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Spondylolisthesis/DDD/Herniated disc/ & pars fracture

Ash76AAsh76 Posts: 18
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:02 AM in Degenerative Disc Disease
Hiya, i was wondering if anyone could me me any help/tips or advice.Same as most its a long story but i have recenly been diagnosed with Spondylolisthesis/DDD/Herniated disc/ & pars fracture. I have tried all the conservative treatments ie physically threapy, nsaid, nerve pain tablets, pain killer, exercise etc. most recently i went to theater for epidural spinal injection via live x-ray (floroscopy I think its called) with the cortizone they also injected some anaestict into the direct place in the spine. since that though the pain has became much worse. then it eased a little. but where I previously had a numb leg/foot etc I now have pain. the spasams have eased ever so slightly & I do have a very small amount of extra flexability in my movement as was very stiff before. But the pain just feels worse & im still unable to function properly & every day is agony at best !! I just seem to be getting worse & worse. The surgeon did seem to think even though he was giving me the epidural shot I would still need surgery to fuse & stabilize the verabrea from further movement. I have one more mri booked & back to see consultant in few weeks where he will decided what to do. I am worried & scared. There are so many different stories about surgery working & not working. I would appreciate any help, advice, or even just a chat with fellow suffer's. before this I was a very fit active mother of 3 !!.......I just want my life back Thanks for reading xx


  • hi,

    welcome to the club,

    I get good results with magnesium citrate,

    it helps in many areas,

    pain, nutrition, relaxes muscles,

    drink lots of water,

    there are still otpions, prolotherapy is one,

    it is low risk but you need someone who knows what they are doing, an expert,

    google it and read what it can do for your condition,

    Live to Pray
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