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hi

ive just had an mri scan it showed problems with 3 diisks

2 ruptured and 1 athritic

im scared have been unwell since last nov with it

can soneone tell me how serious it gets i cant sleep or walk far now

can it leave you paralased this may sound silly but it has crossed my mind

hope someone can help

also do you think i can get a disable badge for parking i really need one but am embarressed to apply

thanks for you time

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    smile hi oscar, are they in your lower back?, mine are in my neck so don't know about lower back problems.......sorry, what is the :doctor: going to do, ie; physio, surgery etc.. let the site know ok,

    as for a blue badge i think you may have to claim disability living allowance, put a claim in anyway, don't be ashamed, if you can't get about or walk far then you'll probably be entitled, they can only turn you down, but don't give up there, try again ok, i know from others on site just how painful the lower back discs can be, i know how people feel with neck p discs, but can only imagine what awful pain it is in your back! and your not alone ok, so ring and get a form today and just wait to see, no harm in trying eh!? let the site know how you get on, cos it may help someone else. anyway sorry wasn't much help, good luck and take care,

    mandy :biggrin:

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    hi again, sorry if you already bet DLA, and high mobility then you can get a blue badge from your local council mandy
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    thanks for replying

    at last theres people who understand the pain and discomfort of slipped disks in lower back

    im waiting to see a consultant my mri results were worrying

    il have to wait to see what they suggest

    just wondereing what the worst that can happen if i carry on having this pain

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    hi oscar i,ve not got the back problem but have prolapsed discs in my neck-at first the pain was excrusating, and way off 10, i would have cut my arm off had i had wire! i even asked for an anesthetic , but after about 3-4 mths the pain did ease, ok i,m far off perfect and still on meds for it but whether you get used to living with it, or just accept it i can get on with life , i cant work though or clean the house or mow the lawns and do my beloved gardening but this is what i have to be like for now til i get it sorted. hopefully i,ll be having my discectomy in the near future- myself and mandy(daisy-moo) are going to be having them about the same time . i symathise with your position but after a while you have to accept your limitations, and hopefully your pain will ease to a degree as well i wish you well, let us know how your doing gail
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    [quote:9b3dd3b09e=\"oscar\"]hi

    ive just had an mri scan it showed problems with 3 diisks

    2 ruptured and 1 athritic

    im scared have been unwell since last nov with it

    can soneone tell me how serious it gets i cant sleep or walk far now

    can it leave you paralased this may sound silly but it has crossed my mind

    hope someone can help

    also do you think i can get a disable badge for parking i really need one but am embarressed to apply

    thanks for you time[/quote:9b3dd3b09e]

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    sad hi \"still waiting\" we know all about that one! the wait can be terrible, but your not alone i,m sure everyone on the site sympathises with you, is the pain any better?did you find out about the parking thing? let us know how you get on it could be beneficial to someone. thanx gail
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    hi you can apply to your local council for a blue badge but only if you are getting the higher rate of mobilty of d.l.a . i applied it only takes about 2 weeks to get your badge it is very straight forward
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    hi i am juliana i have had back problems for over twelve years now scoliosis and have just been told i have a prolapsed disc i have had loads of treatment but nothing has worked i havebeen taking strong painkillers and the doctor hasjust given me tramerdole which did help but the sideaffects were bad.

    i have applied twice for dla and have been turnt down should i try again because it does knock your confidence knowing your in a bad way and cant get the helpand support you need any suggestions will be appreciated.

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    hi juliana. sorry there's a :thepost: for you under dla ok

    mandy

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    thanks everyone

    juast to let you know no news on dla or parking permit

    still in pain and waiting for appointment

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    sad hi oscar i know the waiting can be as painful as the condition, but hang in there. have you seen the consultant yet? i have applied for dla but dont suppose i,ll get it . not betting on it anyway what have you got to have wrong with you before you can claim these benefits- the medical proffesion now how painful and restricting these conditions can be! i need help with certain things and by getting these benefits will be able to pay someone to help dont like asking family all the time. i hope you hear soon and we,re always here for a chat your not on your own . gail :hug:
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    HI YA

    SORRY TO HERE ABOUT YOUR TROUBLE HOWEVER STAY STRONG THIS DOES HELP IVE BEEN WERE YOU ARE NOW AND IT DOES GET BETTER .AS FOR THE BLUE BADGE APPLY NOW TO YOUR COUNCIL IT ONLY TAKE 7-10 DAYS SEND 2 PASSPORT PHOTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION AND A CHQ FOR 2 POUND AND THAT WILL BE THAT ALSO I WOULD APPLY FOR D.L.A TODAY .YOU CAN DO BOTH OF THESE ON LINE .

    I HAVE APPLIED SOME TIME AGO I HAVE MY BLUE BADGE AND ON THE 1st SEPTEMBER HAD MY NEW CAR THROUGH MOTABILTY

    GOOD LUCK AND STAY INTOUCH WITH EVERY BODY ON HERE

    KIND RGARDS

    GARY

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    Hi Gary

    So sorry to hear that you have not managed to get your Blue Badge. It makes so much difference as you can imagine - being able to go to the cinema and shopping is just so much easier. Have you spoken with your GP? I know that it varies in different counties but in Hampshire where I live it was very straight forward and your doctor can fill out the form for you. It may also help you to stay in employment if you are still working as you will be able to park nearer and have employment rights under the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act.

    All you need to put on the form is that you cannot walk more than 50 yards at a time which seems to be the case with most of us. The discomfort felt in shops and crowded areas will also probably help your case. These are all real symptoms that define you as a disabled person even if you are a little reluctant to accept the label.

    We are all constantly being told that we have to live with our condition but hey lets have a little help from the spinal surgeons and physicians who are meeting us at their clinics at an alarmingly increasing rate. They need to educate GPs about the condition.

    Good luck and keep persisting

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    HI YA

    Lopes AND EVERY BODY ELSE

    JUST NOTICED YOUR POSTING Lopes ABOUT BLUE BADGE IT WAS OSCAR THAT WAS NEEDING TO APPLY FOR THE BADGE ,IVE HAVE IN FACT GOT MINE AND VERY USEFUL IT IS ,IT ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT WHEN YOU GET IT YOU ASK YOUR SELF HOW DID I EVERY MANAGE WITH OUT ,ANY WAY IAM GOING ON A BIT HERE JUST THOUGHT I WOULD PUT THE RECORD STRAIGHT.

    REGARDS

    GARY

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