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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: Herniated Disc L & S1 (sciatic nerve pain)
Hi Kristy: like you, I have been getting the epidural shot, one so far. I too have...More
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Reply: After the epidural
Thanks Joy. I checked that article out. I was familiar with that info through webmd...More
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After the epidural
I am trying to figure out, why over the past 3 days, I am seeing an increase in my...More
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Reply: Allow Me Introduce Myself
welcome, you have come to the right place for pain. We all speak the same language here. We...More
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Reply: Tingling and numbness spreading - right side and h...
Hello Mommyacorn. Your tingling sensation along with numbness in your right foot, sounds...More
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Reply: yoga after back surgery
good to hear, sounds like a good plan of action. Hope it helps you! Tom
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Reply: yoga after back surgery
Hello Suebill74 and welcome. I agree with what Dave and Joy have said. Take it easy and ask...More
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Reply: Back surgery
We are all in this together, and we all have know some days are better than others, but know...More
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Reply: exercise
I agree with Dave. But I was able to find some great back exercises here on webmd. Hope this...More
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Reply: day 10 since epidural
Thank you Joy.
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