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    Should I just give in and get operation?

    I've been battling herniated discs in my neck and low back for years... bout ready to throw in the towel. Neck has been the worst lately, do traction and ice almost everyday. Probably looking at a fushion, anyone else had this done.

    This pic was bout 5yrs ago and you can easily see the collapsed disk between 6 and 7
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    Quote Originally Posted by REHH View Post
    I've been battling herniated discs in my neck and low back for years... bout ready to throw in the towel. Neck has been the worst lately, do traction and ice almost everyday. Probably looking at a fushion, anyone else had this done.

    This pic was bout 5yrs ago and you can easily see the collapsed disk.
    No , fuck that , I am
    Sure ur doctor will hook you up with pain meds .... Opiates .... life is good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sumner View Post
    No , fuck that , I am
    Sure ur doctor will hook you up with pain meds .... Opiates .... life is good
    I hear the new synthetic fentanyl is tits!

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    I have one in my lower back.

    Have you had a epidural?

    As far as meds... You want to be like sumner ? He life must be amazing being he spends a fair amount of time on here with us peasants

    I'm going to exhaust all options before surgery. The pain is annoying. The steroid shots help somewhat. Pain meds do not help me at all other than for a buzz.

    I'm going to try the chiropractor and the epidural next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROID View Post
    I have one in my lower back.

    Have you had a epidural?

    As far as meds... You want to be like sumner ? He life must be amazing being he spends a fair amount of time on here with us peasants

    I'm going to exhaust all options before surgery. The pain is annoying. The steroid shots help somewhat. Pain meds do not help me at all other than for a buzz.

    I'm going to try the chiropractor and the epidural next.
    , thinking bout getting Botox injections in neck though. Been on bunch different meds, don't do much. I get muscle spasms and nerve pain which triggers migraines, Botox is supposed to work good for that.

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    I can't speak from personal experience but I know a older guy that gets botox injections. Said they help. He has had the maximum dose or allowance per year. 12 injections, whatever that equates to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REHH View Post
    , thinking bout getting Botox injections in neck though. Been on bunch different meds, don't do much. I get muscle spasms and nerve pain which triggers migraines, Botox is supposed to work good for that.
    Epidural injections of depo medrol saved me from surgery on my L4-L5 and L5-S1.

    If your doctor thinks it is worth a shot try it.

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    I had c5/c6 & c6/c7 fused with 2 plates with 6 screws. It took care of about 90% of pain on a daily basis. I still sometimes get a catch in it and sometimes it gets better stiff for awhile. Nothing a little ibuprofen or ice cant cure. Over all definitely glad I had it done. I now dont want to wash out my mouth with buck shot ona daily basis. So I am glad I had it done. I hope your get some relief brother

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skip Foursome View Post
    Epidural injections of depo medrol saved me from surgery on my L4-L5 and L5-S1.

    If your doctor thinks it is worth a shot try it.
    my bro gets these, it helps

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    If you have surgery and it involves fusion, it will be a long recovery and you will be in some type of restrictive brace or cast for months as far I know. Ask you doc about that. I say surgery as a last option. I have back issues myself and surgery would also involve fusion because I have a cracked vertebrae causing disc issues. If you are in enough pain that you basically cant move around on a daily basis, then you have no choice but surgery. If you can alleviate a lesser level of pain through meds, chiropractor and/or physical therapy, then you should put off surgery.
    Quote Originally Posted by REHH View Post
    I've been battling herniated discs in my neck and low back for years... bout ready to throw in the towel. Neck has been the worst lately, do traction and ice almost everyday. Probably looking at a fushion, anyone else had this done.

    This pic was bout 5yrs ago and you can easily see the collapsed disk between 6 and 7

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    Thanks for the replies. I'm calling in today to make appointment at Emory spinal center, they're supposed to be one of the best, gonna get new X-rays and MRI to see how bad it's got. Been about 10yrs since I've seen a neurosurgeon for this, that x-ray in first post is from chiropractor.

    This is a fushion friend of mine just had done.
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    I got an epidural in my L5-S1 about 2-ish years ago. It really helped take the edge off and gave me time to heal. I had one doc advocating for the discectomy and another said "no". The epidural was the compromise and I'm doing pretty well so far.

    What has also really helped me is 2-4 times a year I get IMS (intra-muscular stimulation) done. Basically they jab you with needles at the nerve muscle interface which can help with the tightness and spasms that come the from nerve damage associated with my herniation. They'll do my back, butt, hamstring and calf all along the left side (my affected side).

    Best of luck REHH, that nerve pain sucks. Hang in there.

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    Man I'm in the same boat. I am using some pain meds I take at night to help w my lower back pain but most days it's so bad I can't stand for more than 15-20 minutes at a time.

    Doing a causal walk or doing the lawn makes me want to eat a damn bullet to stop the pain I will feel for the next couple of days.

    I hate the thought of surgery and fusion but I'm sure at some point I will have to do it.


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