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Hello from Alabama

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edited 06/11/2012 - 8:19 AM in New Member Introductions
I'm new and found this site through google. I had a partial diskectomy in my lower back last year. I'm 32 years old. Still having daily back pain (but luckily very little nerve pain) and trying to let go of the things I can't do now. Very glad there is a site like this one. If anyone can "talk" to me about having kids after back surgery, that would be most helpful. My husband and I have no children yet, and I'm a little worried about it.



  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i am sorry you are having daily back pain. several women on the site are asking the same questions you are about pregnancy. i hope they drop by. good luck and i wish you the best in the children department. Jenny :)
  • Hello Heather and welcome to the forum.. I'm sorry I can't help you with your question, in my case I had my first surgery after my second child and that was it.. My surgeon at the time recomended me not to get pregnant again but that was in my case...
    Have you discussed that with your surgeon? What did he say?

    Good luck to you ...

  • welcome to SH! I was wondering how much of your disc was removed? I had most of mine removed and am the same as you. No nerve pain but major back pain. You may want to talk to your doc about any precautions you should take with pregnancy. I am sure that it will add to your back pain but maybe there are things that you can do to minimize it. Good luck and keep us posted.
  • Thank you all for the welcome and the comments. I have received some responses on another message board about pregancy after back surgery, and it's just so nice to hear that someone else has gone through it and what they have experienced. Thanks again.

    Painintheback --- I'm not sure just how much of my disc was removed, but it was a significant portion according to my surgeon. The more is removed, the less cushion (and the more chance of pain) -- that's what I was told. My doctor told me that the best bet for less pain is to get my stomach and core muscles in shape, especially with pilates.
  • welcome to spine-health...
  • hello.. the people on here are great and you'll find lots of support. Sorry I can't help you with your question, but I did have some herniated discs while pregnant. I cut my hours back at work and took it easy.

    take care!
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