hi im 16 and my mom 47 was diagnosed with rheumotoid arthritis. she was diagnosed around 20 years ago . she also has a dislocated disk. i was just asking what i can do for my mother that can help at least with her back . any suggestions i secretly hired a masseuse that comes and massages her 2 times a week she thinks its from a company that had a contest and she won 1 years worth of massages . just asking she refuses to go to the doctors incase they find something else.can anybody help me ??
Wow, what a wonderful son to do what you have done for your mom.
I'm sure that the massages are helping to ease some of her pain.
On the other hand, how was your mother diagnosed with a dislocated disc?
I understand your mother's fear of going to doctors, but there really isn't anything you can do to help your mother with her back, other than encourage her to seek medical care, diagnosis and treatment plan with a spine surgeon.
She really needs to see either an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in spines or a neurosurgeon that specializes in spines only.
Once she has been evaluated and properly diagnosed, then a treatment plan can be put together for her to help ease her back pain.
Don't be afraid and think that spine surgeons are used only for spine surgery.
It is spine surgeons that are the specialists in spines and diagnose and treat spine problems.
Surgery is the last resort and there are many conservative treatments that may be able to help your mother that do not entail surgery.
But, without a spine specialists diagnosis and treatment plan, there is nothing more that you can do to help her, other than try and make her see that she needs to see a spine surgeon.