Hello to all, my story isn't so different from yours. I've been dealing with DDD for at least 8 years now, probably more according to my docs since I had an injury to my back during my college volleyball years. But, nonetheless, I'm at a loss now. Like some I have read, surgery doesn't seem to be an option, even though one of my discs has now bled into the spinal canal. I've been told by my neurosurgeon, that I'm in limbo. They won't fuse any areas since well, they are all on top of each other. L3-S1, L3 being very brand new and the one that has completely herniated. I have done epidurals out the wazuu, I have taken all kinds of muscle relaxers, the newest being Zanaflex, I'm in physical therapy again and am, doing the exercises but it helps only for a short time. I use heat, have a TENS unit, etc.. the only thing I haven't tried is water therapy. Any one out there that has tried water aerobics or therapy how has it helped? I consider myself very active and now can hardly take a short walk. I don't like being beaten, my physical therapist says I need to start accepting my limitations, well, I suppose. But, I'm not ready to sit or lay and stare at a television all day. So, sorry to ramble, but if anyone has used water aerobics let me know how it's worked for you. Thank you
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