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1 year and 7 months since my disk rupture.

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I ran across this site in my favorites folder and thought I should update. I've been pain/med free for at least 7 months (ruptured L4/5. You can see pics in my older posts. Opted for no surgery). I get the occassional sciatic 'ting' but more a remanent than anything. I absolutely never lift furniture anymore or try to be a superman. My weightlifting routine puts no heavy pressure down my spine.

I've returned to running. I've run over ten races including my first 10K. My first half marathon is this weekend.


  • Firestorm,

    Sounds great! Nice to see someone that the disks seemed to have healed on their own. Good for you!! :) Thanks for the update, for as you know, good news is ALWAYS a welcome sight! :) *HUG*

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • So good to hear you healed so well without surgery. Positive news for us who haven't had surgery yet. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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  • Congratulations and thank you for taking the time to give us an update. So wonderful to hear that patience sometimes is the key to success.

    Congrats on the races. Quite an achievement.
    Just remember to take caution and listen to your body on the long runs. IF it's a new leg pain or back pain, cut back. It's nice to hear you are able to run still.
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