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Board: Back Problems 07-19-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By Calin
Re: posti-microdiscectomy stiffness in wound

Hi myrsini,

Teteri66 has given you good guidance. I'm responding because I had a microdiscectomy 16 months ago. I spent much time on this board for more than a year prior to that trying to deal...
Board: Back Problems 05-28-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By Calin
Re: Left hip and leg pain

I'm assuming you had an MRI and discussed those results with the surgeon? have you been referred for Physical therapy?
Board: Back Problems 05-28-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By Calin
Re: Advice on MRI?

Hello,

I noticed that no one had responded to you yet, and I can only speak from my own experience. My issue was at L5/S1-herniated disc and I did have debilitating pain down my leg. I did...
Board: Back Problems 05-27-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By Calin
Re: 15 Months Post Microdiscectomy Question

You had which...the electrical shocks?

Whew...well, I don't have any other on-going pain, so I surely hope I am not headed in that direction. I do hope you are doing well.
Board: Back Problems 05-27-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By Calin
Re: 15 Months Post Microdiscectomy Question

I rather understand that rubber band feeling...more in my leg..tightness I think. I do think you are right that those of us with numbness do have sensations...and I'm thinking those sensations can be...
Board: Back Problems 05-26-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By Calin
Re: 15 Months Post Microdiscectomy Question

Thanks for your response. I have always appreciated you insight and knowledge that you so willingly share on this board.

I do tell myself that at least the nerve is doing something! Today it has...
Board: Back Problems 05-25-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By Calin
15 Months Post Microdiscectomy Question

I haven't posted here for a good while, although I check in to read posts now and then. I was on this board a lot for a couple of years, and received much support and advice. I have a question for...
Board: Back Problems 10-06-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By Calin
Re: Continuing Pain 3 Months Post Discectomy

I am going to say, based on my experience, that this is normal. I had the same thing a couple months after my microdisectomy on L5/S1. It felt like an electrical shock, near the incision site. My...
Board: Back Problems 09-20-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By Calin
Re: Microdisectomy

I can only speak from my experience, but I had four injections last year and each time I got better....for awhile. I did PT, and also alternative exercise therapies, and then one wrong move would...
Board: Back Problems 09-20-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,485
Posted By Calin
Re: Sorry another microdiscetomy

I think that sounds pretty normal Hoejef. I am 7 months post microdiscectomy, and I am still numb. Also, still have achiness...in hip, hamstrimg, and electrical sensations in the numb area of my heel...
Board: Back Problems 08-07-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By Calin
Re: Boss, coworkers think I am exagerating

I am sorry you are experiencing this, but I must say I believe you are not alone. Some people are understanding, and others are not...mostly because they cannot identify with chronic pain. I too...
Board: Back Problems 08-07-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,442
Posted By Calin
Re: Lower back, scar tissue or Sacrum? UPDATE from Grover

HI grover771!!! I'm so glad to hear that you are now in recovery mode!! I can't imagine that you went on a trip to Alaska but if it made you feel better and brought you out of depression....then it...
Board: Back Problems 08-01-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,485
Posted By Calin
Re: Sorry another microdiscetomy

Wow...sounds like you are doing great, but do be careful! I'm six months out and am still numb and on some days, achy. I also still get lots of tingling in my foot.

Glad you are doing well; just...
Board: Back Problems 07-11-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By Calin
Re: Had a lumbar microdiscectomy yesterday

Hi hrl227,

I'm interested in hearing what your surgeon says, but I expect if you were not numb before the surgery then it likely will go away with time. For those of us who had numbness before...
Board: Back Problems 07-08-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,612
Posted By Calin
Re: Back surgery gone bad

I've not posted yet in this thread but have read all the posts. CharliePA you are stronger than you know, and all that you are going through is so difficult, yet your strength is uplifting to others...
Board: Back Problems 07-08-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Calin
Re: l5/s1 desectomy surgery poat op

Hi julieashley...I think some new sensations are very normal, even after 6 weeks. I had L5/S1 microdiscectomy in early February. I was already numb, and while I regained all my strength in my left...
Board: Back Problems 07-04-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By Calin
Re: i really hate my back

Hi Nora01...I hope you find out you have not reinjured the disc again. My surgery on l5/S1 was in February 2013. I also have aching in left buttock and am still very tight in hamstring. The numbness...
Board: Back Problems 07-01-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,485
Posted By Calin
Re: Sorry another microdiscetomy

