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New to the forum, old to back problems

sarmadssarmad Posts: 7
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:55 AM in New Member Introductions
Hello everyone.

My name is Sarmad Qureshi and I hail from Karachi, Pakistan. I am 35 years old.
My condition now is a lot better as I went in for an endoscopic disktectomy for a degenerated herniated L4-L5.

What led me to it is unknown, I have yet to narrow down the cause of the herniation or degeneration.
My condition was not being catered to by any therapy (tried all, starting from acupuncture, hydro-therapy to physio) It was a mechanical issue and was dealt with mechanically.

I suffered for 18 months when I went in for a nerve conduction test and that revealed nerve damage in 2 nerves, that's what led me to a surgery conviction.

Now I'm looking to learn from people here on how to keep my spine healthy, epecially when I'm in the crucial recovery phase.

Look forward to reading and reseaching things here, if anything remains unanswered, I shall post away :)

Sarmad 'Sam'


  • hi and welcome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. good luck on a complete recovery from your procedure!! i also hope you are feeling better in no time at all!! please have a good look around and make yourself at home...stop by the forum anytime! Jenny :)
  • hi there,
    Glad you found this great support forum..
    for me i keep going in water its only place i don't feel pain..i read up on mild water exercises at first now i do my own things.
    and i do yoga..some core strengthening daily and well few times a day i do yoga just some poses as my body doesn't like all of them.
    first tip is follow your body signs and what your doc says is best for your recovery that is so important.
    welcome and keep reading and posting glad to have you from so far away ....i'm in usa chicago,Illinois
    neck,bone spurs pain started 04, back issues and fusion l4,l5 06~hardware removed.
    good few yrs. 09 pain sharp, numbness feet,legs, diagnosed fibro, neurop. legs.lung issues.
    daily goal do good thing for someone.
  • Thanks lulusheart and watergirl.
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