Re: Can PT fix a disc tear/discogram positive
that's true at least in my case...i had extremely debilitating pain almost daily for 4 years, and was told my ddd at l4-5 would heal itself. after hearing that for the first 3, i said "no, it's not healing, so apparently there's another problem and you better find it." i was going out of my mind with pain, and 5 mris had just shown that ddd.
well, had a discogram in '03 that finally found what was my problem and that was a tear. my ortho, who works on the local nfl team, told me my options to fix and rest wasn't one of them.
that's not to say that rest and being careful don't do anything, but they just keep things from getting worse. with a tear, you have to do something else. i'm coming up on 5 years of this "crap" and am just thrilled i don't have the disc tear pain anymore (idet last summer). even if it's not permanent, i'm just happy to feel younger than 85 for a change. too bad i still have sciatica and si joint pain, but i'll take it!
take care, all!
Sciatica, L3-4 Tear, Spinal Stenosis, DDD L3-S1
Fusion (BMP) L4-5 '11
Anterior Fusion (BMP) L3-S1 '13