Is it common for a person who has a herniated disc in one part of spine to.....

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hopeisreal
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   Posted 5/21/2008 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
...... have back problems in another part of the spine.
 
For example:
 
I have a herniated disc in my neck (T5-6) and two bulging discs (T3-4, T4-5).  This has been an issue for about a year....
 
Well--almost two weeks ago---I 'threw out' my lower back (awaiting lumbar MRI results).
 
So, I guess my question is:  Does having a problem in one part of your spine make you a candidate for other back issues?
 
I think it's weird that I have this neck problem---only to have a lower back issue going on now too?! 
 
My right arm goes numb alot--and now, my right leg gets numb--and sometimes my left foot?  What???!!!
 
Anyway---any advice you can give----is appreciated.........  :-)
 
Laurel

Muzz
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   Posted 5/21/2008 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Good advice from Gramps and he's not such a Pain.... devil I have 3 hern cervical discs and aot of lower back probs and I think that one freq follows another, as we do tend to try to "protect" an area by over using another. I find muscle relaxers to be quite helpful, esp at the end of a long day.

If pain could have cured us
we should long ago have been saved.


hopeisreal
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   Posted 5/21/2008 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Gramps--LOL---I meant "C"---not "T"---:) My heads spinning so fast from all that is going on with me!

OH--and I found out (via my MRI results)--I DO HAVE TWO HERNIATED DISCS in my Lumbar area----one is going out on the right side--one goes on on the left side--HENCE, the sciatic nerve pains----OY!!! So--- how can I rest and care for myself with three kids under the age of 9? OH--that's right! I can't! :( The saga continues!

Laurel

Muzz
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   Posted 5/21/2008 12:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, God bless u sweetie, I don't know how u do it! I am so grateful that my pain probs didn't happen til I was older and my kids grown. Having one of the little ones here for the day is my limit........ lol

If pain could have cured us
we should long ago have been saved.


ryand
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   Posted 5/21/2008 6:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Hope. Welcome to the forum. As you can see, the folks here are just wonderful.

I have had mid-back issues for six years now and this year ended up in the hospital with the low back. The doctors said my low back just got worn out from compensating for the rest of the back all those years. So...I can relate. (well, I don't have kids, so maybe I can't completely relate...) tongue

I was glad to hear you had an MRI - that means you have a doctor checking things out. Hopefully it will just be a temporary issue for you and will resolve quickly. I hope you have a "significant other" to help wrangle the kiddies at least for a little while each day! Best of luck.

Ry



BTW, Gramps...You've just described exactly what makes you the BEST Grandpa EVER for your grand-kiddies! yeah My biggest wish for every child is to have someone love them that much. (in my line of work, I see far too many kids who don't get loved enough. nono ) So you just keep on spoiling your little ones!

Muzz
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   Posted 5/21/2008 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Gramps, I surely do hear that! Our 2 lil ones are 1 and 2, one by each son. Adaline 2 and Brogan 1 and they are my sunshine. He is so big, about 24 lbs and Pappy does the lifting of him, altho he gets around very well now by crawling and learned to walk!! lol I am actually energized by them. We usually have one of them one day a week each, occ both on one day. We have older ones also, 13 all together. :-) Hubby was married before and has 5 kids and their kids are my grands. The oldest grand is 31 and hubby and I have been together for 35 yrs so they have always known me as a grandma. We even have a great-grandson 3 days older than Brogan! We don't see much of him as they live a bit far away. We would have 17 but we lost a grandson in 96 to an accident, he was 13 and our oldest son and his wife lost triplets on 05, born premature.
Those grandkids make life worth living. Our DR looks like a day care center, kids table and chairs, books, toys, high chair, the works. When they come to Grammy's, we have it all, they don't even have to bring a diaper, we keep a good stock :-)
The only real downside is that I tend to over-do with them and of course, pay the next day, but it's sooooo worth it, as u know!
ryand, I hate the thought of a child not being loved but oh, I know how prevalent it is. If u don't mind my asking, what is your line of work?

If pain could have cured us
we should long ago have been saved.

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