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any good news out there????

Started by bellacas on 04/26/2010 10:39am

Hello, I am a 32 year old active mother of 2. About six weeks ago I was training for a 10k race when I got on a treadmill one morning and could barely get off of the thing. I thought that I had hurt my knee. After a couple of days, the pain traveled to my left hip and I just felt as if my hips were out of line. I went to a chiropractor who did an x-ray and ultrasound on my back and hips. He said my pain was actually from my back and I had a bulging disc on my L5 s1 and he starting doing adjustments on me, traction, PEMF, inversion, vibration therepy, basically, the works. I began feeling much worse and starting having a lot of pain in my lower back (I had NEVER had back pain before this) After about the 10th adjustment, my left leg started becoming numb and weak. Well this freaked me out so I did not go back!! That was a couple weeks ago and I am still suffering from the weakness and lower back ache. I have made an appointment with an orthapedist and I am nervous about it after reading many of the horror stories on here. I am afraid that I will be like this forever!!!

I just wondered if there was anyone out there with a success story that did not involve multiple failed surgeries b/c surgery is not really an option for me as I have to care for 2 young children and I live far from family!!

Also what are some suggestions of thing that I should do/should not do??

Thanks

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Hello,

For some reason I just cant trust chiros! I have had bad experiences they just want to partner with lawyers and treat the invisible injuries ( easy cash) car accidents etc!!!!!!!

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I'm sorry u had an unpleasant experience with ur chiropractor. I did my research, went to one who opracticed The Pettibon System which is a full spine reguvenation program and decompression therapy. I enjoyed my experience and it was very benefical for me!!! Greatest blessings to u:)

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Opractice? I will sure check that !!! Thanks!

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Sorry about your pain. I am 29- active and healthy, just did a triathlon this week, actually.

I've been suffering from pain, headaches, numbness in my left thumb, pain in shoulder and left arm. It's gotten worse. Yours is lower body, but still disk bulge (or herniation).

I just got back from my orthopedic doctor a few hours ago, who diagnosed an MRI saying that I had a herniated disk in my cervical spine (neck area). I am way to young for this.

I first went to a chiropractor b/c of a health fair at work (I'm a 2nd grade teacher) and their little test said that I had a lot of tension in my neck.

So, the chiro took xrays and suggested therapy. They didn't take my insurance and I was advised by my step-dad who is a doctor to go to an orthopedic doctor.

The orthopedist referred me to get an MRI. I got the results. An xray cannot read everything.

So, I say go to an orthopedic doctor for sure. They might say to get an MRI. Then you can do physical therapy and whatever.

Now I have to get this home neck brace thing to wear for 20 min a day and get injections.

Sucks. I still have so many questions. That's why I got on here.

Good luck. At least an MRI can get you answers. Hopefully it's not bad.

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My Mri shows severe central canal stenosis and moderate bilateral neural foraminal narrowing, a previous renal ct shows bilateral femoral acetabular impingement syndrome in addition last but not least I had a bells palsy... I am looking for a 2&3 rd opinions , I am sorry to hear about your issues it really sucks ! At 29,, but you have age on ur side hope you find a good Dr. I am lucky to be in Miami we have world class med facilities and Excelent Dr's I just have to find the right one. On the meantime I will concentrate in lossing some weight To reduce the pressure 10 pounds maybe not much but enough to get in my ideal weight and I will keep riding my bike.... My sanity is a 56cm cannondale system six with DA 7900 :-)

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My Mri shows severe central canal stenosis and moderate bilateral neural foraminal narrowing, a previous renal ct shows bilateral femoral acetabular impingement syndrome in addition last but not least I had a bells palsy... I am looking for a 2&3 rd opinions , I am sorry to hear about your issues it really sucks ! At 29 bub you have age on ur side hope you find a good Dr. I am lucky to be in Miami we have world class med facilities and Excelent Dr's I just have to find the right one. On the meantime I will concentrate in lossing some weight To reduce the pressure 10 pounds maybe not much but enough to get in my ideal weight and I will keep riding my bike.... My sanity is a 56cm cannondale system six with DA 7900 :-)

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I don't have your problem exactly , but please go online to Laser Spine Institute.com....see if you can get help there. I have a cyst that is growing inside my spinal column lower lumbar 3rd and 4th disc...I can hardly walk either getting weaker by the days...I fall suddenly because my knees just give out...open back surgery was my Orthpedics answer..I don't think so, I have a 12 yr old at home last of my 6 children. After much research I found the L.S.I.Institute....they are amazing..planning on having my procedure done somewhere around July 2010...it takes 5 days...or maybe 6 weeks to heal ..check in out and God Bless you..Char

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Age on my side? I don't know- I look at it as the younger I am, the longer I have for my condition to get worse and worse. Still learning about this. I don't want to have surgery, a scar on my neck, and life problems. I wish it could just go away. Sorry about everything they've found on the MRI. Good thing you have good doctors. I like my doctor.

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Hi bellacas and all those following this thread.
I have degenerative spinal arthritis and chronic low back pain for about 25 years, so I really know what you are feeling. I was prescribed traction and for the two hours of treatment and two hours after, felt great. The problem was that the treatment required I be stationary and inactive, a tough thing to do when you are self employed and trying to make a living. Anyway, making a long story short, I innovated a device that offers "ambulatory spinal unloading". The device is the Trekke Lumbar Lift, which is soft, supple and can be worn comfortably all day, through any and all normal daily routines, running, horseback riding, golf etc, etc. I want to say straight off that I stand to benefit by anybody purchasing the device, but I truly believe many will find relief with it and since I do know what that relief feels like, I am OK with putting it out there.

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GREAT HOPE IS HERE! I run ultramarathons in the mountains and so giving up my active life is not an option. I struggled with pain from L5-S1 extrusion for 4 years before I finally had a microdiscectomy. You can read my whole story at my blog lumbardiscsurgery.blogspot.com, but the short of it is I had the surgery Wednesday morning and it is now Sunday afternoon and I feel almost normal. It feels like I have a mild sunburn on my lowerback, but the sciatic pain is GONE! As in completely, completely gone and I am 100% pain free! Good luck and contact me if you have any questions.

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