Spinal Helpline: Mobility - Spinal Support

Spinal Problems in the Elderly 
Even though people of all ages are prone to spinal problems, people over 60 years of age are more at risk of suffering from the condition. In fact, spinal problems in the elderly are a very common type of mobility issues. Seniors having spinal problems experience back pain, neck pain, and leg pain. The problem happens when the discs degenerate, or the facet joints become weak. It is essential to get the condition diagnosed and start treatment as soon as possible.

ExtendaTouch has an online support group for mobility and spinal problems for older adults. Our more experienced group members can provide you with useful information and advice about the diagnosis, treatment, physical therapy, and rehabilitation for spinal problems in the elderly. Request contact with our friendly members who relate and start getting help.

Get Help to Manage Spinal Problems 
Spinal problems must be addressed at the outset. If neglected, it can become worse, affecting the mobility and quality of life of the affected person. Medications, physical exercises, and minimally invasive procedures can restore the affected person’s functionality to a greater extent. 

If you are a caregiver for someone with the condition, consider getting help from people who relate. By doing so, you will be able to manage the problem more effectively and provide quality care to your loved one. Many of our fellow caregivers at ExtendaTouch are available to provide you with emotional support and help you improve your loved one’s quality of life. Our members can give you tips, ideas, and advice to reduce the pain for your care recipient and stay emotionally stable. 

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I care(d) a total of 10 years for a male
TheTechGuy, ExtendaTouch facilitator
I have years of experience I can share if it will help. My back and spine have been degenerating since I was 40. I'm now 50 and have had one operation to remove a disc that ejected into my nurve channels and had to be removed to stop my arms from going numb. I have two vertebrae that are now fusing in my lower lumbar. I found a chair/desk that allows me to work—decompressing my spine called the AltWork Workstation. www.altwork.com I highly recommend this chair for any computer programmers or people who must work at a desk. It gives me 8 hours of rest if I work in the chair for 8 hours—a perfect solution to my inability to work otherwise.
I care(d) a total of 14 years for a male