After letting pain become part of her normal life, this local woman decided it was time to fight back, but she would need some help finding the core of the problem.
For the past 14 years, Christine Avella has worked as an office manager at Rhode Island Housing and handles anything and everything that comes her way “I’m constantly on my feet and putting out fires all day long” she laughed, “and I always try to help out where it's needed”.
When she's not rushing around at work, Christine loves to spend time with her family, read, go to church, take long walks every day, and spend her afternoons in the kitchen. But all of this became very difficult for Christine when she started having low back pain about 3 years ago.
Her pain started out as just an annoying part of having Osteoporosis, “but over time it became something that I thought I had to live with” Christine expressed.
Even though Christine was in constant pain, she wouldn’t let that ruin the time she spent with her family. Christine has 3 adult daughters and 5 grandkids of varying ages, and every week she tries to get a few of the younger kids over so they can enjoy a cooking day and make a dinner from scratch. The best part of her week is focusing on sharing these moments with her grandkids “I love teachi