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Hi, my name is mkhatter76!

mkhatter76mkhatter76 Member Posts: 4 Listener
Just thought I'd say hello. I have suffered with my back for years, just recently diagnosed as DDD.

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  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @mkhatter76 and welcome to the Community.  It's nice to meet you.  How are you doing today?  Sorry to hear about your back as back pain can be very nasty I can only imagine.  Thank you for joining us.  Please feel free to look around the site and join in any discussions that you find interesting.  Our virtual coffee lounge is a good place to start to chat to people.  I look forward to seeing you on here and hope you enjoy your time with us.  If we can be of any help/support to you then please just let us know.  All the best.  :smile:
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  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,587 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @mkhatter76 - Welcome to the community & thank you for joining. Oh, I sympathise.....I've had lower back pain for decades, but not due to your problem, which is likely worse. You're in good company as many of us, with our varying disorders, have pain as an unwelcome companion. Have you found anything that helps?
    Here's a resource that you might find useful: https://ppa.csp.org.uk/content/links
    As a former physio, for me it's always exercise first, but it's often a combination of things that helps, whilst it might not unfortunately cure! As well as exercise, I use relaxation, distraction (reading, watching a film, pottering in the garden, listening to music, etc.), mindfulness & visualisations.
    Please keep in touch, & let us know how you get on. Any questions, about anything, just ask. :)

  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,970

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    Welcome @mkhatter76. How are you? :smile:
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  • mkhatter76mkhatter76 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I'm ok at the minute, was going to have my back injected but covid19 came. I've been coping with my back ok at the minute I've not had a flare up in a few months which is a bonus😉
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @mkhatter76
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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,970

    Scope community team

    I'm glad to hear it @mkhatter76. I don't know if it'll be useful to you, but we have some information here about coping with chronic pain during isolation.
    What have you been doing to keep yourself busy lately?
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    Scope
  • mkhatter76mkhatter76 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I've been relaxing with the family in the garden. I've just spent time with my family to be honest just doing activities with them.

    I've just started trying to do a bit of yoga to see if it helps with my back.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    That sounds lovely @mkhatter76! How is the yoga going?
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  • mkhatter76mkhatter76 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    A bit hit & miss at the minute 🤣🤣🤣 but I'll get there eventually
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    I imagine it does take some practice @mkhatter76! Let us know how you get on. :)
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