ozzylucky

206d

question is
I can not lose weight , because of my back, or exercise.I am raising to granddaughters, been to see doctors I got my first pain shot and did not work.
2 doctors said I need the operation or I will be crippled, both said I have to lose 50 to 100 pounds and I can't what am I going to do ?

Chronic Low Back Pain

Lidocaine

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  • SorceressRaven

    206d

    I have the same issue along with sciatic nerve pain. I've lost 60 pounds. I count my calories and eat smaller portions of everything.

  • Teardrops

    101d

    I have lower back pain now and I did before I had surgery. I had L4-L5 and L5-S1 as well as the SI joint fused. Surgery is not always a fix. I too was told to lose weight or I would need more back surgeries. I had the RNY bariatric weight loss surgery went from 271 to 164. But stress eating and being mentally abused I gained quite a bit back. I am working on losing it again. I also have pain in my neck due to arthritis and a pinched nerve. Had two rounds of injections so far. Lidocaine and then had Marcaine. I and getting a steroid injection at the next appointment in November. I don’t know if they work. I see a neurologist today to help with the migraines and carpal tunnel that I might have as well. There are videos out there on like YouTube to do like chair exercises. Maybe PT would be something to try?? As for weight loss, cut sugars, and alcohol. Lower the carb intake. Try for more complex carbs compared to simple carbs. Eat more veggies. And get 6-8 hours of sleep. You’ll be surprised how much sleep affects weight loss. Oh and drink plenty of water.. Coffee and teas don’t really count. This is information I have gotten over the years. I am fair from perfect. Again. Just things I have heard over the years. Take baby steps do t jump in all or nothing when changing your eating habits

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