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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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Me too. I can't wait until Tuesday. 4 months, is a pretty long time! Thats great.
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I finally got the call I have been waiting for this morning, and next Tuesday afternoon...More
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Good news today!
Went and saw my Neuro Surgeon today and he said I won't need surgery. The disc is definitely...More
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Update: waiting to see the Neuro Surgeon this week
Last week was a rough week pain wise, as I had to go to the ER because the pain was so...More
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Reply: while waiting to see Neuro Surgeon:
thanks again Dave.
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while waiting to see Neuro Surgeon:
I called again the other day to see if there was a chance I could get in before my Sept 4th...More
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anyone get relief of pain from accupuncture?
As stated in another post, I have tried the chiropractor, 7 x with no luck. I have read and...More
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