I have had neurological symptoms for 13 years and finally I am getting around to having an MRI and hence a diagnosis. The neurologist I saw recently told me that, in his opinion, the probability that I have MS is around 80%.
I have used hiking poles a lot for walking in the hills and, more recently, around town. They help me enormously, as my lateral stability isn’t fantastic.
The problem I have presently is in the office: When I stand up after sitting, even for a very short time, my lower back is very stiff. It helps just to stand still for a moment, but sometimes walking just to the printer seems like a challenge. Using hiking poles in the office doesn’t seem like a great solution… Does anyone have any ideas? I thought a cane might help, e.g. one of those Leki Wanderfreund ones. This might be a little more unobtrusive than hiking poles and I’d have a hand free to open doors etc.
Any tips, ideas or similar experiences would be of interest to me - thank you!