I am wondering how many of us are a little older. Have you improved or gotten worse over time? I am 66 and have had this condition for about thirty years. The pain has changed from time to time over the years, it is worse now and more constant. But I am in better shape re. exercise, diet, suppliments, etc. I have pretty good muscle strength and endurance and no longer need a cane. Strange how I am worse and better at the same time. How about you? I am hoping things ease up as time goes on. Love to all the grannies and granpas out there.