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egoscue method

itzamemomiitzamemom Posts: 39
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:33 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I was told by my yoga instructor that I should not get the disk replacement surgery that was suggested to me today. She said instead, I should do the egoscue method and that will help with the pain as well clear up the herniated disc the Doc wants to replace. Any information and or thought would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


  • Hi! Although I'm a great fan of Yoga (Kundalini is my method of choice), I personally, would never trust my guru over my physician. Yoga can certainly bring a higher energy and good health into your life, but would you play basketball because your coach tells you it will keep you from needing a broken wrist set?

    If you are unsure about what your doctor has told you you need, get another opinion, and another, and even another until you trust what they are saying. It's difficult to come to terms with a failing spine, and you need to trust the doctors to do what is right for you.

    For many years I was told that surgery was not a necessity, that they would perform it if I wanted, but who would do that with the odds they give? I had ONE test done on my spine: a CT/Myelogram. Nobody ever told me anything about any other kind of tests or treatments for my pain. I was never offered a discogram, or cortisone shots, or even a nerve pain medication, and I never got another opinion. My doctors just kept throwing stronger and stronger pain pills at me, and told me "when your legs and feet start going numb, surgery will no longer be optional. How I wish I'd gone out and did my research, and gotten more opinions. Within the time my surgery was "optional", I gained over 50 lbs, I became less active, and so much less healthy. I feel if I'd done the right thing 5 years ago, I would not be in the predicament I'm in now.

    I have no idea if that story pertains to you, but my point is, do the yoga as long as your doctor says it's safe, but you need to do what's medically necessary as well, do it for yourself, your future.

    Take care, and good luck!
  • very much for your comments back. They are all helpful. When my yoga instructor said what she did, I was a little peeved and it definitely did not feel right.
    I'm actually on my 3rd orthopedic surgeon right now. He's the one that told me I'm in need of an ADR, due to my herniated disc. According to my most recent MRI, the osteophyte has grown from 3mm to 5mm since November of last year.
  • I would love to tell everyone more about Egoscue Method.

    Definitely check out the website if you haven't already EDITED


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