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Disc Prolapse

Also known as Prolapsed Disc, Slipped Disc

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  • L4 -L5 prolapse

    Five years ago I suffered a pop in back and ended up at doctors today after being told by surgeon three days ago there’s no cure and I’ve gotta stop working as carpenter. Quote him your spine discs are not good quite a few show they are  herniated. Doctor registering me as disabled. She sent if...

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  • Tens machine anyone one tried it?

    My physio has lent me a tens machine so far i havent really found it to help. I have herniated discs in my neck. Anyone else tried it. And if so at what setting thanks for your replies inadvance.

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  • Physio anyone find it helpful?

    I have 3 herniated discs in my neck. Has anyone one else found physio helpful. How much pain were you in afterwards. I literally wanted to die aftetwards it was unbearable. Did anyone else find it got easier and helpful.

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  • Herniated discs T8/9 and T11/12 with myelopathy

    I've been in chronic pain for nearly 2 years and finally mri shows disc herniation and compression of the spinal cord at T8/9 and degeneration and herniation at T11/T12. Has anyone had experience of thoracic spine herniations? From what I can gather they are fairly rare  

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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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  • Sequestrated Thoracic Disc T10 T11 for nearly 20 years !

    Hello Hoping to find others with with the same condition. I had a work accident in 1998 where an MRI scan revealed a sequestrated disc in my thoracic spine.  I was told by a spinal surgeon then that there was no surgery available to remove the disc due to the difficulty of the surgery and the possibility...

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  • Slipped disc

    On Thursday 14th September, that morning i was picking my 2yo daughter up when my back gave out on me, had to get a passer by to put her in her seat for me. I got in the car rang doctor's waited an hour for a call back. I was then was told i needed to ring an ambulance as i couldnt move and my...

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  • Can’t get relief from EXCRUCIATING pain caused by herniated disc.

    Six weeks ago my husband slipped at work and after numerous chiropractor and medical doctor visits they determined he herniated a disc in his lower back. We have tried what seems like absolutely everything for him to get relief from this pain, but the pain gets worse every day. He is not one to ever...

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  • in agony painkillers dont work prolapse disc

    hi just found this webiste tonight cant belive how many people are suffering everythibg i have read it is identical to what i have is really getting me down. Have tried every pain killer the only one i have not tried is morphine as the doctor woll not prescribe me this as it is addctive. I am taking...

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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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  • I CANT COPE MUCH LONGER..

    So ive recently posted about my disc prolapses of L2-L3 L3-L4 L4-L5. Ive had all the painkillers the doctors have said i can have. Recently been to A and E due to complete loss of feeling in my leg and the unbarebly pain. Ive been put on a gabapentin plan where every 3 days i have to up my milligram....

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  • please help me

    I have been suffering from disc radiation l4-l5 for three years. Can you help me What should i do I used all the medicines, I even completed the injection, I have taken physiotherapy for some time. However, I did not get any health or pain relief. My pain has gone to the finger, the toes can not walk...

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  • What to do next?!?

    Hi All, I have a prolapsed disc in the L4/L5 region, scoliosis and side effects of sciatica down both legs. I have seen chiropractors, Oestoeptahs, I have had steroid and epidural injections in my spine, I am on daily slow release morphine tablets, and I cannot walk for more that 10 minutes straight...

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  • Back pain returned after microdiscectony

    Hi all I had an L5 S1 microdiscectomy on the 17th June 2016 (10 weeks ago). I had a large hernia and leakage from the disc and had sciatica and weakness in my left calf muscle. After the op, at first my recovery was really good. Pretty much no back pain at all, and strength coming back steadily to my...

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  • update after my microdiscetomy

    Hi Had a micro-discectomy two weeks ago and wanted to give update on progress for those interested! Background.  Had a prolapse of disc nearer the base of the spine which resulted in the worst sciatic pain imaginable down left leg concentrating in hip area, behind knee and especially the ankle,...

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  • Neck c6-c7 disc bulge - keep the hope up for it repairing

    I want to share what happened to me so that it can give others that are going through something similar some hope.    When I was recovering from a neck injury I didn't see many positive outcomes in the chat and it can be disheartening.  I think there are lots of positive stories but...

