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Anyone know percentage of people with lumbar and cervical problems?

downinmyheartddowninmyheart Posts: 497
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in Degenerative Disc Disease
I am curious if anyone knows the statistical numbers of people who have both lumbar and cervical back problems. I think that I am having problems in my cervical spine and have for the last couple of years. I don't want to believe that this is common and inevitable, but I would like some statistics and facts. If anyone could point me in the correct direction I would certainly appreciate it.

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  • Stephanie,

    Interesting question, i wish I would know the answer. Intuitively, two explanations come to mind:
    1. When we have pain or problems in one area we tend to compensate for it by putting too much stress on other areas;
    2. If our spine is suffering from some abnormalities, like degenerative disk disease in one are, maybe other areas are not immune wither.

    These are just my thoughts and not based on any scientific data.

    What do you think?

  • 6-7 months after my cervical surgery I had (unidentified)pains around D8.
    Pains were like giving birth. I'm serious!One ortho suggested I had a broken rib.
    They gave me Percoset & than Oxycodone.
    These helped with the pains but they knocked me out.

    Thank god for little favours, I do not have ostheoporosis.

    The pain there arw vague now and I can live with them (although I would have liked to know what did I have there).

    As th D8 pains were fading - a bad sciatica pains started and I have them now for about 8 months.
    PT didn't help, acupuncture doesn't help. ESI didn't help.
    I shall have (in 11 days) L4-L5 disk Coblation Nucleoplasty.


    Has anyone here had this treatment?

    Should this be done by an ortho or a NS?

    Thanks for any response.
    Y.S IL
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