Re: Gastroesophageal Reflux - caused from lying down all day??
It sounds like an acid problem to me. I have had GERD for many years. Things that help are slightly elevating the head of your bed with bricks or wooden blocks. There are also medications that slow down the acid "pumps" in your stomach. These are available over the counter or by prescription. You could have a hiatal hernia. Hope this helps. I am facing some bed time soon also as I have an L5/S1 fusion with LT-cages scheduled for Dec. 18 in Santa Barbara.
1990-Myelogram=L4-5 LAMINECTOMY.1998-Myelogram,Discogram,CTscan=L 4-5 FUSION w/BAK cages. 2002-Prolotherapy injections. 2003-April-MRI Lumbar spine=DDD,bulges,arthritis,low disc height,Physical Therapy.2003-May-MRI Thorasic spine=Two herniations displacing nerve roots.2003-July-Nerve blocks/epidurals; 2003-August-L5/S1 FORAMENOTOMY.2003-October-Lumbar Discogram=2003-December-L5/S1 FUSION w/BMP/LT cages. 2004-Jan-Pain much worse than before surgery. CTscan & L1/L2 nerve block & Myelogram.
Last edited by larryp; 12-04-2003 at 05:57 PM.