I have two health related problems I would like advice on dealing with naturally as possible. Any advice on nutrition, supplements, treatments, etc. Are greatly appreciated.
1) As far back as I can remember (preteen or younger) I have been in constant pain. I have been told that I have degenrative discs and spondylothesis (sp?). I know my weight makes it worse, but even at a perfectly healthy weight, I am in pain. It has always hurt in my lower back, but more recently has spread to my legs as well. I have been through PT which made it much worse, and basically the only recommendations from doctors at this point are spinal injections and narcotics, neither of which I am thrilled with. I am always in pain, most days I stay at about a 5 on a scale from 1-10, but some days it is so extreme I cannot get out of bed, and it's only getting worse.
2) A good friend of mine who is diabetic asked if she could test my blood sugar because she observed my constant thirst and fatigue. That night she tested me and I was at 207. The next day she tested me after not eating for 8 hours to see what my fasting sugar was, it was 199.
I know I need to make dietary changes, what are the best changes that could possibly help my sugar levels and pain?
Also, it is very hard to exercise, but I know it is very important. What are some very gentl exercises I could try until my pain is under control?
Any suplements or treatments you could recommend?