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cha11engerccha11enger Posts: 1
edited 07/06/2013 - 10:13 AM in New Member Introductions
My name is Tina and I am 28yo. For the past 7 years I have lived with DDD and up until about 2 yrs ago, I was relatively symptom free. I suffer at l-5 s-1, t11 t-12. I also have others beginning to degenerate. I am currently ten days post op from a discectomy and laminectomy at l-5 s-1. My left sided sciatica is currently gone, however the nerve was so aggravated and weak that when walking becomes painful the longer I go which so far hasn't been but a block. I have restrictions for walking only for the first 6 weeks and because of muscle spasms, I still use the walker when going for longer distance. I'm unable to bend, great pain when I did (oops) and twisting is definitely out of the question. When standing, if I don't move, pain is increased. My surgeon obviously did a great job but her personal skills...eh, very lacking. I'd like some advice on what to do and not to do. I ask a question and get a response like "well, you just answered it yourself." I need more than that. Hope to get to know some of you and good luck on your recovery as well.
Auntie T


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    edited 07/06/2013 - 10:46 AM
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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
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