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Hello I would like to know what helps the most with this condition. I started doing core exercises with a physical therapist recently . Any ideas? I also get a neuropathy in my legs and they go numb if I stand too long . Will this eventually get better?

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    • Anika5361

      624d

      I’m sorry you’re having this problem. My legs would get numb and tingle if I stood too long. If I was on my feet for more than 5 min I would fall and not have the strength to get up. Lots of calls to the ambulance crew in our small town to get me up. I saw the Chief surgeon at a spine Center. He told me he could operate but since I was so short 5’ 0”, surgery would paralyze my arms, legs or, I would wake from surgery permanently blind. And the surgery only had a 30% chance that it would be successful anyway. That was my 2nd opinion. As a result, I’ve been in a wheelchair since 2010. I can stand, pivot and stand for a few minutes before the pain makes me sit down again. I hope you are able to find some answers that help you.

    • Anika5361

      624d

      I’m sorry you’re having this problem. My legs would get numb and tingle if I stood too long. If I was on my feet for more than 5 min I would fall and not have the strength to get up. Lots of calls to the ambulance crew in our small town to get me up. I saw the Chief surgeon at a spine Center. He told me he could operate but since I was so short 5’ 0”, surgery would paralyze my arms, legs or, I would wake from surgery permanently blind. And the surgery only had a 30% chance that it would be successful anyway. That was my 2nd opinion. As a result, I’ve been in a wheelchair since 2010. I can stand, pivot and stand for a few minutes before the pain makes me sit down again. I hope you are able to find some answers that help you.

    • RayneMyst

      627d

      I've refused surgery because the odds are the the pain may not be affected due to the length of time I've had this problem. Also 50/50 on paralysis. As of now, I get quarterly epidural injections and annual nerve burning (RFA) and that has allowed me a considerable amount of relief. I'm not pain free but there's no more curling in a ball and crying through the pain at the end of the day. Biofeedback helps too. It's a lot of breathing exercises. Also cold water therapy. I take a lukewarm shower, slowly reducing the heat until it's all cold water, then sit and plug the tub til the water covers my mid back. 15 minutes later, I get out. For 4 to 6 hours I'm practically pain free. Shivering reverses the effects. Don't stay in long enough to start shivering. I hope some of this helps.

    • Mr_Glass

      634d

      I'm sorry to hear you're struggling with this too! It has been painful for me too. I was just diagnosed with this condition. From what my neuro-surgeon has explained to me, the slipped vertebra won't naturally move back into place and over time will put more strain on the surrounding ones. I can't speak for your condition and I would highly recommend getting multiple opinions from specialists in this field before making a decision on treatment, but for me the only option was surgery. I hope you can find something that helps!!

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