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luteallady

534d

At what point did you consider surgery for a herniated disc?

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    • dovidsabba

      460d

      @luteallady much better. Glad I did it

    • dovidsabba

      470d

      Immediately. The minute the dr suggested surgery, I jumped at the opportunity

      • luteallady

        460d

        @dovidsabba how's it going now?

        • dovidsabba

          460d

          @luteallady much better. Glad I did it

    • dysturbation

      483d

      After about 6 months in PT with no improvements, I started pursuing a microdiscectomy.

      • luteallady

        460d

        @dysturbation I'm about 3 months into PT. I'm definitely stronger but the pain comes back during my luteal phase (I have pmdd.) I'm petrified of surgery. Did you go through with it?

    • 1_lucky_gma

      533d

      I refused surgery for many years. I woke up Christmas morning with my then 5 year old daughter. She was so excited that morning. I stood up and took only 2 steps and hit the floor. I literally could feel nothing from the waist down. That's when I had no choice and agreed to surgery. I woke up and felt amazing and was walking an hour later. Unfortunately it only lasted about a year.

      • luteallady

        533d

        @1_lucky_gma so is the pain back as the same it was before?

        • 1_lucky_gma

          533d

          @luteallady I can't honestly answer that. I felt amazing until my abusive ex literally stomped on my back several times.

    • LPFan14Gemini

      534d

      I actually was told by 3 different doctors that with my 15 herniated discs from cervical to lumbar as well as 3rd stage degeneration and severe spinal stenosis in my lumbar that I was inoperable. However I have done injections in my lumbar and it helped for about 3 months but then wore off especially when I also have Fibromyalgia. The best thing to do for surgery is to do a lot of research because I did that before I was told I was inoperable, I hope this helps sorry I can't be of further assistance

    • lawrah

      534d

      😥

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