tlh509

Joined: 08/14/2013
My Story:
had a bad back for years, runs in the family, along with arthritis. Diagnosed with DDD years ago, things came to a head with back pain this year after dealing with a huge change in the amount of pain, so had an mri done which revealed a protruding or herniated disc. Went to my Neuro Surgeon a few weeks back and he said I would not need back surgery, but would recommend an epidural steroid shot. He also said that about 80% of herniated discs go away by themselves and that I would not have any ill efects with the epidural. I had that done weeks ago and it has allowed me to do alot more things that I was not able to do anymore before the shot. Mainly, standing, walking and some exercising. So very grateful for the shot. Approach things now cautiously regarding anything related to the back, and certainly not overdoing anything from here on out!

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Reply: Farewell...Again
so sorry to hear Dave, but like others I understand. Its sad this is the way it is on...More
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Reply: newbie
Welcome. I too would recommend getting more opinions as Joy said. There is a wealth of info...More
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Reply: Clamshell exercises for lower back pain??
I am curious as to what "clamshells" are. Never heard of this word in p.t. before. Thanks.
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Reply: hey fast update
I think you hit the nail on the head Terry, unfortunately. Bad press, plus government...More
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Reply: Update On My Wonderful Wife
As per usual, hang in there Dave. There are some aspects to aging which suck don't they?! My...More
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Reply: hey fast update
Hang in there Joy. Hope your more painless very soon. Take care, Tom
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Reply: D-Day is early in the morning~~
sending positive thoughts and fingers are crossed for you Joy. Tom
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Reply: Update On My Wonderful Wife
Dave, good news on the SSD claim. I am so pleased. I think we all understand how frustrating...More
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Reply: Update - Countdown continues
Thank you. True about the outside part. Its cold here in the Inland Northwest and next week...More
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Reply: Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!
you as well Dave! Tom
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