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Who else has a really jacked up back.

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Curious.  I got my MRI back and it doesnt sound good. Waiting for specialist. 
 

seems i have some degenerate disks and severe spinal stenosis.   Spinal stenosis could be hereditary as my mother has it as well.  

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In 96 had an mri done on my neck. Two herniated discs c3 -c5 iirc. Also spinal stenosis. I thought that was the end of the world

 

2007 I had mris all over the place. Six herniated discs in neck C3-T2 and three lumbar S1-L5 L4-L2. Is that jacked enough?

 

Wouldnt be surprised if some of my spine has fused on its own. 

 

After i I had my hip resurfacing in 09 I was squatting a couple of hundred pounds for reps, but work took its toll

 

i have varying degrees of numbness in my toes. Sometimes they spazz out and curl up, occasional sciatic twinge. Honestly, shoulders cause me more grief and knees are no bargain. Still seem to be doing better than most in my age group although shoulder strength is pitiful

 

Unless I lose control of my bodily functions, they ain’t touching my spine. 

 

Is is that what you’re looking for

 

 

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40 mins ago, Shaky said:

In 96 had an mri done on my neck. Two herniated discs c3 -c5 iirc. Also spinal stenosis. I thought that was the end of the world

 

2007 I had mris all over the place. Six herniated discs in neck C3-T2 and three lumbar S1-L5 L4-L2. Is that jacked enough?

 

Wouldnt be surprised if some of my spine has fused on its own. 

 

After i I had my hip resurfacing in 09 I was squatting a couple of hundred pounds for reps, but work took its toll

 

i have varying degrees of numbness in my toes. Sometimes they spazz out and curl up, occasional sciatic twinge. Honestly, shoulders cause me more grief and knees are no bargain. Still seem to be doing better than most in my age group although shoulder strength is pitiful

 

Unless I lose control of my bodily functions, they ain’t touching my spine. 

 

Is is that what you’re looking for

 

 

Wonderful.  I have tingling in two toes and pins and needles in my lower leg.  I'm curious how come you didn't opt for surgery

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5 mins ago, Goldy said:

Wonderful.  I have tingling in two toes and pins and needles in my lower leg.  I'm curious how come you didn't opt for surgery

I’m from the Stuart McGill school of back. If I consistently do a few exercises daily and walk my mobility increases and my pain decreases. 
my pain is generally not severe, just mildly annoying. 
 

As far as surgery I’m not that confident in it. For me it’s always a risk vs reward thing. I could be wrong, but for me I don’t believe the upside is that much better than where I’m at and it seems that the downside is a kind of cascading effect on the spine as more discs will herniate down the road

 

Im retired and pushing seventy. I can do pretty much everything I need to do and most of what o want to do, so no surgery

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41 mins ago, Shaky said:

I’m from the Stuart McGill school of back. If I consistently do a few exercises daily and walk my mobility increases and my pain decreases. 
my pain is generally not severe, just mildly annoying. 
 

As far as surgery I’m not that confident in it. For me it’s always a risk vs reward thing. I could be wrong, but for me I don’t believe the upside is that much better than where I’m at and it seems that the downside is a kind of cascading effect on the spine as more discs will herniate down the road

 

Im retired and pushing seventy. I can do pretty much everything I need to do and most of what o want to do, so no surgery

Im much younger than you.  Seems i will be making a decision.

 

With all the peeps in the tavern i can't believe more people don't have back issues

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I don't know anyone that doesn't have back problems lol. 2 herniated discs here, surgery doesn't seem practical. Stretching and a cortisone shot once in a while keep me moving.

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32 mins ago, IsmailG said:

I don't know anyone that doesn't have back problems lol. 2 herniated discs here, surgery doesn't seem practical. Stretching and a cortisone shot once in a while keep me moving.

yeah sounds about right.

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I have spondylolysthesis....(aka Spinal stenosis)  Basically a fractured vertebrae, where the "wings" break away from the circular part of the spine in one section. 

(L5 S1) which caused forward shift of a lwer vertebrae.  This causes nerve pain, and my disc is destroyed.   Been this way for easily 15 years but I just found out last year after an MRI. 

 

 My only option to truly "FIX" it is sinal fusion surgery and disc replacement.   i was advised not to get the surgery unless I cant function in life from pain. 

 

     I have a nagging pain I have learned to live with... No meds, no CBD.... just learned to accept a daily nagging pain.. Im supposed to stretch and do core strengthening, but like a lazy stubborn idiot, i dont.    Im afraid of what it will be like in 15 years,.   iam 45 now. 

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Dgenerating discs. My neck is no longer curved. History of herniated c5/c6. Something on the middle where thoracic meets lumbar. Not specifically identified but that's the longest standing issue. Possibly bulging. Have arthritis in my spine.  Had cervical vertigo for years due to a c1/2 misalignment that took years to diagnose. Also broke my tailbone a few years ago. It healed with a bone spur for which I had to get a series of nerve blocker injections so I could sit right.  Had to get a special drum throne for it before that. Still use it just to keep from getting sore. 

 

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2 hours ago, Pistol Pete said:

I have spondylolysthesis....(aka Spinal stenosis)  Basically a fractured vertebrae, where the "wings" break away from the circular part of the spine in one section. 

(L5 S1) which caused forward shift of a lwer vertebrae.  This causes nerve pain, and my disc is destroyed.   Been this way for easily 15 years but I just found out last year after an MRI. 

 

 My only option to truly "FIX" it is sinal fusion surgery and disc replacement.   i was advised not to get the surgery unless I cant function in life from pain. 

 

     I have a nagging pain I have learned to live with... No meds, no CBD.... just learned to accept a daily nagging pain.. Im supposed to stretch and do core strengthening, but like a lazy stubborn idiot, i dont.    Im afraid of what it will be like in 15 years,.   iam 45 now. 

Yeah, i'm 42.  I've been doing PT 3x a week.  It gets better and then a sneeze or something sets it back.    I will wait and see what DR says..

 

It takes me about 30minutes to get going maybe up to an hr in the morning with stretches.. 

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Goldy, keep us posted on what happens at the DR.

 

` My appraoch of "do nothing... just ignore it and keep going"  is not a good one, 

but its what ive been doing.   Literally nothing.

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