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... Hi, again. I am glad your chiro listens to you, but I strongly urge you not to allow any manipulations on your spine until you have been able to see a spine specialist. I think I remember from prior posting that money is tight but until you see someone who can run the proper tests and come up with a complete diagnosis you just aren't going to make progress. The same is... (8 replies)
... Hi Carol! You are always such a great help! :) Which do you think is best between the two? Orthpedic Spine Specialist or a Neurosurgeon? I don't know the difference... I had an MRI done which diagnosed the Degenerative disk & Arthritis... Already knew about the disk from x-rays... I didn't know about the Arthritis which the Dr said was normal with back problems... I do... (8 replies)
... S1 for 2 years. after doing an MRI and flex and extension xrays it shows that there is no movement at all in the last vertibrate, the disk is bulging and i'm having muscle spasms in my back along w alot of inflamation. i'm looking for anyone who has had the same problem. ... (2 replies)

... I was told 5 years ago I had a herniated disk when I was having severe leg and hip pain and had a MRI done. Well in the last 3 months it is back again but in the left leg this time. ... (6 replies)
... Did the surgery help the pain? ... (16 replies)
... Thank You for any and all help. Is surgery a good choice I'm at my end and do not want to take anymore pain medication!!!! UGH! ... (12 replies)
... LTM--Are you sure it isn't "Degenerative Disk Disease" (DDD)? That is a very common diagnosis among people here, and people in general. To put it most simply, it means a general degeneration of disks (tears, drying out, narrowing), usually with arthritic overgrowth of bone, etc. Some degree of this is probably present in most older folks, but obviously it is much worse for... (11 replies)
... S1 disk level, but stops above that, so cutting the spinal cord by accident in surgery is EXTREMELY remote. ... (16 replies)
... months has been the worst. It usually would come and go but this time it never left. I saw a neuro on Monday who said I am a good candidate for spinal fushion surgery because I have no cushion left between two disks. I also have a herniated disk. The pain has been unbearable. ... (2 replies)
... I would say Degen Disk Disease is OsteoArthritis. I am going thru that right now in my spine i have Scoleosis and OA is settling in block from neck down to tailbone. ... (21 replies)
... L5. Very painfull. I also had degenerative disk disease at this level, So I now have an artificial disk, a metal plat, srew and battery to keep my spine together. I am 18. ... (11 replies)
... and would last for hours on end, to the point of tears. My surgery didnt hurt as bad as the cramps I was having. ... (21 replies)
... they couldn't get the needle in. Every one of the discs is degenerated. Surgeon felt a fusion could actually make it worse! He said I'm not a candidate for a disk replacement because the FDA only allows it if the other disks are OK. ... (10 replies)
... I can't have surgery yet, so my Doctor and Surgeon keeps saying. ... (14 replies)
... Hi...I too have RA and degenerative disk disease. ... (6 replies)
... Post Surgery Tips. ... (2 replies)
... I'm 39 and in fairly decent shape, and I've had x-rays and and an MRI done. My pain started in early Sept. and has increased quite quickly and dramatically. My MRI report is the following: There is mild disk space narrowing and degenerative disk desiccation at L5-S1. There is approx 7mm anterior spondylolisthesis of L5 on S1 and bilateral spondylolysis at L5-S1. The L1-L2-3,... (12 replies)
... major surgery can make one majorly emotional! I found it so helpful to be able to chat on this board. ... (22 replies)
... I think I am going to start taking colace before surgery so I can avoid the constipation. Nothing is worse that constipation after surgery! ... (2 replies)
... child for putting off surgery too long. Almost three years ago I was tolerating considerable pain and was diagnosed with degenerative disk disease, severe spinal stenosis and sciatica. ... (13 replies)

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