Not cfs/me stuff but any other medical isses can really slow us down even further so im after opinions and experience after i ramble abit of a speel. i have had lower back issues for probably a good 20 yrs and kept moving etc like they say, done physio and rehab exercises all that time but i suppose eventually something has to fall apart .I have severe facet joint arthritis in my lumbar spine and have had cortisone injections with some help but 1.5 years ago i had an ablation which is where they burn the nerve to the facet joint, this has worked well but pain has returned and i will be getting another soon. the doc i saw yesterday said that they normally last 3 years (maybe those cfs viruses make the nerves grow quicker so they can munch on them??, lol) and he said that normally the joint burns itself out by the time the nerve grows back. So what im looking at doing is try to maybe possibly grow more cartilage in this facet joint with nutrients etc, so when the nerve grows back next time, this joint will be in a hopefully better state of health and this will save me $$ on getting another ablation. I have used glucosamine in the past with some success but did stop using it as my pain progressively got worse. I will add glucosamine to my long list of supps. Now those that i havent used, hyaluronic acid which is suppose contain nutrients that is used to make cartilage. Another is celadrin which contains special fatty acids like myristate, myristoleate, laurate, oleate, palmitate, and palmitoleate with tapioca which suppose to help with inflammation, joint lubrication and cartilage growth. Then im looking into MSM which also helps with inflammation. chondrioton is in one of the formulas already mentioned. So by using these hopefully cartilage starts to recover for when the nerves grow back 2 yrs after the ablation and i can prolong the need to get another done so soon. So anyone had good success with hyaluronic acid or celedrin(similar to CMO) for osteo arthritis. cheers!!!