DDD pain and pain in neck and between shoulder blades
Hi I have been diagnosed with Degenerative Disk Disease. I have been experiencing pain in my lower back. They say that the arthritis is getting worse. I asked the surgeon what I could do about the pain. He told me to ask my MD to send me to a pain management specialist. Other than that I am to lay on my back for days until I am able to stand up straight again.
I am struggling with the pain in my neck and in between the shoulder blades and the lower back pain. I am 44 yrs old and cant work due to the constant pain. I am afraid to even bend over to pick up something light off the floor. I wake up not able to move and in severe pain. My muscles are rock hard and cramp like crazy.
I have went to physical therapy and aqua therapy. Nothing seems to help. Any ideas on what I can do to make life more bearable?