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Slow Recovery from L5/S1 Discectomy

stuckeyrsstuckeyr Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:02 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
My boyfriend has a discectomy in August 2011, it is now 8 months later and he still has paid and has not recovered. His diet is very strict and he also does physical therapy daily. We did run into some events where he was extremely stressed and was moving furniture and so on right after the surgery. He does not see the relief he thought he would receive coming anytime soon. Can someone provide some advice? Should he is a doctor.. if so what kind or if you know of one in the NYC/NJ area. He does light work outs about 5 times a week but would like to return to his MMA fighting and heavier workouts. Thanks!


  • Tito Ortiz the MMA fighter had back surgeries. Those were fusions I think. Nate Quarry, another fighter, has a spine implant by NuVasive.

    If your bf doesn't want to reherniate the disc, he needs to stop asking it do what it once did becasue once they herniate, they are never the same again.

    If he wants to keep doing what he's always done, he needs to get rid of the disc.

    Each decision has consequences.
    On the sunny and mild Central Coast of California

    L4-L5 endoscopic transforaminal microdiscectomy June, 2007
    L5-S1 endoscopic transforaminal microdiscectomy May, 2008
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