New 'back rebuider' on the block

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nidan
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New 'back rebuider' on the block

Post by nidan » Thu May 06, 2010 6:46 pm

So sorry i posted this originally in the wrong thread (DRX3000 i think)...here is where it should belong i think...many thx:

Dean and Others,
I have just downloaded the ebook for back-pain. 53 years old, fit, correct weight, judo instructor (hobby...not business), cycle everyday 11km to work and same back. eat nutritious foods etc etc. onset of lower back pain 5 months ago. then over a couple of weeks back pain disappeared and sciatic pain started. within 1 month it has become debilitating. diagnosed as stenosis L4/5 with 2 bulges L2/3. cycling is almost pain free. slouching is pain free...standing straight and walking straight and even lying straight causes pain. it would seem that the stenosis is therefore responsible (ur comments pls), in the main, for the pain. Right side pain is 3-4 times the level of left side. Have u any suggestions on how to use the book for my condition...anything to avoid..or anything to concentrate on?. many thx for ur contribution...good work...truly...wish me luck. For the record i tried 1 visit with a Chiro...a judo friend of mine...he was dissapointed from his treatment and immediately suggested that he does not think it will help my condition...ditto for another judo friend who is a physiotherapist ..my friends are very honest ....if u can't trust a fellow judoka who can u trust?...my doc is trying to get me in to see a neuro surgeon asap with a cortisone shot as a first suggestion (any comments on that pls?).
anti inflams are usless even at dangerously high doses...on codiene now as a pain blocker...just to get some relief. crawling around the apartment now...1st week off work at the moment...all help appreciated...

Dean[/quote]
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neal
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Post by neal » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:33 pm

nidan---hope you get some relief. The shots do help, at least for a little while. Good luck, I'll follow your postings.

nidan
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3 weeks post op following surgical decompression of the L5 n

Post by nidan » Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:16 pm

neal wrote:nidan---hope you get some relief. The shots do help, at least for a little while. Good luck, I'll follow your postings.
Thx for that. Well, the neuro surgeon and a 2nd opinion by a non-surgeon specialist both recommended immediate surgical decompression otherwise permanent nerve damage was a distinct possibility. i am now 3 weeks post-op...i can stand up straight now but the pain is only slightly lessened. the lower back pain has returned. onset of radicular pain down the leg takes much longer now. instead of 30 secs to a minute or 2...it takes usually about 15-30 minutes to come on. Curiously if i carry a load on my back the pain disappears. Go figure!!!
The procedure i had was a minimally invasive discectomy and foraminotomy. i opted for that which altho is harder for the surgeon, it maintains the lamina (spinal process part) and keeps the back stronger..although it prevents access to the nerve roots. I am hoping things will improve as i am still in pain now. It may be still due to the swelling at the site of the op...i am hoping anyway!

neal
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Post by neal » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:49 am

wow---sorry you had to go thru all that but I hope you find the long term relief that we need....take care and good luck

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