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Sequestered discs and resorption
6 weeks ago I sequestered my L3/L4 disc.
When it initially happened the pain was excruciating to say the least.
I ended up lying on the couch for 4 weeks as it was just too painful to lie in bed and my ability to even stand was very limited, I ended up crawling to go to the bathroom and at times was using bottles to pee in so I didn't have to move.
I am now 6 weeks down the line, I have been seeing an Amatsu practitioner since I first injured myself and I have to say I am lightyears ahead at this point in comparison to where I was when I prolapsed a disc 10yrs ago. I am now on my feet, able to stand upright although my hips are still tipped back a little. I can walk, move around ok, and am even managing to do a little housework while my wife is at work. I do still have pain in my lower back, sometimes it spasms but not often now and I am going to bed on a night which is nice I have to say.
So, now I am wondering what to do. You can clearly see the disc material on my MRI but I have no pain in my extremities etc, just lower back pain which is improving on a daily basis. I have done some searching on the internet and every site I have been on says that sequestered material is absorbed by the body, usually within 12 - 18 months.
Here is a link to a site where they are saying the bigger the sequestered material the better the rate of resorption, which sounds a bit strange to me but there you go:
My concern I guess is what happens to the disc material in the meantime, is it just jiggling about in there or does it stay put?
The people who I have read up on who have not had surgery have been advised not to by a neurosurgeon so there must be something to this.
Thanks in advance.