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  • Anyone had same problem

    Hiya I had my back surgery 3 months ago after 10 months in pain with slipped disc. All is not to bad my back I feel am so uncomfortable and still can't sit for long . My problem is which is bit embarrassing is I only get nerve pain down me leg when I open my bowels .and stays like that for hours...

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  • Two slipped discs for almost 20 years from slip and fall

    Hi everyone! I'm here trying to find some answer for my husband. He had a slip and fall at work when he was 20. Went to court for it but he took the money instead of fought to get his medical bills paid for his injury.. anyways.. I'm now staring at him sleep on the couch this morning cause he...

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  • 3 months since operation

    Hi everyone , am 3 months since op and am not to bad . Get little bit of pain but feeling more uncomfortable especially in me back . I hardly have much leg pain only very slight. I know there was a few people that had a operation round the same time as me . So was wondering how everyone else is doing...

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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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  • Questions for the Nuerosurgeon?? Advice please

    Hi, I'm really looking for any tips from those of you who have had back surgery as to how to prepare best for my appointment. I have an appointment next week with a Nuerosurgeon and have had to go private as the NHS wait in my region is 42 weeks. I have collated and got together all the information...

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  • Sciatica nightmare

    My husband suffering with back pain now excruciating pain with sciatica Cannot take anti inflammatory so on a cocodomol, gabopentin ( 900g) Finally doc agreed to MRI 3 weeks ago awaiting results Got worse on hands & knees sent to hospital, wanted to send him home like that. Kept him overnight put...

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  • my prolapse experience

    I’ve been diagnosed with prolapsed disc very low down on my back, near the cocxys and the sciatica it’s giving me is horrendous.  Unable to sit down for more than a couple of minutes so either have to keep walking and walking or lay down flat on back, now into my 6th week.   Have to get...

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  • Bad News; what to do now?

    Hi, I'm finding it hard to process this and am feeling quite depressed. So I had my appointment with the Neurosurgeon and it was'nt ideal. I had to pay privately in order to get seen quicker, he was running really late and I had two small children to entertain in the waiting area. He was only...

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  • Servere leg pain

    Hi folks. Any advice on nerve leg pain, I'm 52 male and I used to walk 3 miles a day to keep fit and keep the blood pressure down, but now I cant hardly walk from the house to the car outside. I had a terrible back pain and leg pain last Christmas and finally had a MRI few months later and results...

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  • Bulging disc pain. Advice needed

    Hi. My operation is in 2 weeks to have 2 discs (c5/6) removed and replaced but the pain in the last 2 days as been horrific. No pain killers are touching it and I'm losing the will!!! Please help

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  • Chronic Back pain

      Hello I want to share with you this lifetime changing way for managing pains from disc prolapse, sciatica and spinal compression, a traction system for the entire spine called DETENSOR, it consists of a traction bed system and a therapy mat for intensive traction treatment. The traction bed system...

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  • Went physio not what I expected

    Went physio today and he felt down my back , and the middle of my back hurt so bad was untrue . See I thought I was doing really well . Well now he referred me to someone that bit more of a specialist in backs and will able to give me core exercises as he said that's what I need . Am sure he thinks...

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  • Herniated discs and A and E trip

    So after my recent post about my 3 herniated discs i sadly had to go to A and E today because i simply could not stand my pain anymore... after being seen and examined they told me they couldnt do anything untill i see my consultant and that they believe surgery is a must but im worried about the risks...

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  • Herniated Discs

    Hi guys... im 25 and in march i moved into my first place with my partner both working full time everything going great. After a few weeks i started experiencing back and at work some strange leg twitches.. went to see a doctor to be told ive pulled my back give it another 2 weeks or some. I knew it...

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  • HI NEW HERE! C Spine heinated discs unmangeable pain advice

    Most of my c spine C34567 is severely dengenrataed and 2 of my disca are herniated and i have bad compression at  c5 c6 c7 .I am in a lot of pain my symtoms were misdiagnosed for 3 years!!! found out in May this year, by this time pain unmangeable. You dont know what a relief it was to find out,...

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