Good morning, my first post in Living with Neuropathy as I have Periferal Neuropathy for the past 7 years as indicated by various nerve studies. I am 87 yrs.old male and in severe pain. I require a Walker or rollator as I can't sustain a balanced gait. The pain is 10+ when I stand for 2-3 minutes and must sit downimmediately. When sitting on a hard chair.. rising is very painful in the lower spine and difficult to stand due to balance problems as my right foot is numb. I also have excruciating pain in the right shin that it freezes my movement until I pause then resume. I had treatments at a pain clinic where I received 12 epidurals and prescribed painkillers from hydrocodone, oxycodone, fentanyl, and morphine sulphate, all to no avail…I still have pain ! Currently I am medication free. I've had several PT sessions including hydrotherapy without success .
All I want to do is walk freely, no more walkers and rollator's.