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Tips on managing to get out with spine problems

Nic123Nic123 Posts: 8Member Listener
HI everyone, I wanted today hi, I have a walking difficulty and spine problems. Im particularly finding it hard to get around outside at the moment, and I just wanted to check in with people who feel the same and are trying to stay as healthy as possible!

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Posts: 4,804Community champion Disability Gamechanger

    Hello @Nic123 ; Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    Sorry to hear this.

    I am one of the team of community champions. We guide, advise and help new members who join the forum.

    Please can I ask. If your having problems walking and spine problems. Have you spoken to any one about this.? Especially your Doctor.

    Could be useful to contact them for reassurance any guidance on your health.

    Some thing to consider.

    Have a look at our website. Feel free to join in discussions.

    Please ask if we can help and advise.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman


  • steve51steve51 Posts: 5,824Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Nic123

    Good Morning & Welcome 😃😃

    I am one of the Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    We are all here to over see the “Online Community”

    Yes I am in the same boat as you in regards to “get out & about”

    You will also find many members who have the same problems.

    Please please let me know if you need a hand getting around????

    @steve51 ;
  • Nic123Nic123 Posts: 8Member Listener
    Hi Steve, I will, yes Ive spoken to my doctor.I was just wondering if you have any tips on managing to get out. I tend to find it easier at quiet times, or with someone, but its not always possible, and I often feel a bit stranded. Not the best. I'd love to hear how people manage the fear of it really. Its v easy to become too anxious, and I don't need that! 
  • steve51steve51 Posts: 5,824Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Nic123

    I have over the past few years taken very very small journey’s  to my local shops.

    I still find that this is enough mind you.

    I would say that doing it in “small chunks” until you get “confident enough”

    Yes leaving it until it becomes “quite” is a good idea as well.

    I do hope that this is okay????

    @steve51 ;
  • Nic123Nic123 Posts: 8Member Listener
    Thanks Steve, small chunks to build confidence is deff! the way to go. Cheers
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