Good luck to everyone posting in this thread. I had L5/S1 microdiscectomy in early Feb. It took me a year to come to the decision because I always got better after the ESI injections, and then would...
Board: Back Problems 05-07-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By Calin
Re: 3 months post microdiscectomy-:-)

Thank you gmak. I do hope and expect to continue to feel improvements for a long time to come. I do pray that it will stay this way. My best to you as well!
Board: Back Problems 05-06-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By Calin
3 months post microdiscectomy-:-)

Hello All,

I haven't posted for a few weeks, but wanted to note to the many people who have been supportive and offered advice to me on this board, as well as those of you suffering from pain from...
Board: Back Problems 05-06-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By Calin
Re: Epidural injection L4-L5 - help

Hi kyl151,

I'm sorry you are experiencing such pain. I can share from my experience and my own research that often if the first injection does not provide enough relief, a second one will be...
Board: Back Problems 04-02-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,985
Posted By Calin
Re: microdiscectomy surgery

Hi vampire41...my surgery was just a week before yours. I think the impatience is normal....I'm right there with you, although I'm getting over that a bit simply because I can do so much more now.
...
Board: Back Problems 04-02-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,985
Posted By Calin
Re: microdiscectomy surgery

Hi tbone832003....I hope you are doing well after this short time out from your second surgery. I had my first micro on Feb. 6. I feared that maybe I re-herniated about 2 weeks ago, but now I...
Board: Back Problems 03-21-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By Calin
Re: 6 wks Post Op Microdiscectomy Question

Hi Nora01...thank you for your response. I do try to think, but I must say that sometimes it is a challenge....our bodies are designed to move, and trying not to move normally is so hard. I know...
Board: Back Problems 03-21-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By Calin
Re: 6 wks Post Op Microdiscectomy Question

thanks gmak....I have an appointment next week when I expect to be released, though I thought about calling today. I am trying to get back to work and I just clearly freaked out at this. It doesn't...
Board: Back Problems 03-21-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,442
Posted By Calin
Re: Lower back, scar tissue or Sacrum?

Hi grover771.....I just wanted to say hello and note that I am glad you are still moving forward with trying to find the best solution to resolve your pain. We communicated early on when you first...
Board: Back Problems 03-21-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By Calin
6 wks Post Op Microdiscectomy Question

Hi All,

I've been posting here for a while, although haven't posted much while I have been recovering from microdiscectomy on L5/S1. I am 6 weeks out and have my final appointment with the surgeon...
Board: Back Problems 03-14-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,985
Posted By Calin
Re: microdiscectomy surgery

Hi vampire41...I had my microdiscectomy on Feb. 6th. I will not be released until March 28. I am doing pretty well...but was told not to life, bend, twist, or lift over 10 lbs for 6 weeks. I am a...
Board: Back Problems 02-26-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By Calin
Re: Lumbar disc microsurgery same as microdiscectomy?

HI....I am not a doctor obviously, but it would seem to me that the language used would be the same as microdiscectomy....which is a micro lumbar surgery; micro meaning that they will likely use the...
Board: Back Problems 02-26-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,907
Posted By Calin
Re: Microdiscectomy l5-s1

I'm so sorry to hear that! But at least you have an answer and a plan to get through it. Good luck!! Keep us posted.
Board: Back Problems 02-22-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,985
Posted By Calin
Re: microdiscectomy surgery

Hi vampire41...I'm glad to hear your recovery is going well. I'm 16 days post op from microdiscectomy on L5/S1. I can't believe you walked a mile so soon! I think I could, but it is so icy and snowy...
Board: Back Problems 02-19-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,907
Posted By Calin
Re: Microdiscectomy l5-s1

Try not to worry. I tend to worry too and I know it does not help. When will you have the results of your MRI? I know nerves take a long time to heal. Try to stay positive and hopefully you will have...
Board: Back Problems 02-19-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,907
Posted By Calin
Re: Microdiscectomy l5-s1

I am sorry you are having some challenges after surgery and I hope it is all just the healing process. I am 2 weeks post microdiscectomy. My pain subsided just before but it took me a year to get to...
Board: Back Problems 02-19-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,907
Posted By Calin
Re: Microdiscectomy l5-s1

wow...I was never told that. I just put my ice pack right on the incision for a few days post surgery. I haven't needed it this past week, in my second week. Hmmm...
Board: Back Problems 02-11-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By Calin
Re: 4 days Post Microdiscectomy-So far so Good...

