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Hi, my grandfather is 71 years old and has arthritis in his lower back. He has recently had 3 steroid injections which were weeks apart. He has also had other injections in the past I beleive and has taken some scary strong drugs to help with his back pain. Sometimes they help him and other times nothing. His back is still killing him. He moves very slowly throughout the day. Sometimes just certain movements make him hurt. Even sitting can be painful or turning while sitting. He tries to stay active by doing chores around the house and in the yard like most elderly people. He is retired and lives off his pension. I worry about him though. I do not know the exact details of his problems but the doctor said that surgery was not necessary. He is however doing horrible on a day to day basis and his back always hurts. Even laying on his side in bed, getting on the bed sometimes results in him screaming in pain very loudly. Is this normal for arthritis? I fear he will get worse or immobile completely as he ages. Should I be worried about it? Thank you for any help and I wish you well!
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