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Brian dBBrian d Posts: 2
edited 12/17/2015 - 2:50 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi I'm brian
I have been diagnosed with c5/c6 disc plolapse affecting my lumbar region

It took 5- 6 years to come to diagnosis
I had pain in my neck shoulders shooting pain down my arms numbness in my hands
Also in both my legs the musscles tightened and had numbness in both legs you could hit them with a hammer and I could feel nowt
The surgion was reluctant to operate as the disc is so big it could cause more damage to pull it out also prior to this decision I was in so much pain I was on tramadol and cocodamol
I had then gone on advise from a friend to go to an ostrapath who after a few sessions was able to relive the pain which is why the surgeon held back on operating on me
It took a few months later and the numbness and musscles in my legs began to relax
I still couldn't walk and been in crutches
It was then found through scans I had a kink in my main artery in my left leg which I got an bypass operation
Now I could not staighten my left leg and have damaged nerves in my lower left leg below the knee
Which im taking lyrica for
I've been to physio and it has helped a bit
The physio has told me my musscles are too tight as they have not been used for so long and require long term stretching also said I need to in prove my posture and balance
She has given me some exercises to do at home and suggested going to a gym to use a bike to build up strength in my leg
Hot baths heat patches and going to a swimming pool ( jacuzzi ) where also suggested
Brian davidson


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    edited 12/17/2015 - 2:51 AM
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