After my back operation the doctor told me I'd never get out of the wheelchair (ruptured 3 discs stacking pork loin boxes). 2 years later I walked in his office and handed him my cane, which I used after the crutches that I got up on out of the wheelchair. With only a few regressions and a few weeks in the wheelchair now and then, I've been up and ambulatory ever since. Massive arthritic inflammation has been the problem.
However, the ONLY thing that's gotten me upright and walking is Chiropractic. I've tried all the orthopaedic venues, treatments and therapies, yoga, zen, acupuncture, you name it. Nada. But, a good chiropractor that can realign the spine correctly - priceless! Dr. Chris Michlin, a friend of mine, states it like this (off his latest Facebook contribution): "... I am happily in awe of the body's power to heal. The benefit of chiropractic is the removal of interference between the brain and body. This is TRUE healthcare!"
Look him up on Facebook, he has a great webpage and is always glad to impart information. http://www.backtohealthtexas.com
Hope you feel better Ron! Didn't mean to wax prolific on the above, but I'd be flat on my back now if it weren't for chiropractic!