Hi pasko52...I'm glad to hear you are doing well 10 weeks out from your surgery. Was it at L5/S1 or a different level? As far as numbness, I do still have that. It runs down the back of my left leg,...
Board: Back Problems 02-10-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By Calin
4 days Post Microdiscectomy-So far so Good...

Posting hoping that my experience thus far may be helpful to others who are now post op or who are waiting to have a microdiscectomy. Mine was this past Wed., Feb. 6 at L5/S1. I had tried for a year...
Board: Back Problems 02-02-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,442
Posted By Calin
Re: Lower back, scar tissue or Sacrum?

grover771...I have never heard of the stem cell transplant. I am going to look for your other thread. I surely hope there are folks on here who will have information that will be helpful for you. I...
Board: Back Problems 01-26-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,442
Posted By Calin
Re: Lower back, scar tissue or Sacrum?

Yes...I'm good actually. No pain; just the sensations of numbness and weakness although I have gained back a little strength in my left leg/foot. It makes it a challenge to know I am going forward...
Board: Back Problems 01-26-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,442
Posted By Calin
Re: Lower back, scar tissue or Sacrum?

I'm glad you have that over with and have some answers. What are your next steps?
Yes...take it easy today. :-)
Board: Back Problems 01-22-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,442
Posted By Calin
Re: Lower back, scar tissue or Sacrum?

grover771...I am glad you at least feel better about getting some validation for your pain! I have not had a discogram; maybe teteri66 or someone else will know more about that. But for your sake, I...
Board: Back Problems 01-18-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,442
Posted By Calin
Re: Lower back, scar tissue or Sacrum?

I'll be glad to hear from you! And by the way...I (as likely many here)...do understand what it is like to have pain that others can't understand because they can't see it or feel it. I've even said...
Board: Back Problems 01-18-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,442
Posted By Calin
Re: Lower back, scar tissue or Sacrum?

Hi grover771...I'm sorry to hear that PT and traction didn't quite do the trick for you. I'm in the same boat. I've stopped everything as I landed in emergency mid-December. New MRI; disc fragment;...
Board: Back Problems 01-09-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By Calin
Re: Lower back issue...decision time?

Zee703....I am posting to you because I am in the exact same position that you are as far as making a surgery decision. I agree with others about the specifics of your MRI, and whether you have...
Board: Arachnoiditis 12-30-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 23,198
Posted By Calin
Re: Disc Protrusion L5/S1

Same to you adapastos! I hope you are doing well! I'll be having surgery in late Jan or ealy Feb. I've gotten to that point when you know it's the best alternative. I'm praying for a very postive...
Board: Back Problems 12-27-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By Calin
Re: Steroids?

I recently had intravenous prednizone followed by 5 days orally. This was after a trip to emergency when a herniated disc at L5/S1 that has fragmented, rendered me imobile and in indescribable pain....
Board: Back Problems 12-26-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,560
Posted By Calin
Re: Doc said L5/S1 won't heal on its own

wow teteri66--I wish I had known this when I got 4 injections over the course of this year! I was only told to take it easy the day after. Then I went back to work.

Now that I'm facing the...
Board: Back Problems 12-24-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By Calin
Re: Disc Fragment-Experiences?

I do remember reading that in a post you placed; numbness that gets better...and still changing for you. That does help me feel encouraged. I'll get through it, I know. :-)

Thanks and a Merry...
Board: Back Problems 12-24-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By Calin
Re: Disc Fragment-Experiences?

You have been through a lot. But at least you are better than before surgeries. That is what I am hopeful for as well. I had 4 ESI injections this year, but I think it was in Sept. when the disc...
Board: Back Problems 12-23-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By Calin
Re: Disc Fragment-Experiences?

HI Baybreeze,

Thanks for your response. Did you have surgery for a herniated disc? While I havnen't had the surgery yet, I do identify with the pain you are describing. I can barely think about it...
Board: Back Problems 12-22-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By Calin
Disc Fragment-Experiences?

Hello all...I've been around the board for a few months. I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who has dealt with a herniated disc that has a fragment (or sequestered) portion broken away and...
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