The never ending problems of a slipped disc!!..

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About 3months ago i wrote on here after suffering with my disc.. i had the epidural which i admit really helped for the few weeks after where i wasnt working.. i have had to give up my occupation in beauty therapy and have started a office 9-5 which unfortuantly has triggered everything off again.. can anyone else relate or suggest any advice!smile 

the hospital have refered me to physo which really isnt helping. i have started naproxin again as i dont know what to do... i dont want to carry on taking paracetomol/ibuprofen every day... and certainly do not want to be in pain.. im only 25!!!!

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    Can you work standing up leaning against a high chair? It s becoming more popular in America. When I am back to work I'll be ordering a high desk and high chair to work from.

    Is the disc sequestered( broken) and lying on the nerve? If it's a disc bulge, core strengthening will help, but not if you are going to sit down all day.

     

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      I think we need a bit more info from the results of your MRI scan and who examined the scan?

      Has a microdisectomy been discussed? 

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    Hi lindsay, sorry about your situation but i suggest you go part time for the next few months. As far as operations go, if you need one then you need one, however, your at an age when your disc will easily pop back in with the right care and attention. Once they operate your spine becomes weakened and the tear in your disc will never heal, ever because there is no blood supply to the disc. The surgeons may say 6 to 8 weeks recovery from a micro-d but you'll never be the same, i know people who are still off work 12 months' down the line from a so-called routine procedure. Give your body a chance despite the pain, any physio will tell you to stay away from the operating room if you  possibly can. I suggest walking and light stretching if you can and try to stay mobile, it's no quick fix as things can take months to settle down, so prepare your mind to take things slow and see how you go. All the best and keep us posted-keep yer chin up.
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      Sorry Joe I will have to disagree with you there. 

      Andy Murray had a microdisectomy last spring and he was in the Australian Tennis Open Final last month. MDs have a 90% success rate.

      Nerve pain is horrendous I had it for 5 months, injections just delay the inevitable and I am not convinced physio will release a sequestered disc. Although I am only 5 weeks post op I am glad I had it done. NHS will fob you offf because these ops are expensive.  

       

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      Hi Anglo, all th peeps who have micro-d's early in life will suffer later mate. that's why no-one is given a lifetime guarantee, even with a routine op like this one. It's an ok procedure for someone over 40 but not for a twenty something, good luck with your recovery keep us posted.
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      Joe Hi. I do agree with you. I took your approach and gone better in 2010 after 12 long months. I had the same problem in June 2014 and getting better as we speak with light walk, part time hours and doing my best to move around too. I will have an operation immediately if there was major concern with my leg pains or going in toilet. I am not 25 years old but 50 years old but I do agree with Joe completely. Carlo
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      Hey Carlo, i'm glad your getting better. Thing is, some of these consultants are operating way too fast on some of the younger end, some of them need better advice depending on their type of injury. Ithink the hardest thing for someone younger is for them to drop out of the rat race for a few months.
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    Lindsey hi. truly sorry to hear about your problem with the back and get an mri with a specialist opinion. after that if you can afford 70 pounds get also a second private opinion from a valid private specialist. all the best to you and give yourself some time to think through as you are only 25 years old. take care carlo
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    Unfortunately, there is no reverse switch on this problem; going forward is about how you manage yourself, whether you have an op or not. Good luck! but let us know what you decide.  

    It must be serious if you have had to change occupation.

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