Herniated/Buldging disc discussion anyone?

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  1. igo4bmx

    igo4bmx WHAT WHAT WHAT THE FU OT Supporter

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    I injured my back about a year ago and it's been chronic since. MRI showed buldging discs hitting my nerves causing the pain.

    I have been trying to play it safe by being a bit conservative in my squat and deadlifts b/c of this. (I tend to GM my squat when heavy which obviously isn't to fun for me with my back)


    Anyone have suggestions on stuff to do to help with back issues?
     
  2. snigg

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    front squats.
     
  3. knight42

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    cortisone injection
     
  4. 4cd-Air

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    chiropractic care and anti inflammatory meds
     
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    Depends on the extent of the injury, but your absolute best bet is to go to a Chiropractor.

    Depending on your severity level he/she should be able to get you back in working order. In the unlikely event he/she isn't able to get you better, they'll have a surgeon on their roster to refer you to.

    For what it's worth, I'm working on a couple blown discs right now and getting really good results.
     
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    worst idea ever.
     
  7. Joseph Scumsworth

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    I'm probably going a bad route and taking an extended break. The back is a lot better after the past several months though. :hs:
     
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    Why haven't you gotten it taken care of?
     
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    $ :o

    Insurance? Fuckin thing sucks.
     
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    Find a good chiropractor. It shouldn't run you too much, dependent on length of treatment. It's a lot cheaper and faster to recover from than surgery.

    I can try to find someone, but I can't vouch for them unless I know em.
     
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    Incline treadmill walking, lots of side planks/planks, work up to elevated side planks/planks, bird dogs, serious core focus.

    That's what's helped me. I am 2x back surgery crew/narrowly avoided a 3rd caused by a bulging disc.
     
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    2x ruptured disc in my neck. I can't do alot of stuff anymore, like rear squats, shoulder presses. Plus i never go heavy anymore on alot of exercises. Injuries are a bitch.
     
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    Get the slice to get rid of the protrusions......Best thing I have done....NO more pain....
     
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    for those who had sugery how long were you out of commission?
     
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    my dad had two discs fused last year shit looked brutal
     
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    I had a lumbar partial discectomy and was pretty much out of commission for 2 months at least...although I was back at work a week later. :sad2:
     
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    Are you serious? In my experience (I've suffered from sciatica caused by 2 bulged discs for 5 years now) chiropractic care was the WORST thing I ever did to myself. I'm not saying cortisone is the way to go as I've never had it done (too involved), but I wouldn't suggest anybody with bulged discs to see a chiro. Have you suffered from sciatica?

    In my experience, the best treatment was a high-dose, 5 day run of prednisone whenever I had a flair up. Other than that, I do stretches several times daily (look up sciatica stretches on youtube). I also use ibuprofen before any type of physical activity. Good posture throughout the day is also key.

    I went from being super flexible in the back (I could put my head between my legs) to being unable to bend down even 20 degrees. Now with the stretching, I've recovered a lot of my flexibility.
     
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    did you have stiffness in your back? if so, do you still?

    do you have any loss of mobility?

    I've contemplated a disectomy but I haven't felt like I needed to go that route yet.
     
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    Found DeezWeez AE.
     
  20. Buzz Killington

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    First time, one month after surgery, total of 6 weeks before and after just because of it getting worse and me taking days off, doc visits, etc.

    Second time, five weeks total (4 after and a week of misc.)

    Third time didn't need surgery but I took a few days off to chill.
     
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    :rofl:

    I used to springboard dive

    and I could never self suck
     
  22. knight42

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    explain then. If your lucky the cortisone will reduce the inflamation enough to where it goes back to normal. If it doesn't work and it doesn't correct itself within 2 or so months it will never really be normal without surgery.

    However, with proper exercise and stretching you can get back to the point where there is hardly any pain and it doesn't affect you at all.

    Personally I'm with Giz and think a Chiro is a horrible idea, youre just gonna aggravate it more. But hey if it works for you whatever...
     
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    No, I don't have sciatica. I've treated a few folks with it though. So far I'm at a 100% success rate. I can't speak for your experience because the guy you went to may have sucked. Again, it depends on level of severity for a disc bulge. Anywhere from a bulge to a full on herniation is going to have a corresponding treatment, anywhere from chiropractic care to a discectomy.

    Cortisone is one of the worst things you can do because it causes joint degeneration. It feels better temporarily but you're exacerbating your condition with each shot.

    I'd be really interested in your case. Need more details. Maybe I can send you in the right direction.
     
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    Here's one artical

    http://www.healthandlifestyle.co.nz/2006/06/cortisone-injections-pain-relief-at.html

    Here's the deal. Chiropractic is the least invasive and most conservative option. Spinal pain is never your concern. Pain is your friend. It's letting you know something is wrong. The big worry is improper joint movement. Over time it leads to degenerative changes.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolff's_law

    This is the biggest misunderstanding about what a chiroractor does.

    The reintroduction of proper joint function and mobility is what is needed for pain levels to be reduced. Once the joint is moving properly, the body takes care of the rest.

    If you have questions, let me know.
     
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    no disrespect Giz but I can't agree with "looking up stretches on youtube" being equal to being treated by a doctor. Even though you had a bad experiance with your chiropractor, it may have been your doctor and not your condition that was bad.

    Still suggest thread starter starts with least invasive total body wellness treatments before considering surgery.
     
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