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... I'm glad to hear you are making good progress, and I am so glad you are making an inquiry for some friendly advice from your spiney pals . I would say you are thinking about doing too much too soon. I will try to explain why. ... (2 replies)
... If you can possibly arrange it, I think you should call your surgeon and ask for a referral to a physical therapist. ... (5 replies)
... not bear weight. After all, it is our organs, and of course the lungs are full of air, so the weight just isn't there like the lumbar area which collapsed first for me. Now, I do have a few comments and recommendations, based on my experiences. ... (10 replies)

... I woke up December 8, 2010 with a serious knot in the middle upper part of my back. ... (0 replies)
... but I would definitely recommend against a fusion unless you are so disabled you can't work. The fusion is a last resort, and there is no going back once you've done one. Also, having had one fusion, it is likely you'll need others down the road, especially since you are so young. ... (11 replies)
... Thanks for your comments. I don't think this next surgery will be any worse than your first one... ... (5 replies)
Jun 7, 2008
... Thank you so much for your response. My scoliosis is in the lower back and I don't think it is too severe but none the less still painful. I'm confused about how to excercise do I excercise the right or left or both? ... (7 replies)
Need some help...
Dec 11, 2003
... Hi Ribbit, First I want to thank you for answering my post from the other day. I really appreciated it and hearing that you are so young and going through this really makes me feel for you. ... (14 replies)
... is that it probably took your body a while to get to the point where you required the you should expect it to take a bit of time to, hopefully, get back to that point again. ... (7 replies)
... I have been reading this forum for about a week now and boy oh boy... ... (45 replies)
Jun 7, 2008
... If yours isn't so severe, you can probably avoid surgery, since you've gotten this far. I suggest finding a good physical therapist who specializes in back problems. There are good core strengthening exercises you can do on your own. ... (7 replies)
... I was about your age and already retired when I developed my first back problem. Now, at age 59, I've had 8 spine surgeries, with the last one 9 months ago when 10 levels were fused. So, I do have some experience to base my comments on. ... (9 replies)
Back muscles
Oct 2, 2002
... I have suffered for 30 years with a degenerating spine. It began with 2 rear end car crashes in my 20s, and over the years led to disc removals, etc. ... (6 replies)
... not such a good deal, believe me. Especially for multiple levels. Check out my signature. ... (12 replies)
... I'm not sure how much I can help to clarify as I've found most physical therapists have a bit of the McKenzie method mixed in with their training. Actual McKenzie is not only exercises, but a whole way of evaluating the patient and then formulating a treatment plan. ... (2 replies)
May 28, 2011
... were a raised toilet seat and a satin bottom sheet. It is very difficult to reposition yourself after lumbar fusion, and in hospital, I felt that I was attached with velcro to that bed. With the satin sheet it is much easier to move around. ... (10 replies)
Femoral nerve pain
May 16, 2010
... L5 fusion last summer. That surgery improved the back pain I was having, but did nothing to help the severe sciatica I get along the S1 nerve, especially when I sat. ... (10 replies)
... I am also doing very well with my PT, I am in aqua therapy now, but I am graduating to land based exercises on Monday. The sciatica on my right side has totally disappeared now, but I did have some nerve pain on my left side shortly after starting my PT back in March. ... (5 replies)
... I had an SI joint injection and the procedure really wasn't that bad, but the amount of pain you have with any injection can be dependent on the doctor doing the injection. ... (17 replies)
Oct 29, 2005
... It's been one year and four months since it's felt like Paul Bunyon swung an axe and ripped into my lower spine. I feel like this axe is sticking in my lower back most of the time. ... (8 replies)

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