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2 questions 10 days out of surgery



  • I met a guy in my NS waiting room who had numbness almost a year later. It's the new numbnss that is scary. How is your back doing these days? I saw on another post wher you said if a disc reherniates it can cure itself 80% of the time. That was so encouraging. Do you have more info about that? I wish you all the best.

  • I just use a regular pillow, like the one I use under my head. I have been doing this since when I went for an office visit for my back, and they put a pillow under my knees when I was up on the exam table, and they told me I should always have one there to reduce the stress on my back.

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  • I know this sounds kind of silly not to figure this out, but I was wondering if anyone here who has slept on their stomachs using a pillow under their stomachs might be able to tell me the details? How big of a pillow? Where exactly do you put it? I tried taking a nap and used a pillow under my stomach, but felt some pain almost immediately in my back. Any suggestions?

  • I was told minor herniations can heal... But once it progresses to DDD and is dried out and has no more cushioning for the spine, it's irreparable.
  • I use a pillow under my stomach when I sleep on it but I have a very squishy pliable pillow so I can 'nestle' into it without stretching my back.
    It also means I can roll onto my side without effort.
    Our backs have a 'natural' S curve to them so dont feel you have to have a perfectly straight back.

    I bought a feather pillow and literally took a stuffing out of it then divided that into 3 smaller pillows that I can stuff in different places when I sleep.
    WOrth the investment as I am still using them 4 months later.

    Sara O:)
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