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TroubleMaker
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   Posted 1/7/2009 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone, long time no talk to.  Have a question for anyone.  I had a ruptured disc fixed last April.  Long story short.... I think that is might be trying to rupture again... is that possible????
Pain pain go away and never darken my door step again :)
 
 


straydog
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   Posted 1/7/2009 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Trouble ohh don't want to hear this. Did you have something happen to make you think this. What kind of surgery did you have, can't remember, but if it was a fusion, yes they can be torn loose. You would know on that one-they say that pain is unbearable. Susie


PAlady
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   Posted 1/7/2009 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Trouble,
I hate to say it but I think anything is possible when it comes to our spines. I had a double fusion last year but I think I'm starting to have problems at other levels.

Straydog asked some good questions. If it was just last April that's not even a year. Tell us a bit more - and maybe you need to set up an appt with your doc while you're at it.

PaLady

TroubleMaker
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   Posted 1/7/2009 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had problems for years, never knew what it was.  In 2005 it did a flip and then in 2007 it did it again and when I had an MRI finally the disc was blown.  The doctor didnt fuse it he just went in and cleaned it up and tacked it back together, for lack of a better way to say it.  Closed it up with 1 stitch and glued the insinion and sent me home.  It was out patient, and I was home by midnite.  I have no idea what I did to cause it to screw up.  That was in April and now I'm starting to get some of the same twingies (sp) again.  Just was wondering if anyone has had that happen.  My father in law is letting me borrow his thing that you hang upside down on and I'm gonna try that for a few day and see how that does.  It just get aggervating everytime I want to do something I'm hampered by my stinkin back.  To my knowledge I've not done anything, heck I can hardly keep the house picked up.  Before, if I leaned over my boss' desk I couldn't straighten up unless I used the wall.  Its not that bad yet but I walk out of his room still hunched over.
 
Well thanks for letting me vent.
 
Trouble
Pain pain go away and never darken my door step again :)
 
 


straydog
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   Posted 1/7/2009 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Trouble,
 
Man, stay off that inversion table until you are cleared by a physician. Those things can cause more harm than good. I do know a couple of people that own them, but they have nerve involvment in their backs going on, pinched nerves. Buddie of my husbands boungt one and hurt himself on it, so he made his back pain worse.
 
It sounds like you had a little microsurgery done. They are doing alot of that here in Texas. I am betting that disc has blown out again or more. What you need is to get to a dr and get an MRI done, then see whats going on in there. After the MRI you should be able to get ref to a either an orthopod or neurosurgeon. You may or may not be a surgical candidate, but it certainly warrants having an MRI done. Please, please don't treat yourself,lol. The bad thing about ever having a back problem is, once you have an injury to it you are predisposed to further injury. Believe it or not, all it takes is one simple movement the wrong way to blow a disc. One friend of mine was bending down to get clothes out of her dryer, another was lifting a gallon of milk out of the refrigerator and another just made the wrong movement. One of these gals was an adjuster for an ins company and she handled worker's comp claims. She said it gave her a real eye opener as to what some of her claimants were going thru having back problems, she ended up having surgery or not being able to walk. Its always better to be safe than sorry.
 
Who knows, maybe some good old conservative back care will fix you right up-but go see your dr. Hugs, Susie


PAlady
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   Posted 1/7/2009 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Trouble,
I have to say "ditto" to straydog's advice. I wouldn't do much of anything movement wise until you can talk to your doctor. And you may want to get a second opinion if surgery is involved. The microsurgeries sound great if they work, but once someone has "tinkered" with the area it's probably going to weaken something.

And even though you may have felt ok, the healing process might have taken longer than you realized. Please be careful!

PaLady

TroubleMaker
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   Posted 1/8/2009 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks everyone :)  I dont get to do too much as it is, LOL. I have an appointment with a new doctor in April.  Woo hoo finally got insurance through work so I might be able to get more done.  But since I had problems, I have to wait 1 year for prior problems :(, but at least I have some hope now.   I'm gonna take MRI's and x-rays to him and let him see what is going on so maybe we can baby it til he can dig in and start working on it.

Talk to yall soon

Trouble

 


Pain pain go away and never darken my door step again :)
 
 


straydog
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   Posted 1/8/2009 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Eric, you got that pre-existing condition hanging over your head with the new insurance , oh rats. Just not fair particularly, when such as your situation you really need to be seen now. I am at a loss here except to say stay off the inversion table, really, you could do so much harm unintentionally. Try some heat & ice, maybe get some Naproxen OTC and take it as easy as possible until you know what you are dealing with for sure.

Susie


TroubleMaker
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   Posted 1/8/2009 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   

I'm taking Naproxin now and have been for months... I'm on a heating pad prolly 12 to 18 hours a day. I know, I dont need to be that much but I'm up and down here at work and if it decides to be an ars I have something to help, cause I dont like takin pills at work.  So I take goodies, or something like that til I get home in the afternoon.  I did the inversion thing last nite, for a few minutes, but I cant tell any difference, hubby asked me this morning if I could and I told him not yet.  Hubbies father (who I got the thing from) is a re-tried doctor and he knows my back, seen the MRI's (doesn't get involved, because I don't ask, he does tell me stuff to try and not to try----I'm stubborn very stubborn, and I hate to ask him for help, when it comes to the point I have to I do and he does help), but, he just told me to do it for a few minutes a day and see, so thats what I'm gonna do.  I just wish there was a magic spell or pill that could make the pain go, this 24-7 pain is TOTALLY for the birds, and it wears ya down.  I can tell a big difference in myself in the past 5 years, before I would be like lets do this or that, now its like hmmmm I dont think I'll be able to last for the time it will take or I cant walk it.   Really makes life suck at times. 

 

Ok, thats enough pitty,  I'm gonna scoot and get back to work, ya'll have a great day and I'll check back in soon

 

Trouble :)


Pain pain go away and never darken my door step again :)
 
 

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