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Disc Prolapse

Also known as Prolapsed Disc, Slipped Disc

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  • Waiting list microdisectomy

    Morning. I went to see a nuerosurgeon yesterday at Charing Cross hospital London who has put me on the waiting list for microdiscetomy. Can anyone advise of waiting list times please? 

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  • Nuga Best, Has Anyone here Tried

    I have been having some lower back pains for a year and two months now.  An MRI indicated herniated disc L4 and L5.  I have tried everything non surgical like epidurals, hydro therapy, back strengthening exercises but still nothing doing.  I ahve also consulted three different doctors,...

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  • gone AGAIN!

    hi, i had a discectomy about 14 years ago. about 5 years ago the disc above went. it came out once a year and then twice each year when i say 'came out' i mean falling to the floor and not being able to walk sometimes for a couple weeks and sometimes a good few months, last december (rd) it decided...

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  • Back muscles seem to be fragile / vulnerable after prolaspe

    Everything I read about lumbar disc prolapse talk about back pain and sciatica.  After L4, L5, S1 prolapses 9 months ago, I have a little sciatica and a little pain in the spinal region, but my main problem is that muscles all over my back are very prone to strains.  Any new activity, even...

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  • Epidural Steroid Injection

    Just comparing notes to others’ experience with my situation. Would appreciate anyone who could weigh in. I pulled my back lifting a neuro patient 7 months ago. I finally had my MRI two months ago for suspected L5S1 herniation after failed PT and no relief from any med (I used mostly NSAIDS, but I also...

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  • Disc bulge between c6 and c7

    Hi, i'm new here, first post. November 2015 i felt something go in my upper back/bottom of neck.Wasn't exactly a pain feeling but more like a weird shiver but i knew immediately it was something very very wrong and srious.Neck stiffened up immediately.I'd had a heavy bag on my shoulder.After...

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  • Here I am again asking for advice

    Last week I pulled muscle in me back and couldn't walk and was laid up in bed for 3 days . Went doctors today and they told me when looking at my notes that I have now t11 t12 as well as t1. There telling me that I may never have any problems with these disc . The pain am getting there saying is...

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  • Doctor won't send me for an MRI. Is this usual?

    Hi, I hope what I'm about to write makes sense, it's a long story and I'm on strong pain medication at the moment!!! I had back problems a few years ago. I was in agony after a sneeze! The doctor said it was a buldging disc and a gave me Tramadol and Prozac and I had some physio and it was...

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  • solution

    I have been suffering from disc prolapse El4-5 for a long 4 years, how many benefits can I take in playing sulfasalazin 500mg long? What side effects can it be. And if anyone knows about this rules of food.

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  • Well am in bit of trouble here

    Got up yesterday morning and got pain in lower back . I went to work dine me shift walked out there and cried the pain terrible, I can't hardly walk now had to have help getting off sofa . I went doctors coz was worried that the disc has reherniated. After nearly a year since op I haven't felt...

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  • 3 years post micro-discectomy - pins and needles

    I had successful surgery to removed a protruding disc at L5/S1 almost 3 years ago.  I have had the occasional spurt of sciatic pain since but nothing to worry about.  I've noticed recently that occasionally my walking has been a bit odd - my left leg feels heavy and my foot slams down onto...

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  • Will this be it now

    Wrote in here before and found it very helpfull. I had my back operation nearly a year ago. I had a discectomy on my lower back L5 I do believe, I have gone back to work for over 5 months now and I have got a lot better mybe 75percent . But I struggle with work I do a 4 hour shift and I cannot do...

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  • Recently diagnosed with DDD

    Hello I really hope someone on this Forum can help me... in June of 2017 on a Saturday  I was in a car accident (Not my fault) I was taken to the ER cause I was hurt the day after my accident I started having pain at the base of my scull... my mom who’s a nurse said it was probably Whiplash I went...

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  • Do l need spinal fusion??

    If there are any medical professionals out there l would appreciate your input.l am a 51year old man.l have been hgv mechanic for 15 years.Then after that have been a class 1 hgv driver.l had a Microdiscectomy on L5/S1 then l went back to work but 12 months later l ended up having a revisional discectomy...

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  • Excruciating lower back pain

    I have 2 herniated discs. My L4-L5 and L5-S1, due to this i get numbness and sciatica down my left leg and currently awaiting discectomy surgery. I have only ever had thoracic back pain but this was due to posture and was managed easily with medication. Yesterday i suddenly got excruciating lower back...

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  • cervicothoracic mri scan

    Hi guys           just a quick one ... i had a mri scan at my local hospital approx 2 years ago which showed a suggested disc herniation at T6/T7 however my gp told me these were only axial images which essentially mean "from one side "        ...

