A bit about me... I am a 39 year old male living in Wales.
Well where do I start? I under went 2 cervical surgery's, first back in 2007 then in 2009 (both DISCECTOMY WITH FUSION, for an injury that I did not get diagnosed until 6 months past and by this time it had caused irreversible damage to the spinal cord. The damage is at c5.c6 c 7 level. I have constant pain (worse in the winter) and have the burning legs sensation also. I have had many MRIs of the spine and it shows the Progressive Mylomalacia at the site. I thought that Mylomalacia was just the damage that had occurred, but do not know why the `progressive` is in the report?
I used to be a fitness instructor and so like to keep active, of which I still do try. I do not run no more as its bad for my spine and after a short while I struggle to pick my right leg up properly from the ground and so it is very difficult anyway. I do train with resistance weights though, from which I am still very strong. I do not do any squats/ deadlifts etc. or go anywhere near as heavy as I used to but I have always wondered if I should train at all? I asked my Gp , although I was told by one surgeon I should prob not but then two others say its Ok.
Does anyone else on here train with this type of injury and surgery?
I currently take pregabalin, baclofen and (diclofenac when times are really bad)
I also have have problems with my lower spine (discs) but no surgery is wanted at this stage by the surgeon.
Can anyone enlighten me to the `PROGRESSIVE` PART also as is this normal after such an injury.
Life has really not been very kind to me over few years, after the ops I suffered a serious car accident, then was stabbed in 2009 and now I am about to go through a divorce....here's to hopefully a better 2014...