pain from the front collar bone was minimalized. But by the time I got home I was in exreme pain.

Back to the anti-inflammatories for the time being. Hopefully, therapy will be scheduled soon and I will get some relief.

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

Emma Sanders said...

I'm sorry to hear that! I hope things get better! I hear pineapple juice is a good natural anti-inflammatory. That, and ginger. If you like hot tea, try stirring a small amount of ginger and honey with a cup of hot water. (I prefer microwaving it all together). It's tasty.