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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:29 AM in New Member Introductions
Hello everybody! My name is Brandy. I am 31 and just had a microdiscectomy last Wednesday. I'm glad I found this forum to talk to other people who are in my shoes, or have been at one time.

A little about me...I don't know how I hurt my back. My neurosurgeon said that when she removed the disc it was calcified! She said that it's been ruptured for quite some time. I had suffered with pain for almost 2 years before even knowing what was causing my pain, but at least i finally found a doctor who knew what they were doing.

I am wondering if anybody else experienced upper back tension/pain in their muscles after sitting up for a period of time? I had this same muscle tension before surgery. The surgeon said that my disc was not only pressing out on the nerves, but up on them as well. That would explain the pains in my upper back muscles, I guess.

I will be posting alot, since I have quite a bit of time on my hands now.


  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. good luck on your recovery! give your back a chance to heal and perhaps the spasms will go away. please have a look around and make yourself at home. :D stop by anytime! =D> please keep us informed of your progress! Jenny :)
  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    Hi Brandy

    I wish you well in your recovery, it is early days yet and no need to think that pain you have now will not improve as time goes on.

    As you say you have time on your hands why not come and join us in chat, we all share our experiences, support each other and have a laugh too.

    Look forward to reading your posts and following your recovery

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,845

    For a Spine-Health Site introduction, Click on :

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    Check the various tabs at the top of the Spine-Health page and you will find so much that is offered here.

    Please remember that all information you receive from members on this forum is NOT
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    Please feel free to contact me at rdilauro@gmail.com or send me a message
    Honestly, what first caught my eye was your member name.
    I was afraid to find someone that takes medications under their control and not a doctors.
    Your are a 'babe' in terms of your spinal recovery. This is the most critical period you will go through after your actual surgery. Complete recovery can take some time, but there aren't any firm guidelines as to how long. There are so many different variables, but the key is adhering to all the limits and restrictions that your doctor gave you.
    Even if you feel you are having a good day, do not push yourself or overdue anything. Failure to do so at this point in your recovery could only open doors for additional spinal problems.
    Good luck, know your limitations and you be on the road to a speedy recovery.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • For the warm welcome! I'm delighted to be hare! It's so great to know that there are people who are here for me. I will be reading posts and checking out the forum look for new posts soon!
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