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  • sandra00237 2

    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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  • sally32857 2

    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 to walk....

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  • katiehl1985 2

    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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  • sandra00237 2

    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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  • donna97909 3

    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 go threw...

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  • julie93078 2

    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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  • jim12346 2

    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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  • donna97909 3

    3 days since operation

    On a good note I have no pain in me leg at all that seems to of gone which is such a positive thing. The pain in me back I can't say is pleasant and trying get comfy is a mission on its own . Trying get the pain killers right helps , trying not to take them in less I really need them . Managed to...

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  • gemma42538 2

    Cramp in my calf after spinal surgery

    Hi all I'm 26 years old and almost 9 weeks ago I had surgery on my back to remove a prolapsed disc that was squashing my sciatic nerve. They also mentioned some bone removal. Before the surgery I had numbness in my left calf foot and toes. Ever since having the surgery I have some feeling back on my...

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  • Scotland disc 2

    4 weeks post op

    Hi everyone I haven't posted for some time but thought it was about time I posted an update - as you'll see from title I am now 4 weeks post op! For anyone who hasn't read my previous post here's a short recap: After years of back pain which I was always able to work through I was suddenly hit last...

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  • jackie22007 2

    Prolapsed disc L5S1 Pain unbearable

    hi I have had sciatica for 4-5 months and pain has been awful. Numb down leg and foot (left side). I have no ankle reflex and now lost some sensation in genital area and bottom. I was admitted to hospital last week and had MRI scan which shows prolapsed disc, however was advised I did not need emergency...

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  • donna97909 3

    Day of operation

    Well the day has finally arrived for my operation. After nearly 9 monthe of pain . And this week of the worse pain I ever been in . The time has come , am trying stay postive but I have to say I am petrified. The coming round from operation and not knowing what pain I be in , guess it just the unknown....

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  • aikironin 2

    Disc's of doom, honest advice from experience

    Hi all, I'm new member & would like to make some constructive supporting comments to any who have this most frustrating injury. Back ground:  I'm a member of L4/5 herniated disc club, & have been for over 24 years now. I was 23 when a scan showed the problem, too young at the time to risk surgery....

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  • elijah92473 1

    Slipped Disc L4/L5, L5-S1

    Hi there, My story: Had a slipped disc roughly 1 year ago from now (June 1st 2016) on the left side. The pain start kicking in right away and a very pain one. Oddly, the pain doesn't exist so much in my back? The pain came sharply in my left butt like at the Piriformis Muscle that area? So I couldn't...

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  • donna97909 3

    Surgery soon never been in so much pain

    Had a slipped disc for over 8 months , I went back to work with help of taking gabapetine. And it help the 4 hours I was at work . Well on Friday I think I done to much coz the pain I am I'd unbelievable. Went to urgent care on sat and they gave me morphine and said that I irratated it. I have never...

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  • michael05507 3

    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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  • james82082 3

    Round 2!

    So in January 2016 i had my microdisectomy. All went well. Due to the severity that my root nerve was crushed, i was told it would be a year before i know how i will be. After 6 months i began to get pain again. This has slowly gotten worse and in jan my GP agreed we should have an MRI scan as ive gone...

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  • don25191 3

    Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion

    I have just returned from seeing a surgeon at my hospital and he has decided to operate on my slipped disc using a new type of surgery called Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF). This involves keyhole surgery from both sides of the body and an implant is placed between the vertebrae. It is then held...

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  • tam43778 2

    Result of evoked potential test

    Hi I have suffered with tingling in my left foot for over a year and have associated heaviness and weakness with my left leg. I had an MRI which showed a disc prolapse at t6-7 and t9-10. I have had an EP test and received a letter today saying "cortical responses poorly defined bilaterally and this was...

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  • lynsey830109 2

    Prolapsed disc what next?

    I've suffered for the last 8 years (since I was pregnant with my youngest) with degenerative disc disorder, but after being a real idiot and doing too much diy I have ended up having two separate days in one hospital and two 4 day long stays. I have had to MRIs now this year but the last on I had was...

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  • mikefitz2185 2

    discectomy 22nd Dec

    Hi All, I had open discectomy on the 22nd of Dec although the leg pain and pins and needles have reduced, I used to be bad every day now it's just 3/4 days a week and tbh if the surgeon promised me this before the op I would of snapped his hand off, the problem I'm got still is a walk to one side like...

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  • barty321 2

    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 better after...

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  • kathleen65757 6

    Two bulging discs

    i know how it happened. I sneezed and felt like my back broke. I sneezed again and the same thing happened. This is not recent. It happened about two years ago. i tried three things: physiotherapy...the physio said she could fix it easily and it would take theee weeks i tried a Tens machine lastly, a...

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  • louise5027 3

    Advice on correct treatment

    I'll try to keep to keep this brief. Diagnosis prolapse L5/S1 having physio 3x week involving tens machine/ heat pads/shortwave therapy/ultrasound and mechanical vibration, along with medication. This all seems to be working so far. Today I had a manual massage that for want if a better word was agony....

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  • jackielmc 1

    Bulging disc C5C6

    Hi all, I am a newbie to this so bear with me, I have had 3 MRI scans since 2008, 1st one carried out as this was due to pain in right shoulder down my arm at first, was given Rx of diclofenac, told it was frozen shoulder. I then developed a stiff neck with some pain in right shoulder muscle. 2nd MRI...

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  • kaylzb16 1

    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 for an appointment....

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  • don25191 3

    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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  • donna97909 3

    Operation ahead advice please

    Well injection didn't work , went in gabatine for nerve pain which has helped me get on with some daily life .... went back to work 2 weeks ago and yes I struggled a lot and can't do anything when I get home as am in so much pain . Went hospital yesterday and the disc is still out , no point doing another...

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  • Guest M

    Slipped disc and Sciatica

    Im glad i found this site, I too have had problems with slipped disc and sciatica for nearly 3 years!!!! It all started in November 2004 woke up on a sunday am in excruating pain down my right leg. Husband took me to emergency doc and they gave me low dose valium and painkillers. I work in an office...

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  • Pauchuk 1

    Herniated disc..

    Hello. About 1.5 months ago I had a strong pain in nerve that comes from back to feet (sciatica). I did magnetic resonance and diagnosed - herniated disc 5mm.  2 weeks I was in pain, after that I found some stretching excersises that helped me.  I decided to visit professional doctor. He told me that...

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  • donna97909 3

    Well guess my road ahead is that little bit longer

    Well I had injection 2months back and I still had some nerve pain . So went to doctor and am on gabatine which helps a lot .... so I went back to work and done 3 shifts and am I feeling it from me back to down me leg . Also I went back to hospital and have got to have another mri scan as the consultant...

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  • Guest M

    pain seems worse now after epidural

    Diagnosed with 2 slipped discs and artheritis, april 2007, 2 weeks ago went in hosital and had epidural injection, the relef was instant, but alas now 2 weeks lata the pain seems to be worse, also skipped a period, which i have read is side effects from the injection, definatly not pregnant, thank god....

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  • sally32857 2

    Advice please

    Hi, I'm 25 years old and I've had my fourth L4/5 revision surgery last week 21/03/17. I was just wondering how long you wait until you start exercise e.g. Walking. I've been told to do minimum walking 5-10 mins a day for the first 3 weeks. I'm feeling great 6 days on, and I feel like I could do more...

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