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Old 08-16-2004, 05:54 PM   #1
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t5 culciumfied ruptured disc

surgion saidit was at t5 and it was culciunfied. its to high to do surgey onand its major surgey. he would not do it. any suggestions anybody. they are setting up a referral with another surgeon at uab.

 
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Old 08-16-2004, 06:03 PM   #2
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Re: t5 culciumfied ruptured disc

What part of the country are you located?

How did they determine your diagnosis? Did you have a myelogram, mri, discogram or cat scan?

I have a bad T10-11 and I am going for a myelogram on Monday!

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Old 08-16-2004, 06:47 PM   #3
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Re: t5 culciumfied ruptured disc

What does that word mean?

 
Old 08-16-2004, 06:51 PM   #4
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Re: t5 culciumfied ruptured disc

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im in alabama. he said something about a myligram or something like that. today i have had my 3rd mri 40minutes.also xrays this morning after mri and also this evening a sugeons office. the ruptured disk is also a old injury i done about 10 or 15years ago. moonlight as for as i understood it has calcium build up. thats the word he said

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Old 08-16-2004, 07:00 PM   #5
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Re: t5 culciumfied ruptured disc

oh, okay, calcified.

The body tries to shore itself up by any means possible. Yours formed calcium. That is common in middle age men. Your name does not indicate your sex.

I am not sure what they do for that ailment.

 
Old 08-16-2004, 07:07 PM   #6
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Re: t5 culciumfied ruptured disc

thanks moonlight. im a male he was concerned about the problem im having but he will not touch me thats the second surgeon has told me. know the only thing im concerned about is if uab turns me down too.

 
Old 08-16-2004, 11:18 PM   #7
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Re: t5 culciumfied ruptured disc

Most bulging disks become "calcified" to some degree, after a certain period of time.

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Old 08-16-2004, 11:22 PM   #8
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Re: t5 culciumfied ruptured disc

I was looking at a chart at the Spine Clinic here in town and saw the calcified discs on it. The calcification was so bad that the discs were fusing themselves. I would hate to think that all bulging discs do this. The chart showed one long stretch of calcificaiton. If it were a real picture, I don't think that the person would have been able to bend or twist or even sit down.

Are you sure, Standing Man?

 
Old 08-16-2004, 11:40 PM   #9
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Re: t5 culciumfied ruptured disc

Good question! I believe it's a question of degree. Here's a quote from a medical reference site:
" As people age, the ligaments of the spine can thicken and harden (called calcification)."
Of course, this refers specifically to ligaments. I believe it is fair to say, however, that disk calcification _to some degree_ is also common with aging. How severe and problematic it is, of course, is a different question.

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Re: t5 culciumfied ruptured disc

thanks standing man. well said

 
Old 08-17-2004, 09:48 AM   #11
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Re: t5 culciumfied ruptured disc

this is effecting me alots. i have to take pain killers, antidepressants and i was wondering what they can do for this. im a fairly big guy. he said it was at t5 and t6 but he cannot operate because its to high and he cannot get to it. i thought since i went to the surgeon the guessing would be over with. (not) what can they do for this.

 
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