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    Greetings Doctor –
    I have been having low back pain now for over 10 years without understanding whats going on. I am 37 year old male. I first thought it was adrenal fatigue and it might have been associated with that because I am not as fatigued as I was. Sometimes I noice that sugary foods increase the pain and tightness in my back. And upon waking up I have lots of pain. As I walk around it gets less. But prolonged standing or sitting irritates it. I have found relief from Devil’s Claw herb. I then thought it could be a digestive issue so I started taking lots of probiotics with slight relief. Had a blood test b12 was low. Had xray neurologist diagnosed me with spondylolisthesis. Been thinking it could be some type of virus/bacteria/fungus pathogenic infection. Been trying to lower the inflamation with devil’s claw, clay, probiotics, chiropractor visits, tumeric. Any advice? could we do a phone consulatation or maybe i can visit u? I am in miami florida.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Based upon you brief description of your disorder, the back pain most likely is caused by the spondylolisthesis. You are very focused on nutritional treatment for this disorder but as I have stated before, the disc is relatively avascular and fractures (if isthmic) are not affected by good nutrition. Fractures are however influenced negatively by poor nutrition (diabetes, alcoholism, starvation).

    I would assume by your focus on nutrition that your food intake is good.

    This is most likely a mechanical problem of the spine and you would be better focused on rehabilitation than on supplements.

    Dr. Corenman

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