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Disc Prolapse

Also known as Prolapsed Disc, Slipped Disc

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bulging discs and nothing is working to help the pain!

    I have 3 bulging discs. I am on gabapentin 4 tablets 3 times a day and at physio. The pain has moved and is now going down my right leg to my ankle and can't get any relief especially in a night time. My GP has referred me to a neuro surgeon (I think that's what they are called) and waiting...

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  • Don't regret having back surgery

    Well am 8 weeks since having my surgery and the improvement is so good I would say am 80 percent better then I was . I do get some nerve pain and pain in my back but not nothing like it was . Went to see physio yesterday and he said I got to start doing this now . His gave me stretches to do and said...

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  • Since my back problem I'm not the same.

    I am waiting for my MRI results and am off work with the problem. The thing is since the problem I don't drink! Not that I'm a heavy drinker but even a couple of pints with friends on a Saturday seem a mission. I'm not in pain now but alcohol don't taste the same, also I'm looking...

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  • Pain much worse lying down at night

    I have a significant disc extrusion at L4/5 which is causing me considerable pain in my lower back, right buttock and right calf. Sometimes the pain reverts to my left side. During the day I can cope using painkillers and walking but at night the pain is acute---once I get settled in bed initially it's...

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  • How long

    I had my operation just over 4 weeks ago , how long does it take for the nerve pain to recover. I have no pain in my back , just the nerve pain in my leg still in pain . I know recovery a slow process, I don't go back to hospital till the 12th July . So just thought I ask anyone that can give...

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  • Sorry more advice

    Well 5 weeks since operation , last week was having pain in me leg. Now last 2 days I have pain in me back . Yes I done little bit more round house but don't think I over done it . Yes done little bit of bending but not a lot . I just not sure what I can do now in way of doing things round the...

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  • Microdiscectomy surgery worked like a dream for me !! I ...

    Microdiscectomy surgery worked like a dream for me !! I am 26 years old and started with back pain in April 2005, and was initially diagnosed with sciatica. This was 7 weeks before my wedding. Not ideal at all, I was in vast amounts of pain, particularly down my right leg. I was left with a limp and...

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  • 4 surgeries still not fixed

    Hi, I'm 25 years old I had a microdisceptomy in 2013 L4/5. Seemed to fix the problem until June 2016. Since then in the last 6 months I've had 3 further disceptomys. I'm still having pains in my lower back and affecting my left leg, to the point where I can only do so much before been unable...

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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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  • Need advice on benifit plz

    I been off work awhile and just got a letter from my employer ssp1 ... I don't even know what to do never claimed in my life . Am 3 weeks since back operation , don't even know how long I be off for . Still getting slight pain in my leg . Just generally fed up , how long does it take for claim...

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  • Post microdiscectomy surgery muscle spasms

    Had straightforward (right side) L5/S1 microdiscectomy 10 Sep 2014, . Was a bit stiff and wound quite painful, but sciatic pain gone. Had a week feeling greatish (as well as can be expected!). However almost a week to the day of discharge woke up in early hours with excruciating cramp across muscles...

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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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