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degenerative disc disease

Started by mary lou on 06/18/2010 12:02am

after having a mri done today, I discovered one of my disc is wearing thin. my doctor wants to do surgery on it. he said is will rupture at some point and that surgery is what I need. my question is why have surgery now and the disc is not ruptured?

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I know doctors like to say deteriating disc disease but I don't believe in that. We all have our discs degenerate at some point as we age, its a normal part of the aging process. If it isn't giving you any problems, I wouldn't worry about it. Just make sure you are drinking plenty of water and walking to give your spine optimum oxygen and blood supply. Greatest blessings to you.

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I know doctors like to say deteriating disc disease but I don't believe in that. We all have our discs degenerate at some point as we age, its a normal part of the aging process. If it isn't giving you any problems, I wouldn't worry about it. Just make sure you are drinking plenty of water and walking to give your spine optimum oxygen and blood supply. Greatest blessings to you.

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Sorry for the double post

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Why did you have the MRI? Were you having pain?

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Yes, good questions... Why did you had MRI and where are your pains?

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I would really be scared to have surgery on my back.....I have a bulging disk and have had it since 98" and it does give me alot of pain. I believe in degenerative disk disease. It has affected my whole spine and that is more painful than the bulging disk....Be careful about letting any dr work on your back. My dr told me that if they nick the wrong spot you can come out worser that what you can in with and you could become paraylsis for life....I do know some that has had the surgery and it was awful and not there pain is much worser.....And I do know some that had the surgery and are much better.. Just weight the facts for yourself and good luck......

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DDD is definitely a real thing. I'm 22 years old and have it along with spinal stenosis, arachnoiditis and 3 herniated discs (only one fixed as of right now because the others don't bother me too much). Basically all of my discs come up black on my MRI's. I've never had any serious trauma. I played rugby in college and used to body build, that's the only thing they could come up with that caused my problems. Have you tried all of the decompression methods/physical therapy to help it along? If it were me I wouldn't have surgery till I absolutely need it. What could he possibly do fuse it just because it's wearing thin? Does it cause you a lot of nerve pain?

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I hace cnaged doctors. I was told quickly I did not need surgery and there was no disc about to rupture. Praise God . Prayer works. I had a talk with Dr. Jesus.

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After getting another doctor's opinion he quickly told me that I did not need surgery. I didn't need the first surgery. Plus the other doctor told me I had a tumor in my upper back and showed it to me on he said, "your mri". I learned I did not have one at all. I am doing great. I have 2.5 years before I retire. This is something I am really looking forward to. The Spinei Universe has helped me a great deal. The people who respond to others are a big help.

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