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  • L4 L5 Decompression Discectomy Success Story

    Hi, I am writing this post in response to the hundreds of horror stories that I have read on these many forums. I am a 36 year old mate who had a L4 L5 decompression discectomy 4 weeks to the day. A bit about me then, as I said I am a 36 year old male, 6 foot 2 and althletic build. I have served in...

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  • L4/L5 Lumbar Disc Protrusion

    Hi, about 3 years ago I was disgnosed with L4 & L5 prolapsed discs which were crushing the Sciatic nerve, causing such pain that I ended up on crutches for about 2 months, finally losing strength in my foot. The specialist eventually decided that I needed injections into the spine, one  a nerve...

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  • Lumbar Spine MRI

    I'm not getting results until the end of the month due to some other testing and scheduling, so I am nervous. Did this photo of my spine look normal? Sorry for the crap quality. Moderator comment:I have deleted the links to the images as they went to a site unsuitable for inclusion in the forums....

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  • Epidural steroid injection after pain - help!!

    Hi there, Looking for some help and reassurance if anyone has had a similar experience. I’m 36 and been suffering with back pain for about 8 months, had various scans and all they could tell me was a slight disc bulge at l5 s1.  The pain was very annoying so doctor said I could have epidural steroid...

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  • Epidural steroid injection after pain - help!!

    Hi there, Looking for some help and reassurance if anyone has had a similar experience. I’m 36 and been suffering with back pain for about 8 months, had various scans and all they could tell me was a slight disc bulge at l5 s1.  The pain was very annoying so doctor said I could have epidural steroid...

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  • Discectimy 2 years ago. Sciatica back with a vengeance

    I had surgery in Sept 2015.  Back been great only the odd twinge. However I am back to square one. For past  6?weeks I’ve been in agony.  Pain in left leg and foot unbearable. Also pain in my right buttock, hip and top leg.  Back on medication gabaphentin, naproxen and co-codomol....

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  • Microdiscectomy nearly 3 years ago, pain is back

    Hi, so as the title states...I had a microdiscectomy for a prolapsed disc L5 ( I think it was) I had another disc either below or above that one which was slightly bulging but not enough for it to be removed. However, I know have back ache just to the right of my scar and sometimes the sciatic symptoms...

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  • Disability rights on pip for prolapsed discs

    My wife has a 2 prolapsed discs which we have been told are degenerative she is on pip and has just had an esa appeal turned down because they judged she is fit for work. She is in constant pain and is on the highest dose of morphine and pregablin as well as shortec as a top up. We don't know what...

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  • Prolapse surgery

    I had prolapse surgery two weeks ago. Still very smelly discharge. For how lon* it will last,i had hysterectomie surgery few years ago but after this one recovery looks more complicated and painful.pain 24/7 .just 24 hr i am without painkilllers but worried about this brownish smelly dischard.Mayby surgery...

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  • L5 S1 disc herniation

    I m 27 year old , i have been diagnosed with disc protusion at L5 S1 one year back. I felt unbearable pain in my left buttock and later during examination by mri scan , i had a disc protusion at L5 S1, i have been prescribed nerve relaxant and pain killer , pain slowly fades away in two week. Since...

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  • I'm Suffering like in a hell, 37 years

    Past one year i had little numbness in my left knee area where i kept a side and not considered as big issue. Before that i had back pain, time to time and got rid of it by local treatments. But in December 2017 i got severe back pain and got admited, there with MRI scan it's revealed that i have...

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  • Degenerative disc disease(DDD) L3/4/5 - so much pain

    Hi. I have had an MRI which has shown DDD on 3 discs. I have now had this lower back pain for 12 months. I have had acupuncture/chiro/steroid & epidural injections and nothing has helped with the pain. This is all alongside medication. An Orthopedic consultant has said it is not operable as it involves...

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  • Alternative therapies to avoid surgery

    Welcome to hell.....MRI results show a herniated disc in my L5S1 with nerve root imgingment and disc degeneration sciatica right side right leg last November.  Since then and even before I had the MRI results I had been going to see the my GP, Chriopractor, acupuncturist and massage just to cope,...

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  • I am so heart broken I don't know what to do with my life

    I had a back operation 8 months ago. And even though most of it was a success I still have some nerve pain and me leg feels so tight . I had another mri scan 2 weeks ago and got results yesterday . Now this is were am heartbroken , I have another disc out which is T1 consultant said he be very weary...

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  • Shock treatment for sciatica

    Has anyone had this treatment. I was told by my Dr that it was v painful but I haven't been told what the results could be. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • Operation at last

    After 10 months agonising sciatica this is Day 2 after microdiscetomy, walking without crutches and managing stairs, coming home today.

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