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... e worst part. Surgery has definitely helped me. I rarely take any narcotics anymore, whereas before surgery I was taking pill every three hours. I am in physical therapy and doing great with that, before surgery I couldn't tolerate even the simplist exercise. ... (29 replies)
... and that my back will not get better on its own. I am convinced that I have given every conservative therapy a very good shot. When I did PT, I continued it despite the increase in pain in the hopes that I might gain enough core strength. ... (69 replies)
... Bulging discs .... L1 through L5 are your lumbar vertebrae, and S1 is your sacrum. You have discs between each of the vertebrae, and they are named by the vertebrae that flank them, e.g. ... (1 replies)

... IDET pain which was probably the annular tear. Unfortunately, it's worse and I am more limited in what I can do. ... (30 replies)
... u so much for your valuable advice and your constant kindness. Yes, the reason I stopped doing the McKenzie exercises was because my doctor insisted NO PHYSICAL THERAPY OR EXERCISE for the first 4 months. He was adamant on that being a requirement for a successful IDET. And I think he was partially right. ... (15 replies)
Post-IDET Report
Nov 25, 2003
... My doctor seems to think so. We'll just have to wait and see. Right now, I'd be so excited to be able to do any type of exercise and work up a sweat. ... (117 replies)
... annular tear located posteriorly. This was no surprise since the MRI strongly suggested this. ... (69 replies)
... The only exercise I'm allowed to do is walking. But he did say I could work my way up to 2 miles at a time, 5 days a week. ... (10 replies)
... Absolutely, an annular tear can heal by itself! It just takes a long time. ... (8 replies)
... Hi standingman :wave: I used "The Back Seat" for several months and it really helped me. But yes, it did take some getting used to. And it made my ribs sore and bruised. The person at the store selling it said that a lot of people with back pain didn't like it for that reason. But I said, "hey, bruises are NOTHING compared to the back pain I feel! Probably a lot of... (8 replies)
... There are also a couple issues with the disc that is located between the L5 and S1 vertebra. ... (1 replies)
... Hi Dede, Sorry, I just saw your post now... Basically I had intense back pain whenever I was physically active, but went away when I became a couch potato. At the time I thought that was unacceptable and was desperately seeking some way of "fixing" my body. I tried the usual conservative measures with no success. The IDET had been mentioned to me as a possibility if all... (1 replies)
... I think that's why I developed a tear in my disc, from lifting my kids too often. ... (4 replies)
... inhibitors that don't tear up your stomach. Vioxx and Celebrex are two of these. They are still quite expensive but they are much easier on the stomach. ... (26 replies)
Hey Telzey!
Jun 19, 2003
... thigh. Sudden movements don't seem to make it much worse, but repeated movements do irritate it. If my PT presses on the spinous process of the L5 vertebra, it reproduces my pain. ... (5 replies)
... Substantial central disc bulge and an annular tear. ... (3 replies)
... Hi Kali M! I just saw your post, and I understand what you are talking about. But... I'd like to hear how you are doing! Are you in any less pain? Any signs of improvement? I am doing OK. I am still worse than pre-IDET, but I am slowly getting better, and I am MUCH more mobile than I was only a few months ago. I am back at work and can do many of the things I enjoy...... (4 replies)
... hour days, taking care of small children, and trying to go to physical therapy appts and exercise... so I am exhausted by the end of the day! ... (12 replies)
... Hey tennisnut :wave: I'm planning on asking my doctor about Enbrel when I see him next (Nov 13). It sounds very interesting... Maybe we could split a box? I live pretty close to you. What do you think? Telzey ------------------ 4 years of back pain, but was still able to work and maintain moderate activity (hiking,... (9 replies)
... I just heard of a doctor that did a fusion on someone who'd had an IDET on one of their discs... the doctor said the consistency of their disc was "like catfood"! :( That's pretty scary to me, as a post-IDET patient, and I was wondering if there is anyone on this board who has had an IDET, and subsequently a fusion or other operation on their disc? What did the doctor say... (0 replies)

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