Re: Does size of disk extrusion really matter?
Hi happy girl and everyone else reading my post, i just read your post. I wonder too if you are in pain. I too have 9 bulging dics in the mid section of my back known as the thorasic spine area and in chroni pain. I also have tow discs in lower back l4-l5 that were herniated for many years that the gel between them dried up and now bone on bone.
The middle back pain started almost 2 yrs ago, lower back settled down, no more pain about 2 yrs ago. The doc , otho said the discs might have fused themselves. It took 10 yrs. It will take 10 years for thorasic soine now. Here is the best part. I did nothing to my back. This is all genetic!!!!
How sucky is that1 i am 48, female, getting in great shape. Nothing stops me depite pain. I see pain management doc and take 4 percocet a day, that's it. I don't want to be on anything stronger ever. I manage and the perks take the edge off. I push myself all the time. I suffer terribly too with fibromyalgia on top of the back pain.
I decided as of january 2nd news resolution i was going to loose weight this year and really tone up. I am sticking to it. I walk for an hour 3 times a week, all up hill then as of the 3rd week of march i started doing massive yard work on my yard, intense for 4 hours a day. I am stronger, i have built muscles, lost weight and lost inches. My wonderful pm do helped me along with the weight loss with a medication called "topamax" which is prescribed for migraines, which i get occassionally anyway.
But the best side effect from this medication is weight loss and you loose your taste for sweets! Nice! I am so happy! I look great! Only lost 9 pounds since march 2nd. Slow weight loss. Its the way to go. I am taking 50 mgs a day on that and will stay at that.
I also take "dhea" to help build muscle and chronium picolinate, 200 micrograms a day. Dhea is the fountain of youth pill and gived you your life back, turns back the clock, you feel young again. After you are 35 the body stops making it.
I take 25 mgs day since febuary of this year. This is a pill you don't increase ever! Side effects. I take fish oil, niacian, b-12, restveterol also anti aging pill, every single day and down it with a glass of v-8 fushion which gives you a fulls days worth of veggies and fruits in one 16 ounce glass, everyone come to the other side and look young.
This is my new life now, no turning back ever. My weight 3 yrs ago was 227, i am 5 ft 7. I now weigh 181 and still loosing will get down to 145 goal weight this year. I lost 3 inches every where but my boobs thank god not that! Take care and hope this letter helps, tammy.........