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Disc Prolapse

Also known as Prolapsed Disc, Slipped Disc

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Herniated discs no more PRP INJECTION

    Dr Stuart Kauffman of Philadelphia pa is not a doctor!!!!!! HES A SAVIOR!!!!!!!!!! Let’s start from the beginning...... Car accident 12/21/90 I was 21 year old driving 65mph and a drunk ran a red light at 45mph connecting at my drivers door.  I had brain trauma soft tissue lower back...

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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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  • exercise

    Problems with my spine cod Disk Prolapse L4-L5 I have been suffering for the past three years. What kind of exercise can be good if you can. How much can be recovered? And please be happy to tell you a little bit about the type of exercise.

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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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  • Lower back pain for 15 months

    After 6 months of increasing pain I saw GP - one I had not seen before.  I was told it was normal for a woman of my age to have some deterioration but refused to send me for x-ray or anything else as was told it showed nothing, gave me radiation and the only thing NICE advised was physiotherapy...

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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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  • 3 bulging discs in left side, but feeling pain in right!

    In September 2011 I was in a quad bike accident and I came off the bike at a high speed and landed on the right side of my back/hip with my friend land on top of me aswell. I had severe bruising and struggled walking for eight weeks later. My right side of my hip instantly became numb and I was put...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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