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any relief from torn disc symptoms ? (i over did it)

john 40jjohn 40 Posts: 190
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:45 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
ssdi docs say i am able to do all my normal work activity's ,.(tee hee) so to day i drove to the ballgame sat threw game and drove home sort of . now i am paying for it big time (dummy)
i relay dont want to do fusion. any one with torn disc ? what works for you ? how long have you been dealing with it ?
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  • Yes. I have multiple tears in my spine. The problem that I found was that not all docs believe that they cause pain. Actually the inner gel like substance can bulge through the tear, press on a nerve and cause plenty of pain.

    I was diagnosed as the torn disc causing some of my pain by having a positive discogram. From there I had an endoscopic microdiscectomy and PLDD that did relieve the pain going down my leg.

    The only other thing that I found that does help is a back brace. Not just a cheap one that you can get OTC. I had a prescription and went to an orthotics place and got fitted for a really good one. It keeps me from bending or twisting in ways that will aggravate the condition. I hear ya about the fusion. I feel the same way.

    I hope that this was some help to you. Please feel free to ask if you have more questions.
  • yes i tried a cheapy brace i had from home depo did not work i had my wife rap a ace bandage around it(me) kinda worked . at least it reminded me not to twist. .my newest surg told me it would be useless to do micro -d again and adr prob would slip because the way the last surg did the lamny.
    he say no need to do a discogram because of symptoms and to show up in the mri like it dose (hiz)it has to be grade 4 or 5. he say the worse thing is the fluids leaking out on the nerves .and may take 2 to 5 years to heal if it will at all . fusion sounds like cutting off your foot for a hang nail.
    dont no why they could not act like it rehernated and do micro d again and trim off a little bit and see if it would heal over
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  • torn discs. I finally went for the fusion (three level) because I couldn't bear the pain. I realize fusion is not a desirable thing, but there comes a time when you realize there isn't much else you can do.
    3 level spinal fusion, L3/4, L4/5, L5/S1, November 2008. Stiff, but I can walk.
  • i can not emagine having two more at the same time .you must have been going threw h###
    i talked to my doc about the patches you told me about before. she say prob not good for me i dont do meds well. its like there way to strong they dont do much for the pain but make me rely out of it or put me to sleep .like i take half a vicodin if i dont want to go to sleep . they gave me 2 shots of morphine in the hospital did not do much but make me wide a wake and hungry . the surg doc gave me something that was opiate base it knocked me out my wife thought i oded
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