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Sorry... I'm bored, laid up at home with a couple of bulged disks in my lower back trying to manage the pain. 馃槴
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Thanks!

You know! MRI has detected three bulged discs (two very bad) at the moment and it has been lower back and sciatica hell since Easter weekend! I am very fortunate to be able to WFH, however the hydromorphone and gabapentin are only doing so much. See a neurosurgeon on Monday. Keeping my fingers crossed!
My wife suffers from similar problems.
I hope you are able to overcome these 'painful' issues. . . .

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I鈥檓 truly sorry to hear Bruce! I wish this condition on no one!

I am painfully, er, I mean patiently waiting for Monday.

Thank you馃檹
When My wife's Sciatic nerve begins to irritate her, she does some exercises.
They really help her.

Has your doctor given you that info?
The exercises have a persons name (don't know the name) attached to them.

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Yes.. that was the starting point six months ago. Unfortunately physio and other conservative treatments have been unsuccessful, and I continue to suffer immensely. I'm not fond of invasive treatment or surgery, but this has gone on long enough.
I would be sure to talk to at least three doctors though, before surgery.
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That's fantastic that the exercises help her out, Bruce.
For me as well, a kineseologist worked out a plan to strengthen my core just using body weight, which in turn eventually stabilized the spine....allowing the larger outer muscles to relax and not tweak the spine's natural alignment.....the disc retracted and the sciatic wasn't sensitized anymore.
I agree surgery is a last option, but if all other avenues have been exhausted, you'll have to give it a shot.

That's some serious meds you're taking SaskV, I hope you find some relief soon.
Yes, I was very, very happy the exercises worked.

Before that they put her on some of the same
medications that SaskV is on.

That really changed her personality.

I was already blessed with a 'Post Menopausal' wife,
So that didn't go over big with me..;);)

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Back and neck problems are tough. I have two bulged disc in my neck from BBJ years ago and dealt with some sciatica and back spasms and migraines for several years. I fly 100000 miles+ per year for my job which didn't help. I use three things which has all but stopped my pain. I bought a Teeter FitSpine inversion table, several different foam rollers and started stretching everyday. Doing all three, everyday, has literally worked miracles. Don't think all of your problems are from the disc or the muscles around your spine. Everything is connected and most people's back issues are due to extremely tight glutes and hamstrings. Foam rolling then stretching your back, calves, glutes and hamstrings can make a huge improvement. I still fly over 100000 miles a year and I take zero medication.
I used to fly 100k to 150k per year.
I can't imagine flying that many miles with back issues..:eek:

Glad you got things sorted out. . .

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Good luck in finding a treatment that works for you. I spent a long time with back pain until one day the disk herniated. I couldn't lift my right foot and ended up dragging that leg. Surgery in three days as I was about to start a new job. Had one week for recovery and I started mt new job.
You take care now and please check in with us after the surgery. . . .

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Oops, I mixed my tenses. That was ten years ago. I woke up on a Thursday barely able to walk. Got into my PCP at lunch. Had MRI and saw surgeon on Friday then had surgery on Monday. The following Monday I flew to the D.C area to attend orientation for my new job at IBM. I wasn't aware that the medical community could work that fast. Still have lower back pain, but I'm able to put drag radials on my V so it's all good. Have had a couple of outpatient procedures since, all in lower back.
Glad to hear the good news, albeit 10-Years late..;);)

And like me, you're no young 'Chicken' anymore.

And when your our age, old, grey, wrinkled, etc., it's easy to get the younger crowd to help you out with the such things as the groceries at the store, put the shopping cart away for you after they help unload it. All you have to do is limp a little, groan a little..:giggle:

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