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Jeannine wrote:Hello, I'm in the UK and am on day 6 of the diet plan. So far so good, but I need to exercise and here's the problem: A bone density scan shows I've bones of an 88 year old - I'm 62 - and the MRI scan taken in Jan/Feb of this year shows degenerative changes in the neck C4/5, 5/6 and 6/7. The thoracic spine shows diffusion and in the lumbar spine similarly. I've a partial wedge fractured at T8 (healed). The paraspinal muscles are masively wasted from L3 downwards and neurophysiology does not show any active denervation. (I copied this from the Consultant's letter to my GP). What I know is that I've constant discomfort, can walk for 2 minutes in the pool daily and am building it up to 2 minutes, then 5 minutes. 7 minutes two days consecutively was all together too much and my back 'gave out' on me. I walked very bent for a week+ - it's so painful when my back does this. I try to walk each day, about a quarter/half mile, that's about the limit. I'm doing core muscle exercises although I admit not regularly! Please, can you advise me on how to get my muscles to wake up and work again? I wondered about gentle electric shocks? I'm positive and determined not to have surgery which is offered to me for September of this year. Many thanks - jeannine.
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