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Nerve Damage

hartlbbhhartlbb Posts: 28
I have sciatica, blown discs (L4/L5 & L5/S1). I am trying to treat it via non invasive methods (e.g. no surgery) by going to a chiro, stretching, OTC drugs (for some relief), etc, etc. Can I cause permanent nerve damage by being in constant pain for over a year?


  • When i had a herniated disc at L5-S1 and annular tear it healed on it's own over time with Physiotherapy and injections and time. My Chiropractor wouldn't even touch me with a herniated disc except for inferential treatments and no adjustments.

    Please see a Orthopedic Surgeon or Neurosurgeon for an assessment and treatment plan. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • Thanks, I feel so lost. I mean my chiro does some small adjustments, but mainly does stretches and exercises (e.g. stregthen my lower back). I stopped treatment the past few months (since August) because I have been too busy (I coach HS football) and didn't really have time for it + my career + football, so something had to go. Football just ended (a few days ago) and I want to get back into immediately.
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