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I am 58 and have had Back pain and chronic pain in the last 30 years of my life do to herniated disc, spinal stenosis, and arthritis. I have had a couple of pinched nerves in the last year and they have healed with medications and I am now going though pt for strengthen and other exercises and treatment for the issues with my back. I will have to say I have been going for 10 sessions now and I am seeing some relief with some of the exercises. As I told Glenn my pt that I have my good days and bad days. I do have to learn that there are some things I will never be able to do again. Sometimes I push myself and pay for it later. I just have to learn to limit myself and hope for the best.


  • alexhurtingaalexhurting Posts: 1,991
    edited 12/20/2012 - 11:20 AM
    Some cases yes medication and pt gets a person back on there feet and can avoid surgery, I seen it with my mom as she had stenosis and years of on and off back pain from bulging disc, But she was lucky enough with few injections and pt and she is doing much beter at the age of 75 without surgery then me at 52 and multiple failed back surgery,

    This is the reason dr,s avoid surgery at all cost when they know the risk involved with any spine surgery and if person can work it out and its not severe then surgery could be a big mistake causing further issues,

    Keep up the good work and stay on it and if pt helps is always a good sighn, Some here are not as lucky and some are much worse after a surgery as myself so puting in the effort in pt to avoid it is surely worth it,

    Good luck,
    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
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