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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi everyone,

I am John, a 26 year old male. My back issues began at the 18 of 18. I had a herniated disk (L-5) and was in and out of PT for 4 years. Finally, after a visit to the emergency room because of severe pain, I had surgery (next morning). The surgery was a success as I was pain-free for four years. I am once again having issues. I have a disk protrusion in the L4-L5 area. The pain started this past August. A chiropractor was able to stabilize my condition but we hit a wall in terms of progress. I just finished a 6 day prednisone pack....the pain is there but not as bad.

I hope to contribute to the forum. I look forward to interacting with all of you!


  • Please be careful with chiros when you do have spine issues. It has been my experience that while they can sometimes offer temporary relief, they can really cause more damage in the long run. I wish you much luck and please keep us posted.
  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. have a look around and make yourself at home. i am sorry you are having chronic pain. ~X( hitting a roadblock in treatment may mean it is time to try something new. there are many conservative treatments available so speak to your doctor. good luck to you and i hope you find pain relief soon. Jenny :)
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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,347
    Chiropractor's definitely have their place in providing pain relief, but once you have Disc conditions, I would be very careful about seeing a chiropractor. When it comes to the Spine, Disc, and Spinal Nerve root, you should be seeing a specialist
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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