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Slipped disc / herniated disc

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2009/07/16 09:39:53 (permalink)

Slipped disc / herniated disc

Hi guys,

How many of you have or have had a herniated disc? I got mine squatting badly nearly 1.5 years ago and it's got to the point now where I can't live with it anymore, I'm 24 and I'm walking and getting up/down like a 70 year old. Just sitting on the toilet involves some level of skill.

Who here has had there's fixed and what was the procedure? Are you now completely fine?
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    Re:Slipped disc / herniated disc 2009/07/16 09:53:07 (permalink)
    My fiasco (fiancee) had a slipped disc, it healed completely within about six months. That was nine years ago now and she has been fine ever since. Minor back pain is no fun, so i cant imagine what you are going through - all the best and i hope you get it sorted soon.
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    johnny bravo
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    Re:Slipped disc / herniated disc 2009/07/16 09:58:43 (permalink)
    I had a discectomy a few years ago.
    have you seen your GP about a referal, had an MRI scan etc ?

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    Re:Slipped disc / herniated disc 2009/07/16 10:00:13 (permalink)
    3 years ago i managed to get a disc bulge after a 220kg deadlift. Since then had loads of physio and an epidural. It used to be right hassle, constant aching occasional leg pain. I still get the odd bad day but things are much better just by taking it easy for a while (8 months doing NOTHING) and then plenty of stretching, ab work. My workouts are very slowly becoming more intense, did some light cleans the other day with no pain the day after which was awesome.

    The first stage to getting back on track is getting an MRI then speaking to a good neurologist/orthopedic surgeon/rheumatologist. See what they have to say, some will suggest immediate surgical procedures but it's almost always better to seek the help of a physio/sports rehabilitation person first.

    My pain is by no means gone, it's always there and i'm always aware of it. It is however much much better. Get some reading done at http://www.chirogeek.com/ , it's a great resource and will fill you in on what you need to know.

    Feel free to shoot me a PM if you want the names of some good people to see.

    Incase you're interested, here's my MRI:


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    Re:Slipped disc / herniated disc 2009/07/16 10:15:05 (permalink)
    I had degenerative changes to my disc at L5/S1 thanks to weights and a car accident.  There was slight protrusion but the main thing is that the contents were leaking causing local pain and inflamation.

    I had a prosthetic disk installed in October last year and must say I'm glad I did.  I'm virtually pain free and back doing weights and MA.  The only thing is I'm not going to deadlift or squat heavy again.

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    Re:Slipped disc / herniated disc 2009/07/16 10:18:31 (permalink)
    So far I've had some normal x-rays done and they said the couldn't see anything. They said that based on the symptoms and length of time without healing that it's probably a slipped disc. Also the fact that I knew exactly when I did it. I went on for an appointment with a traumatologist and he put me forward for another scan, possibly MRI I don't know. Unfortunately I'm not in England and because of communicational problems when I was trying to book the appointment, they said they'd call me. Almost 3 months later and still no appointment so I'm going to sort it out

    I spent over a year trying two different osteopaths, acupuncture and deep tissue massages every week but it never got better. I've still been going to the gym mind you but I haven't squatted/deadlifted for 1.5 years.
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    Re:Slipped disc / herniated disc 2009/07/16 10:24:16 (permalink)
    One thing I've noticed which I thought would help but actually makes things a hell of a lot worse is if I hang my hands on a bar with feet off the floor and release all the pressure on my spine. In the moment of doing it it's ok and I feel some relief, but the next day and for the next few days it's a lot worse in terms of pain.
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    Re:Slipped disc / herniated disc 2009/07/16 10:31:08 (permalink)
    no idea where you are or the proceedures they may follow but i would push for the MRI if i was in your position.
    I dare say that Chiro, physio etc has it place but for me it did fook all in all honesty (apart from emptying my wallet ) my main prob was a fragmented disc and this wasnt really know till the MRI.

    "Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.   Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad"

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