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jabara777
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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/21/2009 3:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi
 
i am new
i have L2/3,L3/4,L4/5  discs are hypointense protruded posteriorly causing mild-moderate pressure effect upon the thecal sac and cauda equina
intact nerve roots
the conus medullaris is normal
i am 53 male civil engineer
any advice for help i will appreciate
i want exercises to make my back flexible
warm regards
Hadi
 

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 2/21/2009 4:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi jab and welcome to HW. sounds like you are in quite a bit of pain.....and that is just a horrible thing to deal with. Have you spoken with a doctor regarding your back? If so what does he/she think? Since I am not a doctor or claim to even play one on TV I can't give you any advice medically anyway. I can only say that there are many options open to you and don't jump at the first surgeon that wants to operate.

Maybe others have some thoughts as well. Again welcome and please continue to post so we know how you are doing.

Warm regards

Scarred
What doesn't kill us only makes us fight back harder! :P


Lindaloo
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   Posted 2/21/2009 11:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Scarred. Contact a doctor who can refer you out for physical therapy. There, they will teach you stabilizing exercises and treat you for pain as well. Don't hesitate to seek this modality of treatment. It works.

Have a low pain day and good luck!

Lindaloo
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Lindaloo
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   Posted 2/21/2009 11:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Scarred. Contact a doctor who can refer you out for physical therapy. There, they will teach you stabilizing exercises and treat you for pain as well. Don't hesitate to seek this modality of treatment. It works.

Have a low pain day and good luck!

Lindaloo
Moderator Chronic Pain
 
Believe in yourself.  Be kind to fellow humans and animals.  Take time to smell the flowers and the coffee.
And by all means, when you are down, ask me for help.  I will be there.
 
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Chartreux
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   Posted 2/22/2009 11:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Physical Therapy like the others say can help, it helps me, but you want one that
won't push you too hard, and that uses ultra sound as well.
Well wishes in finding a good physical therapist..
Soft hugz and keep us posted
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jabara777
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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/28/2009 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi
Thanks for your reply
i am from iraq and i discuss with my doctor , he said that i have no need for drugs, no need physical therapy
i just need to walk 10 minutes daily and playing simple exercises, he not tell me which exercise
i do some simple exercises at my home cause no specialist in phesical therapy at my city
i have fix bike but i must ask my doctor if it is good for me
he ask me to swim but we have no swiming hall
warm regards
Hadi

Chartreux
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   Posted 2/28/2009 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Look into getting a recumbent bike, it keeps the pressure off the back and you can find
them on-line through a google search, the walking can help..Do a google search on exercises
for the lower back and try some of those, maybe look into finding a different doctor if you
can, as Physical Therapy can help....
Good Luck to you...
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jabara777
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 3/30/2009 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi

i am good now and thanks for your help and advice

now i just feel need flexibility for my lumbar area, it is stiff little

i am 53 old now

warm regards

Hadi


mrsm123
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   Posted 3/30/2009 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   

Welcome Hadi,

You said that the thecal sac and the cauda equina nerve roots are being compressed? If that is so, you need to be very, very careful so that the nerve rootlets are not damaged by the compression/pressure on them.

Cauda Equina in the states is surgical emergency so to prevent permanent damage to the body's lower nerves and bladder and bowels. Has your surgeon made any suggestions about surgery to prevent any further damage? Do you have any problems with your bladder or bowels at this time? Spreading numbness?

Sandi


PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.

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