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Thread: herniated discs...have you got em??

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    I was just told that the HIP issue I have been being treated for over the last year plus was NOT a hip issue at all...though since the Doc would never take xrays or have an MRI done how would she have known...fast forward to a NEW doc..would not even see me until I had xrays...did not like them so off for MRI...today I am told..worst case of 3 herniated discs he has ever seen...with multiple other issues causing nerve damages!

    Great....

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    OMG I feel bad for you. I was diagnosed over a year ago with disc issues (can't remember the technical term). I have periodic numbness and tingling in my left leg, but the pain has gone away. The doctor said at some point I will need surgery. I also have arthritis in my left hip. Isn't it fun getting old?!

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    I have a bulging disc. Very painful when acts up. Uncomfortable most of the time! Not enough "to need surgery" according to md. Therapy ineffective. Hope your surgeon can do something to help you

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    A lot of us have them! In fact they say MOST ppl have them. Stretch, try to stay in shape ( I'm still trying!) keep the core strong, walkm or swim for exercise, don't suffer in pAin needlessly !!! Also educate. Educate! It's ur body!!

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    Disc issues here too....two lowest are compressed and one presses on my sciatic nerve. YOu have my sympathy

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    I have 6 herniated discs in my upper back and neck. Chiropracter visits, regularly for 3 years, have helped me a lot, at least the pain and numbness in my hands are reduced to a level I can live with. I had an MRI which helped the Dr. to pinpoint the problems. Now I still do what I did before but more carefully and I've gotten new tools (like vacuum cleaner, lawn mower etc.) which are easier for me to use.

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    I have a couple of herniated discs that showed up on an MRI (along with arthritis and stenosis stuff I cannot even spell). Doctor sent me to a pain clinic that specializes in back and neck problems. They have specialized exercise machines to strengthen specific muscles. Doctor there told me that the best thing for my bad discs (no nerve damage) was exercise to strengthen the back muscles. Also told me that exercises are necessary to pump nourishment into discs, that the worst thing you can do is not move. Went to the pain clinic for workouts twice a week for 6 weeks or so; haven't had a problem since, and that was several years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opal Jane
    OMG I feel bad for you. I was diagnosed over a year ago with disc issues (can't remember the technical term). I have periodic numbness and tingling in my left leg, but the pain has gone away. The doctor said at some point I will need surgery. I also have arthritis in my left hip. Isn't it fun getting old?!
    HEY who is old??? I have only been 50 for 3 weeks! Yeah lots of arthritis in hip, but the discs are really bad! Dr wants me stay on pain meds, I chose NO...so it will be fun til they do the surgery...NOT...

    still plan on doing water walking daily and the stability ball work out...

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    my son has the same thing and only 19. after months of dealing with docs and physical therapy and epiderials we took him to a chiropractor and in three visits he is finally feeling better. He can actually do his job now. and no more pain in this leg

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    i know how you feel, have degen disc disease along with ruptured discs nerve dam all the stuff, getting a dorsal nerve stim put in hopefullly next week, went for the trial last week, got to the doc tomorrow to set up surgery app. I had to get off all those drugs i took every day. look into that at a pain magmt doctor, some people here have themimplanted already. what a difference it makes, no pain, no drugs pm me if you want info

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